Discussion in 'Hats' started by silvereed, Apr 5, 2007.
Would someone explain what the "taper" on the hat is? Reverse taper ? Thank you.
If you look at the hat in profile, the amount the front and back of the crown leans inward is the "taper". If the crown leans outward at the front and back, it's called "reverse taper".
Usually the sides are not being referred to.
The amount of taper is due to the block used when the hat is made, the height of the crown, how it's styled, and hopefully not due to weathering/use.
It's all in the avatar...
Silvereed -- To understand taper, look at the woman's hand in your avatar. Now follow the line of her hip upwards and observe how it curves in...Wow, never knew I was such a big fan of taper...
Just wait till you favorite hat has to dry out in a warm room. Next time you put it on you'll look like Zippy The Pinhead.
Reverse taper -
Fortunately I've never been caught in a heavy rain with any of my hats yet, but when this does happen... how to prevent the taper from happening as the hat dries out?
(Rest of question retracted -- answered in another thread.)
(Postscript: yay! I'm off the newbie list!) :beer:
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Thanks for the info. You guy are awesome.
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As you can see in my current avatar, my 20 year old Outback has developed this problem over the years. I'd like to learn how to restore it to it's former glory, but perhaps keep some of the old look
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