Wednesday, October 19, 2011

THE FEDORA HAT IS MAKING A COMEBACK

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AFTER RECEIVING AN ANONYMOUS COMMENT--THE INFORMATION I RECIEVED ABOUT FEDORA'S-I COPIED THE INFO FROM WICKIPEDIA. SORRY ABOUT THE ERROR--I JUST FOUND THE INFO SO INTERESTING.  SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THE CREDIT UP FRONT.

THANK YOU ANONYMOUS - WHOEVER YOU ARE.

                                                                  THE FEDORA


A fedora  is a men's felt hat. It is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides,  though the creasing does not define the hat. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary if they are found at all. Early on, fedoras were sold open crown, meaning they were uncreased, with the owner creating his/her own crease manually. By the 1950s, hat makers started blocking the various creases into the hats when they were made. This is now the standard. The brim goes all the way around the crown and can be left raw edge, finished with a sewn overwelt or underwelt, bound with grosgrain ribbon, or finished with a self-felted cavanagh edge. Traditionally, fedoras have grosgrain hat bands. A trilby hat is similar to a fedora, but typically has a narrower brim, and the back of the brim is distinctively more sharply upturned as a result.



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 men's middle-class clothing accessory. Its popularity soared, and eventually it eclipsed the similar-looking Homburg by the 1920s. Fedoras can be found in nearly any color imaginable, but black, grey, tan, and brown are the most popular.

Do you remember the old movies where a lot of the men and women wore hats??? Remember Bogie in  "Cassablanca" in his Fedora?
Or seeing some ladies in their fedora's

I've always loved hats and it takes a lot of self confidence to wear one today.  I've been in the "Red Hat Society" for about 8 years and always wear hats to those events, but everyone is wearing one.  I've decided to start wearing hats more often to all kinds of events and just hanging around.

Fedora's are all the rage in the stores and I see them on many celebs and in the fashion magazines.


I found a wonderful pattern and have made a few now. Here's mine:

I'm putting these and other styles for sale in my hairdressers's shop. Also on Etsy and maybe Ebay.

Have a wonderful VTT.

Ann

16 comments:

Terra said...

Your fedora is pretty, and I have admired them ever since my dad wore one in the 50s, with a trenchcoat. The Bogart look.

LV said...

Hats are definitely coming back. I just do not see as many men wearing them as the ladies.

Coloradolady said...

You are right. I even saw hats like this on a contestant on the X factor this year. He wears hats like this, and they look great!! Happy VTT!

FlyAwayHome said...

WOW, sewing hats? What talent! I LOVE these hats and you have done a great job. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on http://flyawayhome-4am.blogspot.com/.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I love your hat...you look very stylish! ♥

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are really styling in that hat, girl! And you say you made it!?! Wow! You are the bomb!
Hugs,
Patti

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information on fedoras, but you should have given credit to Wikipedia for the information you copied directly from the Wikipedia site.

Anonymous said...

first Anonymous don't be so stift and what difference does it make ? really

I love your feather in your hat

Curtains In My Tree said...

I also love the peacock feather sticken in your hat honey , that just makes it so fun

thanks for visiting my blog

also the anonymous that made the comment on wikipedia, didn't your mother ever teach you to be nice ?

bj said...

O, I well remember when all the men wore hats..
I am olden, remember? :)
I love hats but have always looked just like an idiot in them. My sweet daughter, on the other hand, looks like a million dollars in every hat she puts on.
Your hat is precious.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love Hats ! Yours looks great ! I love your WOZ collection on the sidebar ! :)

Theresa said...

your hats are wonderful! I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on winning my giveaway! If you email me your address than I can send out your prize. Thanks for playing along! t. xoxo

Libbie said...

Hi Ann! Thanks for your sweet comment! I am so glad you stopped by! Those granddaughters of yours are adorable!

Even though I think Fedoras are pretty cool I hope no one tells my husband that they are back in...he always wants to try to wear a hat & he looks terrible in hats! Now you...look GORGEOUS!! Really you do! Can't believe you made those pretty hats! You are very talented! AND stylish!

Sarah said...

OH, those are adorable! I bet you'll sell a lot. I've seen those around and my daughter even asked me to buy her one a few months ago! Thanks so much for linking up to my homemaking party and for displaying my button on your blog. I sure appreciate it and would love to have you back next week!

Have a great weekend!

Sarah

Evans Ayde said...

That's amazing looks! I think without hat you can not get a perfect looks. I love of hats and it creation.i think that come back wearing nice hats era.

Fedora Hat

profile said...

cute cute hats. very lovely hats.

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