New trend in movie fedoras...?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Craig Robertson, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Jerekson

    Jerekson One Too Many

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    So you said it was like a pencil curl, but looser?

    Yeah, this is interesting.
     
  2. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Nice

    Nice shots :eusa_clap
     
  3. Slicksuit

    Slicksuit One of the Regulars

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    Here you go...

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  4. Craig Robertson

    Craig Robertson One of the Regulars

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    Thank you, Slicksuit! Those are exactly what I was talking about in "Miss Pettigrew..." and it IS curled up on the sides. It looks like a raw edge too.

    The hat that "Rick" wore in "Mummy 3" was like that but even a bit more dramatic.

    I've never seen this brim treatment...not EXACTLY like this. (maybe I've lived a sheltered life...)
     
  5. Jerekson

    Jerekson One Too Many

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    To me all that looks like is the brim not being snapped down very far. I've played around with some of my hats that have particularly high flanged brims and you can get it to look just like that by pulling just the very front down. It's sort of hard to explain, but...my diagnosis - a snap brim.
     
  6. K.D. Lightner

    K.D. Lightner Call Me a Cab

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    Sort of like a bowler with a fedora crown?

    karol
     
  7. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    While I have to say this is a nice looking hat.. I think it is way to small for his head..
     
  8. Craig Robertson

    Craig Robertson One of the Regulars

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    Jerekson: I agree, it is a snap brim, and I have achieved that effect in a minor degree by just snapping the brim down in the very front...but I think this one is a bit more...defined than that.

    RBH; I don't know if it's way too small for his head or he has way too much hair. I doubt if a pianist during that era would have had that much hair.
     
  9. RBH

    RBH Bartender


    Truth be told Craig... I do think its both!
     
  10. Craig Robertson

    Craig Robertson One of the Regulars

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    Okay, I've tried this brim treatment on a couple of my hats recently. Two Borsalinos, as a matter of fact; and it works very well. The fedora has to be a snap brim and then you just curl it up on the side, while keeping the front snapped down. It doesn't really seem to want to stay that way unless a little steam is applied, the brim is eager to snap completely up or down.

    What I did find out is that it is a great way to make a hat look like it has a dimensional brim. It shortens the drape. Nice. I like it for some hats. Another look is always good to have.
     
  11. ed_bollix

    ed_bollix New in Town

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    Curly sidfes...

    Have a look at this. It's the new Jaxon Safari wool. I ordered one for a knock about and I was a little surprised at the brim when it arrived.
     
  12. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

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    I gave it a shot too and then realized that it's what I did when I started wearing hats. Now, as I wear hats with wider brims, I often use two hands to snap down the brim, pinching it somewhere between my eyes and ears to snap it down, then sliding my hands toward the front of the hat to smooth down the entire front brim. When I started, I just pinched the brim right in the front-center between my thumb and forefinger, snapping down just the slightest bit of the brim. It does give a different look, but I think that I prefer the full-snap-down.

     
  13. kaosharper1

    kaosharper1 One Too Many

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    Snap brim Homburg

    This looks like the snap-brim homburg being discussed in the thread of the same name.
     
  14. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Surely they're trying to break the period look by making him look more like a scruffy bohemian today's audience would recognize, and (perhaps) women would find attractive.

    The tight curl might have been adapted from the currently modish stingy brim - again, perhaps to slightly modernize the look.
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