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    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreispitz
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    is there any inherent difference between a small-brim fedora and a trilby aside from the makers of the hat/branding?

    Or are the terms interchangeable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lark
    is there any inherent difference between a small-brim fedora and a trilby aside from the makers of the hat/branding?

    Or are the terms interchangeable?
    My 1958 Stetson Trilby has a 2 inch brim making it not quite a stingy, though it's right on the cusp of stinginess. The trilby is a particular style of fedora while 'stingy brim' is a generic term for all fedoras with small (usually less than 2 inch) brims.
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    Ah, cool.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inusuit
    What is this

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    My wife bought me three thrift store hats for my birthday, a no-name wool English walker, a wool Dobbs stingy and a very nice Mark 65 Lee. The Lee has a glued overwelt and is coming loose in the back. It looks like it may have been attached with double sided tape. How should I go about reattaching the welt ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spats McGee
    I consistently run into the same problem when trying to shape the brim of a fedora. For whatever reason, when I curl the back up, the sides lay flat, and when I try to curl the sides up, the back lays flat. What I cannot seem to accomplish is having the back curl up, and the sides form a transition from the curl in the back to the front. Any tips?
    I have had very good success with this method. I am an extra long oval and need to reshape every hat I get. I use a hat stretcher I bought at Harbor Freight because it has tapered sides and seems to be narrower than others. I put the stretcher in the hat and just barely snug it so I don't actually stretch the hat. This method also long ovalizes the hat quite well. I cover the hat with an old t shirt and steam iron the brim flat. Then I start recurling the back of the brim first. I lift the hat up at an angle and pull the brim out from under the iron the same way you would do if you were trying to curl a ribbon. A little bit of manual manipulation is required till I get it to the amount of curl I want. Then I do the sides in the same manner. I put the curl a little farther toward the front than I think I will need so I can get a smooth transition from the side curl to the front break. I do the front last. I iron the front portion of the brim flat and while the felt is cooling and stiffening I bend the front down to where I want it. If there is any tweaking to do I turn the hat upside down ( crown down and brim up ) and steam the brim with the iron but not touching the brim with the iron. I manually tweak it to my liking. I've used this method on 3 inch brims to 1 1/2 inch porkpie brims, wool to 100% beaver and have been able to get what I wanted every time. If you search my user name you can see several examples of hats I've done this to. Good luck, hope this helps.

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    Picture if you will (spoken in Rod Serling voice)

    How do you insert a picture right into the thread as opposed to putting in a hyperlink? I can do the link, but when I click on the "insert image" button it still has me put in a link.

    Ignorantly yours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felt and Straw
    How do you insert a picture right into the thread as opposed to putting in a hyperlink?
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=23495
    Personally, I would never want to be a member of any group where you either have to wear a hat or you canít wear a hat.

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