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scottyrocks

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Hey, all. My Akubra Fed IV arrived today. I am absolutely thrilled! Ive already wet-bashed it. I love it! I dont know if Im ever gonna take this hat off my head. :p

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scottyrocks

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Thanks, guys.

Tampahound, I had been meaning to post this when I first got home, but a bunch of stuff happened that had to be addressed right then and there. So I logged onto FL and there was your post that you got your Fed IV! That was very cool. I took the picture and made my post.

Your hat looks great. I love these Fed IVs. Wear it well!
 

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Johnny. said:
Newb question... how stiff exactly is that brim? Like is it bendy or inflexible?

Bendy, but not floppy. You have to coax it down when you first get it.
 

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Nice lid Scotty - great job on the bash.:eusa_clap It suits you well. Is that a deluxe or a regular Fed IV? I got a regular and did not realize how comfortable it had become until I started wearing a different fedora and then switched back again.

Now just watch out for the Hovitos.:eek:
 

MattJH

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Johnny. said:
Ahh, ok. What do you mean by "coax it down"?

Like... train it down. I've owned three Federations (and still have two), and the brim is definitely not a snap brim out of the box. It just sort of bends down and then pops right back up. It's not stiff, it's just not snappy. You have to train / coax it to look how you want. Mine still don't snap. Once I trained the brims down, they just stayed down. I'd have to retrain the brim to go back up.
 

scottyrocks

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MattJH said:
Like... train it down. I've owned three Federations (and still have two), and the brim is definitely not a snap brim out of the box. It just sort of bends down and then pops right back up. It's not stiff, it's just not snappy. You have to train / coax it to look how you want. Mine still don't snap. Once I trained the brims down, they just stayed down. I'd have to retrain the brim to go back up.

This is very easy to do with the distilled water in a squirt bottle. Spray it til its coated but not drenched, and then dont be afraid to muutcher it a bit to get it to stay where you want it to be. With non-snap brims I have found that I have to over bend them a bit ('muutchering') to get them to end up where I want. (Muutcher is pronounced with the ou sound from 'would.' Ive never seen satisfatctory spellings of this word, or 'buuby,' so thats how I spell them - with two u's).
 

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scottyrocks said:
... Ive already wet-bashed it. ...
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And so you have! Another great example of that wet bashed lived in look.

A wet bash gives a lived in look that I just can't seem to find with steam. My vote is for wet and I'd be happy to argue my position over a few cocktails with anyone who is willing :D.
 
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