The fedora is a soft, brimmed hat with a creased crown. It got its start in the late 1800’s and went on to become the iconic hat style in the first half of the 20th century.
When most of us think of fedoras, we picture gangsters in the Al Capone era, Frank Sinatra, the Blues Brothers, and Jimmy Stuart in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
In the mid 1900’s, men’s hats fell out of style, and so did the fedora. But then along came Indiana Jones and the Fedora got a new life.
Today, fedora hats for men are very popular and stylish. They come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and materials suitable for every occasion and every season of the year.
Types of Fedora Hats:
While the Sinatra and gangster fedoras are still available, there is now a whole host of more modern styles. There are urban style fedoras that are great for clubbing and stingy-brim styles for a cooler look. For the outdoor adventurous types, there are safari fedoras and, of course, the Indiana Jones fedora.
A close cousin to the fedora is the trilby, which typically has a slightly narrower brim that is sharply upturned in the back. This gives it a tinge of attitude. This hat is also very popular and comes in a variety of colors and materials.
Colors and Materials:
Fedora hats for men come in a wide variety of materials including straw and cotton twill for spring and summer and wool felt, fur felt, and corduroy for winter.
The traditional colors of black, grey, and brown are still available but now fedoras come in almost any color as well as in plaids, pinstripes, twills, houndstooth, and even leopard.
The versatility and variety of modern fedoras make it an excellent choice for both dress and casual occasions. And there are even crushable fedoras that are great for trips.
The Major Brands:
Fedora hats for men are available from a wide range of quality hat manufactures including Jaxon, Christys’, Bailey, Golden Gate, Kangol, and of course Stetson. The large number of manufactures ensures a great selection and great prices.
Fedora hats for men are stylish and fashionable. They are a hit with the Hollywood crowd and they are a great choice for dressing up or when you’re just out having fun. With all the styles, colors, and materials available today, you’re sure to find one that looks great on you. So, go pick one out.