Well chaps, I am a Fedora virgin no longer! Thanks to Bob, he released one of his prized hats (a lovely Knox 20) to me and floated it across the pond to the UK. It fits a treat, having it enlarged ever so slightly to fit my US sized 7 1/8 head. I love the quality of it, it's got a good weight and feels just right on my crown. So..with a bit of time I'll shape it just right to suit me. But to be honest, it won't be a major change to the essential hat that came through the door.
Took a few snaps, as often they speak a thousand words, and you guys know what you are looking for anyway! But it's not too far off what it must have been like when it was first picked off the shelf one Xmas eve many moons ago :-)