July 29, 2010
I like wearing hats, I’m not gonna lie.
Have a bad hair day? Wear a hat. Trying to keep the sun out of your eyes? Wear a hat. Like adding a fun accessory to your outfit for the day? Wear a hat. Just don’t feel like washing your hair? You get the idea (or perhaps I am the only one who goes this route).
There are many kinds to choose from, but one hat in particular that I LOVE and think deserves a mention is the fedora.
I did some mild research on the background of the fedora, and this is what I found via Wikipedia:
A fedora (pronounced /fɨˈdɔrə/) is a mens felt hat that is creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides. The creasing does not define the hat, however. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, centerdents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary if they are found at all.
The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, Fédora, written for Sarah Bernhardt. The play was first performed in the U.S. in 1889. Bernhardt played Princess Fédora, the heroine of the play, and she wore a hat similar to what is now considered a fedora. The fedora became a female fashion which lasted into the early part of the twentieth century.
That’s right people, Michael Jackson was NOT necessarily the one that made these popular. 🙂
There are many styles and options to choose from…spring & summer varieties made of straw or cotton & even winter varities such as felt, corduroy, suede, wool, etc.
They come in solid colors or are made more unique with contrast bands, beads or feathers.
More options than I care to list or you care to read about, really 🙂
Here are some of my favorite (and inexpensive) options online:
Incorporate fedoras in your wedding party. Give the groomsmen or bridesmaids a fun accessory, even if only for a fun effect in photos, to make your party stand out from the rest.
Bye for now 🙂