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.
Both hats have a dipped crown,
often coming to a point at the center.
Fedoras have a wide brim.
Fedoras are usually quite tall from base to crown.
Trilbies are short.
Brad Pitt and your local hipsters?
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