Monday, October 5, 2020

Guest Post :: Different Types of Fedora Hats

 Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year for fashion. I just love all the plaids, warm colors, outerwear, the endless layering options, and fall accessories, including hats, of all kinds. One trend that has really caught on within the past few years is the fedora. It is definitely a fun way to add a little flare of style to any of your favorite fall looks. Today Emma Collins is guest posting and sharing a few different types of Fedoras with us!

Anyone can recognize a fedora hat when they see one. After all, these headwear pieces are ubiquitous, and they are widely used for all occasions worldwide. But, have you ever wondered how fedoras are classified? Here, we’ll take a look at the different types of fedora hats and learn about what makes them unique from each other. We will also give tips on which kind of fedora is appropriate for a certain setting or outfit.  


Types of Fedoras According to Style

A fedora is easily identifiable because of its distinctive features: a soft brim and a noticeable crown that is usually indented. Many types of fedoras emerged by altering the styles of the crown and the brim. 


Generally, fedoras are classified as either wide brim or short brim. A brim that is 4 inches or longer is considered a wide brim, while brims measuring less than that fall under the short brim category. Facial features determine the choice of whether to wear wide or short brim fedoras. Those with long faces will look better in wide brim fedoras, and short brims are more appropriate for people with rounder faces. 


People also typify fedoras based on the style of the crown. The crowns commonly have center-creased, diamond, or teardrop styles. The choice of which crown style to wear just relies on your aesthetic preferences. Crowns do not usually depend on your facial features because they are designed on top, making them unnoticeable. 

According to Material

Another way to categorize fedoras is by their material of construction. Yes, because fedoras are versatile, they can be made from a vast array of synthetic and natural materials.  


Felt fedoras are one of the world’s favorite types because of their elegance. The felt used to make this headwear is sourced from wool or fur of animals like beaver or chinchilla. Wool felt fedoras are cheaper compared to fur felts, so they are much more common. Moreover, wool can be fashioned into a variety of textures, widening their design options. 


If you prefer plant-based fabric or synthetic fabric over animal-based ones, then straw fedoras are there for you. These headwear are made from either Panama straw, shantung straw, or milan straw. Because of the material that makes them up, straw fedoras give off that fresh, tropical look, making them very fitting for outdoor trips to mountains, beaches, or farms. They are also very breathable and light. 

Hats That Derived From Fedoras

Let’s face it: because fedoras have been around for several decades already, many hats derivative of fedoras have emerged in the market. These hats may not be labeled as fedoras, but they sure look like this classic headwear. 


Two hats that originated from a fedora are the trilby and the pork pie hat. Just like fedoras, trilbies and pork pie hats have brims and a protruding crown. However, trilbies have sharper crowns and narrower brims. Meanwhile, pork pie hats feature a pinched crown and a narrow upward-pointing brim. 


Trilbies and pork pie hats are often mistaken for fedoras but don’t make this mistake. They may look like fedora hats, but they are a different type of headwear altogether. Still, choosing to wear them is just a matter of preference. 


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