Fedora into a Homburg?

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  1. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    There's been posts about making homburgs into fedoras, but what about the other way around? Could you potentially take a fedora with a fairly stingy brim and turn it into a homburg?
     
  2. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    You'd probably want at least 2 1/2" if you're going to add a curl.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I think the brim would need to be a relatively regular width, given that the curl will eat at least 3/4" from the brimwidth.... If you can iron a homburg brim flat, though, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to curl a fedora brim.... though it would, of course, most likely lack the wide brim-binding that's normal on a Homburg.
     
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  4. TheDane

    TheDane Call Me a Cab

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    The short answer to your question is "No". But at the end of the day, it all depends on what you expect of the result.

    If you have the right flange and curling shackles, you can in principle make any brim-bound fedora into something, that would resemble a Homburg - to the untrained eye. Many would not call it a Homburg, though :)
     
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  5. Xylophile

    Xylophile One of the Regulars

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    I'm toying with the idea of turning a Heritage Fawn Fed IV into a "Lords Hat", with an unbound edge and a small curl. I got the idea from Watson's hat shop: http://watsonshatshop.com/shop/watson-signature/. I think the sides might be a little small on the Fed though.
     
  6. Michael R.

    Michael R. Call Me a Cab

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    Watson's Signature is a Beauty , but not really a Hommie , but takes the inspiration from them .

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    Nice Hat !
     
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  7. TheDane

    TheDane Call Me a Cab

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    It's a very nice fedora with a pencil curl. Personally I would neither call it a Homburg nor a Lord's Hat, though :)

    A small curl like that will probably take around 1/2" of brim.
     
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  8. RJR

    RJR

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    +1,unusual.
     
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