Hello everyone! I've been a closet fedora fan for a while, but just recently stumbled upon the forums here. I bought my first hat, a black Stetson Pony Express, on a trip to Tombstone about twelve years ago. Its fairly western looking, and as I passed through my western phase, I quit wearing it. Yet I'd always look at it fondly whenever I saw it in the closet, wishing it was more like a regular fedora. I also have a leather Indy hat I got a Disneyland thats too small, and an oilskin made by Pendleton that has been my main hat for the last year. Well, after lurking around here, I got the courage to rebash the Stetson. My wife was a little worried that I'd mess it up, and that I should have it done professionally (which was strange; she's a consumate do-it-yourself'er), but I went ahead anyway. I put a tight pinch in the front, deepened the side dents and lengthend them, then changed the teardrop into more of a triangle by flattening the back of the teardrop and tightly creased the rear corners. the only thing I can't quite get right is the rear of the brim. Its too floppy to take a good upturn, so I settled with lightly curling the rear-sides to give it a pseudo-upturned look from the side. Overall, I'm verry happy with the rebash. I wore it out for the first time to Disneyland last night, instead of my oilskin Indie-style. Man, it felt great to wear that hat again! I'll get my wife to take some new pics of my hats soon, I'm really proud of the rebash and want to show it off here. Thanks for giving me the courage and confidence to actually do it!