Hats are once again topping the heads of men. It’s been decades since so many men have taken on this fashionable trend.
Why the revival of this street style?
All you need are the latest designers flashing this trend on the runway and in magazines and then ramping it up with a whole lot of pop culture – and you’ve got it! With the onset of the popular Mad Men series, based in the 1960’s, along with the cultural icons like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp appearing in their sporty fedoras (oh, did I mention Brad and Johnny?) Well, it’s all the rage and why not? One thing about Johnny Depp – I think the guy was actually born with one!
Although there are a lot of great hats strutting around, Fedoras appear to be the number one choice. The stylish hat with a short (or sometimes broad brim) are made of classic felted wool, light-weight straw or fabric for a more casual appearance, and some are even knitted – you’ll see them topping the heads of many a male fashionista. Sport a hat and you look cool – very cool man.
There are several great Etsy Shops that create these fabulous hats – so here are my picks for you to check out.
And ladies – let’s not forget to pick one up for ourselves!
Sara and Phil are located in Brooklyn, NY and hand-make hats and skirts using the highest quality wool, cashmere, cotton, linen, and bamboo, with a focus on enduring style and quality. Their take on the classic fedora is named ‘the Henley’ after one of their favorite local news reporters. Shop for these great hats on Etsy and find them also on their own website too!
Katarina lives in New York City and studied Hat Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked for number of well known milliners, and under their direction, made hats for runway shows during New York Fashion Week, Vogue editorials and the theater. Her millinery skills lead her to open an fabulous millinery Etsy shop where she custom makes hats for men and women.
Nora Swan and Sam Stone are a pair of Vermont women who love to make people more gorgeous with our exquisitely made one-of-a-kind hats and fine accessories. Their hats are all created right on their farm, using local wool, alpaca, mohair and feathers whenever possible.
Sam Stone is our farmer/felter extraordinaire; she lives on Little Hill Farm with a gigantic menagerie including 3 kids, a musical husband, 7 sheep, a flock of goats, a bunch of chickens, a long-legged bird dog and various wild critters.
Designer, Nora Swan, studied millinery arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked for many years as a fine fashion and theatrical milliner in New York before moving back home to Vermont to raise her son. She lives in a little cabin on a mountaintop and spends a great deal of time feeding the wood-stove.
Let us know what you think of the Fedora comeback and share your favorite Fedora picture with your comment!