Fedora

History of the Fedora

In 1882, Victorien Sardou, wrote a play called Fedora, for the biggest actress of the day, Sarah Bernhardt. When the play debuted in America, Princess Fedora, wore a low crowned, creased and pinched, small brimmed hat, and a fashion trend was born.

By the 1920s and 30s the Fedora was adapted for menswear, and became a crucial part of a man’s wardrobe and was associated with the tough guy image portrayed by the gangsters, and perpetuated in the films of the day.

In the early days of Hollywood and especially in the old B-Westerns of the 1930s it was not unusual to see both Fedoras and Cowboy hats in the same movie.

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  • Indiana Jones Adventure Hat

    $335.00$750.00

    Our take on the Indiana Jones fedora from the Indiana Jones movie.

    A classic fedora crown with a rakish curve to the brim brought this old hat back into public favor with the enormously popular Indiana Jones movies. Harrison Ford established himself as one of the top leading men in Hollywood with his portrayal of Archaeologist turned Treasure Hunter, Indiana Jones in 1981. We have modified the look of our Indiana Jones Adventure Hat by doing a 3 1/2" inch brim for better weather protection. If you wish the 2 3/4" inch brim (like the movie hat) just request it in the production notes as you put your hat order together below.
    • Crown: 4 inches
    • Brim 3 1/2" inches
    • Hatband: 1" Satin ribbon w/bow OR leather
    • Crown: Fedora Pinch
    • Brim: Hand Rolled Open
    • Color Shown: Pecan
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Fred Dobbs

    $335.00$750.00
    The Fred Dobbs fedora - our take on the hat from the classic  Bogart film, - Treasure of the Sierra Madre. (1948) One of our all time favorite films this hat is a new version of the ratty top that Bogart sports as the living-on-the-edge adventurer, Fred C. Dobbs. A classic fedora from the last best west shown here in our rich charcoal color.
    • CROWN: 5 inches
    • BRIM: 2 3/4 inches
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Snap Brim, hand shaped
    • Color shown: Charcoal
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Rigby Reardon

    $335.00$750.00
    Rigby Reardon Fedora - our version of the hat from Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. {1982} Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid may be the cleverest movie in the history of film. This was the first film that cut in classic film scenes and legendary film stars into the plot and dialogue of the story.

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    • Crown: 5"
    • Brim 2 3/4" inches
    • Hatband: 2" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Snap Brim, hand shaped Open
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Big Heat Handmade Fedora

    $335.00$750.00
    Big Heat Handmade Fedora Hat - our take on Glenn Ford's fedora from The Big Heat. {1953} The Big Heat features great fedoras in almost every scene, and this is our take on the Dave Bannion hat.
    • Crown: 5" inches
    • Brim 2 3/4"
    • Hatband: 2" Black grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Hand shaped snap brim, with front dip. Bound
    • Color: Granite
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
    • Hatband not sold separately
  • Pork Pie Custom Fedora Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    Pork Pie Custom Fedora Hat - Naturally enough this style of hat got its name from its resemblance to a pork pie.These small brimmed hats were first seen in the mid 1800s and were a popular British town style hat. In America they were worn by many soldiers during the American Civil War, and sailors still refer to their white caps as Pork Pies.
    • Hatband: 2" Satin ribbon with Bow
    • Crown: Telescope
    • Brim: Pencil rolled Bound
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Frenchy Fedora

    $335.00$750.00
    Frenchy Fedora - Our take on Paul Henreid’s, Victor Laszlo fedora from Casablanca. (1942)
    • Crown: 5 inches
    • Brim 2 3/4"
    • Hatband: Black 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: hand shaped snap brim with black Bound edge
    • Color: Sand
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Drake the Ripper Fedora Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    This is our take on the Drake the Ripper Fedora Hat - This hat is an interesting blend of looks. It has a long modified cavalry shape to the short crown,with a small pencil roll on the bound brim.
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: modified cavalry
    • Brim: 1/2 inch pencil roll, hand shaped Bound
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • 4 Corners Custom Fedora Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    4 Corners Custom Fedora Hat - Our Cavalry Fedora We decided to put our own twist on a fedora, and imagined what an old west cavalry trooper might like to wear on furlough. Bowlers are certainly one choice, but we imagined something a little different.
    • Hatband: 2" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: 4 corner cavalry
    • Brim: hand shaped Open
    • Color: Silver Mist
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks