Caption: A straw/tartan Fedora
made locally by Hive Mind Millinery
By the turn of the century, his company had 25 buildings turning out fedoras, trilbies, homburgs, and other dress and casual hats.
NO ONE HAS EVER LOOKED as cool in a fedora as Humphrey Bogart, the brim turned down in front, dropping a shadow of mystery over his eyes.
Stephen Morley, who owns Felicity Hat Hire in Regent Street, Leamington Spa, with wife Julie, says fedoras
are a great, stylish winter hat with universal appeal.
Often a product of fashion's mood for nostalgia, at Gucci wide-brimmed fedoras
added to the air of 70s glamour, Marc Jacobs chin-strapped pillbox caps fed into the 40s feel and Burberry Prorsum's berets completed 60s styling.
Dancers sport vintage clothes, fedoras
, and suspenders while strutting their stuff.
"Throughout the long, gloomy years of the Cold War, Russian bigwigs--and that means everyone from Soviet diplomats to KGB officials--never went anywhere without a dark fedora
," laments Sidney Terkel of Transglobal Natty, the U.S.'s largest exporter of men's headgear to the Soviet Union.