The best men's fedoras
- Think you can't rock a fedora? With the right one, you could look as good as the stylish celebrities who wear this iconic hat style.
- The Bailey of Hollywood Blixen heads the top of the list with its classic look, US-made quality workmanship, and range of color choices.
The fedora is the classic men's hat and remains a staple for style mavericks everywhere, like Harry Styles, Jack White, Johnny Depp, Serge Ibaka (of the Toronto Raptors), and Idris Elba, among others. If you want to add a touch of rock-and-roll or take a dressy look to the next level, the easiest way is with a good-looking fedora. As with any apparel, the quality is often reflected in the cost, but I've selected products that are reasonably priced.
I'm personally hat obsessed and could be heading to the hoarding stage, as in, I have more than 40 (mostly fedoras), and that doesn't include caps. I wasn't always a hat person, so if you're thinking that a fedora isn't your thing, perhaps I can convince you otherwise.
This type of hat has been around for more than 100 years and has taken on many iterations over time. The current trend is toward bigger brims (the projecting edge of the hat) and slightly taller crowns (the part that sits on your head) along with Western-style versions. Snap brims, in which the front of the brim can be worn up or down, is the most common type. For a more modern feel leave the front of the brim up; snap the brim down for a classic look.
Fedoras are best matched with a dressier look (suits, blazers) or at least a collared shirt. Pair a straw fedora with a short-sleeved button-up shirt and chinos for a casual warm-weather outfit. For colder seasons, sweaters, overshirts, and blazers all work well with a felt fedora. If you're going with a Western-style or a wide-brimmed version, pair it with a leather jacket, trucker jacket, flannel, or snap-button shirt.
The Bailey of Hollywood Blixen fedora won the best overall for its quality, price point, range of colors, and classic styling.
Here are the best men's fedoras you can buy:
- Best men's fedora overall: Bailey of Hollywood Blixen
- Best fedora on a budget: 9th Street Reverb Classic
- Best fedora for summer: Dobbs Rosebud
- Best fedora for dressing up: The Biltmore Camden Ark
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