View Full Version : Can anyone ID this hat?

06-05-2008, 12:16 AM
I just watched a movie called Blast of Silence with my boyfriend, and we couldn't figure out what kind of hat the lead wears throughout the film. I hunted around online for stills, but I only found a couple:
Is it a porkpie? (It has an almost perfectly round top/bash(?)) But the front edge tilts down. It just doesn't look quite like any hat I've seen, and now I'm curious. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

06-05-2008, 12:48 AM
Hmm its hard to say exactly...but I noticed one that is similar through the merchants area links


Nice hat :-) Enjoy the quest to find what it is. (I love doin that!)

06-05-2008, 09:55 AM
It does look a lot like that one; could someone just take a hat like that and, through much conditioning, make the front tip forward? I know I have a hat that I worked on until it got the angle I wanted, but it was a woman's straw hat. (Sorry- my knowledge of the inner workings of men's hats is limited. [huh] )
I went looking through the hats there, and the top of the movie hat looks more like this one:
Don't know why this is becoming such a quest; I just need to know...

06-05-2008, 11:55 AM
My guess is it's a hand-bashed porkpie. Doing the bash by hand might account for the forward slant, either by choice or simply because human's are not perfect.

06-05-2008, 03:53 PM
Check out this thread (http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=30234)

It may help.

06-05-2008, 09:21 PM
Thank you guys! It's definitely a porkpie. Now that I've looked closely at them, They're a much cooler looking than I had originally thought.
A little education's a wondrous thing...:D