Trilby & Fedora Blocks

To make things a little easier and also in response to the popularity of these styles, here you can see all of our crown and brim styles on one page. They can all be used in conjunction with each other either as block-in-one (push through) sets or as two part hats – not sure what this means? Get in touch and we’ll be glad to help!

Crowns

CB185 – Crown Block

CB185a
CB185CB185b

£198.00

A lower trilby/fedora crown block – 103mm tall – with a broad pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB186 – Crown Block

CB186a
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£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB187 – Crown Block

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£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall – with a fairly wide pinch at the front and a well curved side profile.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB189 Crown Block

CB189a
CB189CB189b

£189.00

A subtle trilby style crown block with a gentle valley and undefined dimples.

Ex VAT £157.50

 

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CB178 – Crown Block

CB178a
CB178CB178c

£198.00

A taller trilby/fedora crown block – 124mm tall – with well sloping sides and a tighter pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB112 – Trilby Block

Standard Crowns
CB112 on BB71CB112CB112, MBC5CB112, BB75

£198.00£243.00

One of our most popular trilby crowns.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

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CB112A – Trilby/Fedora Block

CB112A - Trilby/Fedora Block
CB112A - FrontCB112A - Side

£193.00

CB112A is simply a lower version of our very popular CB112 measuring only 100mm high. When blocking crown and brim separately the height of the crown block is not important because you can trim it after blocking to any height you like. However, if the crown is to be ‘blocked in one’ with a brim such as a BB71 then it must be the exact height that you need for the finished hat. Could be best as a percher style seeing as there is no dome in the centre of the valley for head room – another great variation to add to your range!

Ex VAT £160.83

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CB117 – Crown Block

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£218.00

A trilby/fedora crown featuring a central dome this time. Again, it is made to the exact height for the finished hat enabling it to be used in conjunction with a screw on brim so that you can block in one. The crown is of course useable in its own right too and includes stand and finger holes as normal. You might want to consider a tipper for the valley and maybe one of our stainless steel egg irons to really get a great finish. See the Accessories page.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB141 – Trilby Crown Block

CB141 - Crown Hat Block
CB141 - SideCB141 - BackCB141 - Front

£218.00

A very shapely trilby/fedora crown block with long and deep dimples and a domed valley in the top. This block has been stained – do enquire if you’re interested in this for other blocks. We would recommend a tipper to go with this to help you shape the valley.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB158 Asymmetric Trilby

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£218.00

Drawing on our years of experience making literally hundreds of trilby blocks we know the principles that make these shapes work, and can therefore choose to distort the shape by eye to give some stunning and eye catching results. Unlike our standard shapes which are carefully made to templates so that each one is the same, these ones will be unique and personal to you – no one will have one the same! You could suggest how distorted you might like it perhaps….

The chequered block was made by special request – contact us if you would like to know more.

Ex VAT £181.67 GBP (price is for plain wood version not the chequered version)

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CB155 Trilby Block

CB155 Crown Block
CB155 Side viewCB155 Front viewCB155 Back view

£218.00

A new shape trilby with subtle valley and dimples. The valley features a very gentle dome in the centre.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB151 Open Crown Block

CB151 Front View
CB151 Side view

£132.00

A very timeless and classic shape that has been used for generations to make open crowns that are subsequently shaped by hand. Sometimes referred to as the #52. More slope in the front and back than the sides and a gently domed top. Shown is a 5 3/4″ high version but can be made to any height required. Discount available for orders of sets and pouncing machine hollowing can also be added to the base.

Ex VAT £110.00

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Brims

BB97 Brim Block

Brim flange BB97
5 Brim Widthsribbon-hollowing

£215.00

A traditional brim block for men’s trilby hats. Also known as a flange, this kind of brim is used for shaping brims that have already been cut to an even width and are often (although not essentially) used with a sandbagging machine. Rather than a string groove for the brim edge, there is a simple rope line around the base for tieing on a protective sheet only. Once blocked, the front is flipped down for a very classic look. BB97 is available in 5 different brim widths 1 7/8″ – 2″, 2 1/8″ – 2 1/4″, 2 3/8″ – 2 1/2″, 2 5/8″ – 2 3/4″ & 2 7/8″ – 3″. Please specify when ordering and also enquire about discounts for sets if you are interested. This brim also features a cutaway on the inside to allow a hat complete with band ribbon to be blocked or re blocked.

Ex VAT £179.17

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BB55 – Brim Block

BB55 - Brim Block with legs

£198.00

Another fedora or trilby brim that is turned up all the way round. Less of a curve than BB63 and a brim width of 65mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here with a set of brim legs (optional) to make blocking in one possible – a real classic fedora brim! String groove as standard.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

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BB107 – Brim Block

BB107

£195.00

An upturned brim (flange) for trilbies/fedoras that can be flipped down at the front after blocking.

Ex VAT £162.50

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BB70 – Brim Block

BB70 - Brim Block
BB70 - Brim Block

£195.00

A narrower pork pie/trilby/fedora brim that is again turned up all the way round. The width of the brim is 45mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here made from tulip wood and with a string groove (optional). Great with trilby or pork pie crowns.

Ex VAT £162.50

 

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BB101 – Brim Block

BB101c
BB101aBB101

£199.00

A short and tight up-turned brim suitable for pork pie or trilby/fedora hats. Slightly higher at the back than the front, string groove included.

Ex VAT £165.83

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BB45 – Trilby Brim Block

BB45 - Trilby Brim Block
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£209.00

A classic trilby style. The back sweeps up and the front sweeps down. Ideal for the trilby crown CB15. A generous width allows you to trim smaller if preferred. Oval outline – 350mm diameter. Pictured here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £174.17

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BB75 – Brim Block

BB75 - Brim Hat Block
BB75 Brim BlockCB112, BB75

£218.00

Another great trilby brim, smaller than BB45 and with a much tighter upturn at the back. String groove included as standard and shown here with optional brim legs for blocking in one – a great way to work with these kind of brims.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB76 – Brim Block

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£218.00

A bigger more pronounced version of BB75. Quite a steep downturn at the front and a good round up turn at the back. 65mm wide all round. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB106 – Brim Block

BB106

£222.00

A wide trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 85mm (front and back). String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £185.00

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BB108 – Brim Block

BB108a
BB108b

£218.00

A tight trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 53mm. String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £181.67

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BB116 – Brim Block

BB116
BB116bBB116a

£218.00

An upturned asymmetrical brim block suitable for trilby styles. The high and low points of the brim edge are slightly off centre at the front and back. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.66

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BB71 – Snap Brim Block

BB71 - Snap Brim Hat Block
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£208.00

A very stylish ‘snap’ brim which features a ridge round the back where the blocked brim will ‘snap’ to create an upturn running from the sides round to the back. This has the advantage that with a crown or indeed any of our multiblock tips screwed on top, you can ‘block in one’ in the same way that you would make a cloche hat. The ideal crown to accompany this brim is the CB112 pictured left, but why not try any of our multiblock tips too. Other blocks that will attach in the same way as CB112 are CB117, CB15a and CB51. String groove as standard and the overall brim width is 2″.

Ex VAT £173.33

 

 

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BB71 2.5″ Snap Brim Block

BB71 (2.5") Snap Brim Block
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£208.00

Our BB71 has been so popular probably due to the ease with which it can be blocked in one with a crown attached, that we decided to add a bigger size. This time, the snap at the back will be much less steep and the overall brim width is 2.5″. Use with a crown such as CB112. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £173.33

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BB71 3″ Snap Brim Block

BB71 3" Snap brim block

£212.00

A 3″ wide version of our very popular BB71 snap brim. This time, the snap at the back will be much less steep – use with a crown such as CB112. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £176.67

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