Fedora vs. Trilby:

 

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Things that make Becca go “ARGH!”

 

If you’re buying a hat at Forever21,
chances are it’s a trilby.

If you’re in the Melrose district of West Hollywood
on a Saturday night,
you are probably surrounded by fedoras,
courtesy of the Orthodox Jewish community there.

Fedora = Wide Brim

 

Both hats have a dipped crown,
often coming to a point at the center.
 
Fedoras have a wide brim.
Trilbies narrow.

Fedoras are usually quite tall from base to crown.
Trilbies are short.

 

Brad Pitt and your local hipsters?

Trilby.

 

Trilby.

 

Humphrey Bogart?

Fedora.

 

Sinatra wore both:

FE.DO.RA.

 

TRIL.BY.

 

A trilby is not a “Stingy-brim Fedora”,
it is a completely different hat.
It’s like saying that saying that a yarmulke is a stingy-brimmed baseball cap,
forthelove.

(Or that a loveseat is a sofa.)

See?
This is what happens when societies stop wearing headgear on a regular basis.
Definitions crumble and old haberdashers weep into their beer.

Don’t make the old men cry, kids.
Fedora ≠ Trilby

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Somer
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 18:40:01

    Becca, I love you.

    Reply

  2. booksdontgrowontrees
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 20:31:53

    Thank you for saying something that very much needed to be said.

    Reply

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