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.
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?
Fedora's are all the rage in the stores and I see them on many celebs and in the fashion magazines.
I'm putting these and other styles for sale in my hairdressers's shop. Also on Etsy and maybe Ebay.
Have a wonderful VTT.