I know this has been discussed in the past, but I can't find an outcome to the discussion by searching the forum.
Has anyone had good results flattening the brim on a homburg and turning it into a conventional fedora? I have a nice black homburg that would have the right width brim for me if it were flattened. As a homburg, I'm not interested in wearing it - not my style. Yes, it does have a bound brim, so I assume it would be a tussle to get it to lie down. I'm thinking of using an iron with damp linen cloth to provide steam......?
What say you - can it be done by a shade-tree type such as myself, or should I re-sell it to someone who wants a 7 1/4 black homburg? I don't want to ruin the hat.
(Sorry no photo available - I'm headed out of town and will have to check in on this thread while traveling through the week.)
Your sage counsel (and inevitable razzing) is welcomed.