August 23 2013
The word fedora
comes from the title of a play written in 1882 and was a female fashion item before men started wearing fedoras. The play was called "Fedora" and starred Sarah Bernhardt as Princess Fedora wearing a hat similar to a fedora. Around 1919 the fedora came into style as a man's fashion accessory and soon after everyone from gangsters to detectives to Hollywood movie actors could be seen wearing all styles of fedoras. Can you remember the bright yellow fedora Dick Tracy wore! President Kennedy is widely recognized as the most famous person contributing to the demise of the fedora---but everyone knows styles come and go.
Today the fedora has regained popularity and is considered a necessary fashion item for the most stylish and best dressed man. Az-Tex Hats offers the widest variety of fedora hats in all styles and materials. Whether you're looking for a fur felt fedora
, a crushable wool felt fedora
or a a stiffer wool felt fedora hats
, it can be found here.