Friday, June 27, 2008

THE hat


The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou. Princess Fédora, the heroine of the play, wore a hat similar to a fedora.

In the early part of the twentieth century, the fedora 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. The hat is sometimes associated with Prohibition-era gangsters and the detectives who sought to bring them to justice.

The popularity of the fedora has resulted in a large variety of styles being available. Fedoras can be found in nearly any color imaginable, but black, grey, and tan/brown are the most popular.
In Hollywood movies of the 1940s, characters often wore a fedora, particularly when playing private detectives, gangsters, or other "tough guy" roles. (source:wikipedia)


In this style that once Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca launched (or the Blues Brothers and Indiana Jones later) today we find inspiration. With a quick search that i 've made i admit that i found almost every (wanna be)-stylish female of the US and UK star system having at least one fedora-appearance in her 'book'.

A stylistic epidemy that comes and goes but is basically remaining omnipresent come rain or come shine..

11 comments:

coco said...

I really loved Lindsay in that hat last summer. She looked so good.

Ediot said...

i love hats. on others.. i try to wear it and get casual in it-- but it takes time.. might not be my thing..
have a great weekend dear

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

casablanca is one of my favourite movies! humphrey bogart looks so elegant...

Allure said...

One of the best Kate Moss pics ever and she wore it to a wedding!

If only I found the guts to wear hats...

joanne said...

ah, i was just looking for a fedora this week. one of the best styles of hat out there, definitely!

hannah said...

love the fedora! bogey looks the best out of everyone, of course.

Sunniva said...

I love the fedora! I just bought one and I practically live in mine..it's just so easy to wear (especially if you have a bad hairday!)

Love your collage!

xx

Tinsley said...

this is such a great post - i love this blog! the fedora can work when pulled off with a certain ease - like mischa and kiera
lol its pretty sad when people like fergie try to pull one off :P

Ragamala said...

I love it when people wear Fedoras! Especially when they wear super casual outfits, and kind of just throw on these trendy hats.

susie_bubble said...

I'll never pull one off but the ones in the Lanvin SS09 menswear show are pretty cool...

Miss at la Playa said...

I great post! I am thinking about trying on one to see if I can pull it off