1. Place hat on the table
2. Flatten you hand
3. Slap on it with energy and passion
4. Shape it
I just use an old coffee can.I wanted to find a way to get rid of the little taper of the hat. So I developed a complex workflow for the Fed IV.
Slapping on the hat. Somehow, if you crease it after that, the taper is even more less. The hat fits better (stiffer is gone). And it looks even better.
Yes, I see your point. My workflow is with a blinking eye of course. But it actually works and shows, that treating your hat like a baby, sometime won't give it the..... flair.
I like that the colors of both the felt and the ribbon are so vibrant. Damn nice hat!Not a Fed IV but a Fed III but still love it 16 years later and it’s still going...
Looking good. It started its life as a Federation but all that matters is if it gets used. You get more mileage with a trimmed brim go for it.I like that the colors of both the felt and the ribbon are so vibrant. Damn nice hat!
Is it still a Fed IV if you trim the brim? Or, since this is Heritage felt, would "hare cut" be more accurate?
2" all around, Diamond creased crown lowered to 3.5" (give or take 1/8"). Not perfect, but I like it.
Well, that was the issue--I like the hat, but haven't worn it nearly as often as I wear my other hats. So I started by changing the crease, and this is where it ended. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯Looking good. It started its life as a Federation but all that matters is if it gets used. You get more mileage with a trimmed brim go for it.
I think the crown height to brim width ratio is excellent as you have it currently, and it looks damn good on you! To alter it further would be flirting with disaster.Well, I trimmed the brim down by 1/8 of an inch and reshaped the crown. The brim’s still a work in progress, I may trim it another 1/8 in but I’m going to let it stay for now...