3 out of 4 people say “fedora”. Do You?

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When asked to name a hat style, three out of every four people asked can come up with “fedora” — not homburg or trilby, not bowler or even top hat. (For caps, it’s nearly almost always “baseball caps” with newsboy caps a distant second).

According to Wikipedia, the term fedora was in use as early as 1891 when the hat came into being as women’s (not men’s) headwear. In fact, it took some twenty years for the fedora to really take as a men’s middle-class clothing accessory. but when it did, the fedora’s popularity soared, and eventually eclipsed the similar-looking homburg.

Fedoras are still predominantly worn by men; however, women do wear them especially in lighter materials and brighter colors. Now you know!

Thanks for reading,
Fedora Fan, Steve Singer
(also CEO Hartford York)

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