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?





Humphrey Bogart?



Sinatra wore both:





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,

(Or that a loveseat is a sofa.)

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


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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

    Becca, I love you.


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

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


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