I love the Fed IV!!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Johnny., Mar 27, 2009.

  1. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    I am not an expert but I do know that minor details of the hat (such as the curve) vary from scene to scene in the films. So the chances are probably that you could get the curve to suit at least one scene.
     
  2. djgo-cat-go

    djgo-cat-go Practically Family

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    Ordered a Federation IV..

    .. at Hatsdirect.. I just can't wait to have it on my head.. I'm a newbie when it comes to hats, but thanks to the members of this lovely and devoted hat-lounge I decided to go with Akubra.. and the price seems very rite to me..
    I'll post pictures when it arrives if that's appreciated? I also need to read the tricks of the trade carefully when it comes to bashing the crown.. :eek:
     
  3. David Ward

    David Ward Familiar Face

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    Where is the bashing tutorial - I looked in the faq and did a search but couldn't find it (is becoming blind as a bat in his old age)
     
  4. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    Try this link, David:

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=10272

    See Matt's examples on page one. On page two, check out Dinerman's video for creating a diamond crease. That will get you started.
     
  5. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    I intend to do a bashing tutorial video on youtube as soon as I receive the Akubra Fed IV I am considering ordering, as I have not seen any bashing tutorials there. So if you can wait two weeks I will hopefully provide one.
     
  6. Goose.

    Goose. Practically Family

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    Just don't do that video while driving. Gets some people riled up ;)...doing a bash while driving might even hit my threshold though :rage:

    But I do look forward to your clip. May be real helpful to those that need it and just fun to watch for others.
     
  7. avedwards

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    Since I am sixteen (seventeen next week) the chances of me driving and bashing are slim. But I intend to do more than a clip but a detailed video showing progessively harder bashes, so first a centre dent, then a diamond bash and then a teardrop.
     
  8. ryang

    ryang New in Town

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    avedwards - I look forward to seeing your youtube video. keep us posted.:)
     
  9. David Ward

    David Ward Familiar Face

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    Yes, thank you for offering a tutorial, looking forward to seeing it!
     
  10. Winsor

    Winsor New in Town

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  11. Pduck

    Pduck One of the Regulars

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    I always click on the little "Insert Image" icon just above the text box. Then just paste the url of where the image is posted.

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  12. Wil Tam

    Wil Tam Practically Family

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  13. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Winsor that looks great on you!
     
  14. Goose.

    Goose. Practically Family

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    Indeed...Awesome!
     
  15. Tampahound

    Tampahound One of the Regulars

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    Johnny - I got the same hat at about the same time and love it as well!
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    Here is mine!
     
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  16. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    Some great looking Feds, Winsor and Tampahound!
     
  17. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    The best thing about these open crown hats is the the personal variations even given the same style of crease. I'll bet most of us could never get the same exact crease twice even if we tried all day.
     
  18. Belegnole

    Belegnole One of the Regulars

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    The variation in the hats after bashing is why I keep reading these threads. It's wonderful watching someone come up with something that is always slightly different than what has come before.

    ok, that and i have a moonstone
     
  19. Wil Tam

    Wil Tam Practically Family

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    what I love is none of yer beeswax!

    What I dig is that I have 2 Heritage Akubras, 3 Stetsons [two are which of Soveriegn quality] & 1 Beaver Brand 100% in my current rotation ;) lol :p

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    Fed IV D in moonstone with a 6 point crease :D

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    Now playing: Andre Previn - Jeepers Creepers
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  20. Mr. Paladin

    Mr. Paladin My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice Johnny, you did well on the crease. My Photobucket has been acting up big time lately as well so I'm glad you found the trick.
     

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