The fedora hat is one of the most popular styles sold at our stores today. Originating shortly before the turn of the 20th century, this iconic hat has seen a few rises and falls in popularity. The fedora became mainstream and iconically tied to gangsters in the era of prohibition from the 1920's through the early 1950's. Its use eventually receded as the 60's took on. However, the fedora hat made a serious return when Harrison Ford wore it onscreen in the Indiana Jones series and more recently as musicians and celebrities like Jason Mraz and Charlie Sheen have been seen sporting them around.
Originally made of fur felt and limited to basic colors like black, brown and grey, fedoras now come in a wide variety of materials, patterns, and colors. Additionally, there are a wide variety of crown styles and brim sizes such as the center-dent, teardrop, diamond and stingy brims. Whatever your taste is, here at Hats Unlimited we are committed to providing a variety of fedoras for you to choose from.
What Is a Fedora Hat?
Fedora hats are characterized by the distinctive indented crown, which creases toward the wearer's head and looks like someone is pinching it at the top front. A soft brim surrounds the crown. Most fedora hats have a crown height of 4.5 inches, though they can be shorter or taller depending on the design. The brim is usually about half that wide.
Fedoras first made an appearance in the late 19th century, with the name coming from a play in which the main character wore a soft-brimmed hat with a crease in the crown. The design became popular with men, who appreciated the practicality of the fedora when walking through nasty weather.
Men wore hats as a matter of fashion and politeness during the first half of the 20th century, and when celebrities began wearing fedoras, they reached an even higher level of popularity. Women, too, have embraced the fedora, sometimes as a nod to androgynous fashion and sometimes as a means of making a statement about gender. But most women love fedoras because they're attractive, practical and versatile.
What Types of Fedoras Are Available From Hats Unlimited?
Fedoras come in a range of sizes, shapes and colors, and Hats Unlimited stocks a huge number of these kinds of hats. You can find men's fedoras and unisex fedoras, plus fedoras made by top manufacturers such as Henschel, Kenny K, Dorfman Pacific and Jeanne Simmons. Styles include:
- Panama fedoras.
- Large-brim fedoras.
- Low-crown fedoras.
- Stingy-brim fedoras.
- Safari fedoras.
What Is the Purpose of a Fedora Hat?
Fedoras are mainly used for fashion, which is why they have become such as staple in American pop culture. Fedoras are often a shorthand for describing a type of character, such as a gangster or independent adventurer. The style is seen as cultured but also a bit rogue. It's little wonder the fedora's popularity has only increased over the years, as its distinctive look is unlike anything else.
The fedora has become popular again in the 21st century. Men enjoy the style and comfort of a fedora, as well as its versatility and practicality.
Why Order From Hats Unlimited?
Hats Unlimited has an amazing selection of hats, from casual to formal to sporty. We are the best online destination to find the hats you love for everyday wear and special occasions. We have more than 1,000 styles to choose from, so you can always find exactly what you want. Our competitive pricing means you get an outstanding value when you buy from us.
We focus on providing the best customer service and will do everything to complete your order quickly and accurately, making shopping with us simple. Our customers appreciate the smooth service they get from the moment they get in touch. Place your order for your fedora hat today!