(and as expected today I am quietly going mad trying to do three things at once so this is going to sub in as my Wednesdays Wondrous Words post. Sorry Kathy and everyone - I will try not to be this lame next week.)
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy at the Bermuda Onion where you "can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative!"
There is a difference between a fedora, the favored fashion accessory of hardboiled detectives and adventurous archaeologists, and a trilby preferred by blues men and ersatz rich man's hat.
So ... A fedora is a hat that typically has a crease lengthwise down an ovalish or tear-drop shaped crown. The crown has two "pinched" areas near the front - one on each side that are usually just dimples but can be fancier shapes. There is often a ribbon or leather band around the base of the crown. The other distinctive thing about a fedora is that the brim is wide - at least 2 to 2.5 inches though usually more - and pretty flat.
|Indiana Jones and the Amazing Fedora|
A trilby is very similar to a fedora, but the brim is much narrower, the front of the brim is angled down and the back is curled up. The crown of a trilby is also usually shorter than that of a fedora.
|The Blues Brothers wore trilby hats|
So why did this come up ? Stores are selling Hello Kitty "fedoras" that are actually trilby hats...
and my daughter knows the difference, so she was very irritated about this.