|The poet Walt Whitman with a fedora style hat in the 19th century|
Since the early part of the 20th century, many Orthodox Jews have worn black fedoras and continue to this day. The hat is also often associated with Prohibition, Great Depression-era gangsters and the detectives. Popular stars in the 1950 like Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra wore fedoras. And of course in Hollywood movies of the 1940's, characters often wore fedoras together with a trench coat. Think of Humphrey Bogart in the famous film ' Casablanca'.
|The Beatles cover shoot for the album ' Hey Jude' sporting both an Amish style and fedora style hat in the late 1960's|
|All pictures above Dior Homme AW11|
Enjoy the summer- The Fashion Philosopher