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Fedora

FEDORA

Very similar to the wide brim Trilby, the Fedora is a wide brimmed hat, with a deeply indented head, pinched at the front and a ribbon band. This model is in a stiff wool felt.

Colour: Black, Brown, Grey

Fabric: Wool

Size: M, L, XL

Price: £50

Code: 3

 

 

 

 
Trilby Hat

TWEED SNAP BRIM TRILBY

Don’t leave home without one, this 100% woollen water resistant tweed snap brim Trilby is as classic as an MG. Coming in an array of colours, no two are the same. 

Colour: Various Tweed 

Fabric: Wool

Size: S, M, L, XL

Price: £42

Code: 4

 

 

 
Trilby Hat

NARROW BRIM TRILBY

A basic black narrow brim Trilby hat, in a good qulaity black felt, this hat is an enduring masterpiece and compliments many looks. 

Colour: Black

Fabric: Wool

Size: S, M, L, XL

Price: £35

Code: 9

 

 

 

 
Trilby Hat

ADVENTURER WIDE BRIM TRILBY

The Adventurer is a 100% wool, crushable, water resistant, wide brimmed Trilby hat, with leather strap and is quite literally suitable for all adventures. Wonderful quality.

Colour: Brown, Olive Green

Fabric: Wool

Sizes: M, L

Price: £60

Code: 32

 

 

 
Fedora

SNAP BRIM TRILBY

This is your ‘Man about Town’ classic trilby with a 2 inc brim and a jaunty feather (removable if required!). It can be worn brim up or down. It comes in a soft wool felt.

Colour: Brown, Black, Grey

Fabric: Wool

Size: S, M, L, XL

Price: £:50

Code: 102

 

 
Fedora

STINGY BRIM TRILBY

The classic Trilby with a devilishly small 1 inch brim and a jaunty feather. This can be worn brim up or down at the front.

Colour: Brown, Black, Grey

Fabric: Wool

Size: S, M, L, XL

Price: £:42

Code: 103

 

 

Fedora Hats

 

A fedora is a felt hat that is creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides. Similar hats with a C-crown (an indentation for the head in the top of the crown) are occasionally called fedoras. The brim goes all the way around, with a band and bow to the side. A Trilby is very similar and the two are fairly interchangeable, though occasionally thought to have a smaller brim to the wide brimmed Fedora, this is actually a myth. Often the Fedora will have a turned brim at the back of the Crown, and this is given as a distinguishing factor; and this may hold more credence.  Though there is little definitive evidence, the Fedora generally seems to be the American term for the Trilby, more commonly know in England. 


The term fedora was in use as early as 1891. Originally a women's fashion into the 20th century, the fedora came into use in about 1919, as a man’s accessory for the middle classes. Its popularity soared, and eventually it eclipsed the similar-looking Homburg by the early 1920s. Fedoras can be found in nearly any color imaginable, but black, grey, tan, brown, and red are the most popular.

 

History

 

The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, Fedora, written for Sarah Bernhardt. The play was first performed in the U.S. in 1889. Bernhardt played Princess Fédora, the heroine of the play, and she wore a hat similar to a fedora. The fedora became a female fashion, which lasted into the early part of the twentieth century, when the fedora became a male fashion.

 

It was popular in cities for its stylishness, ability to protect the wearer's head from the wind and weather, and the fact that it could be rolled up when not in use. (Richard Davy, of New York, claimed to be its first male wearer.) Since the early part of the 20th century, many Haredi and other Orthodox Jews have worn black fedoras and continue to this day.

 

The hat is sometimes associated with Prohibition and the Depression Era, worn by gangsters and the detectives who sought to bring them to justice.


Popular stars in the 1950s such as Gene Kelly, often wore fedoras in their movies, like Singin' in the Rain. In Hollywood Movies of the 1940s, characters often wore a fedora, particularly when playing private detectives, gangsters, or other "tough guy" roles. A Trench Coat was frequently part of the costume, a notable example being Humphrey Bogart’s character in Casablanca. The fedora is widely recognized with the characters of The Blues Brothers, Freddy Kruger and especially Indiana Jones. The fedora is also closely associated with Film Noir. In England, the Fedora, or Trilby, was very popular in film, most notably Trevor Howard.


Like the Bowler Hat, the fedora was popular from the early 1920s to the mid 1960s. In the late 1950s the hat began to lose favor on the west coast of the United States, which is known for its more casual clothing. The late 1950s switch from large lapels and ties to thin ones resulted in shorter-brimmed hats, and this likely played a role in the fedora eventually being deemed a non-essential item. Also playing a part were the shrinking automobiles of the mid-1950s, which often made it difficult to wear a hat while driving. By the early 1970s, the fedora was seen as a dead fashion, typically only worn by older and/or more traditional men. However the fedora has seen a revival in recent fashion seasons. In the early 1980s, pop star Michael Jackson began using a black fedora, which became one of his trademarks, as did Boy George of the same era, and Milliner Philip Tracey has revitalized the Fedora/Trilby with innovative designs, colours and bringing a twist to the original.

 

lso playing a part were the shrinking automobiles of the mid-1950s, which often made it difficult to wear a hat while driving. By the early 1970s, the fedora was seen as a dead fashion, typically only worn by older and/or more traditional men. However the fedora has seen a revival in recent fashion seasons. In the early 1980s, pop star Michael Jackson began using a black fedora, which became one of his trademarks, as did Boy George of the same era, and Milliner Philip Tracey has revitalized the Fedora/Trilby with innovative designs, colours and bringing a twist to the original.