Fedora hats were born in the late 1800's, as a fashion accessory to depict the upper-class. Early in the 20th century, the fedora hat really grew in popularity; eventually surpassing the then admired Homburg Hat as the signature men's hat of the times.
The fedoras popularity soared as it was prominently featured throughout 1940's cinema. Stylish fedora hats adorned the heads of movie's most famous detectives and gangsters, including classic characters like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, the Blues Brothers, and Indiana Jones.
Fedora hats continue to grow in popularity today. From classic fur felt fedora hats, to summer straw fedora hats, and Panama Hats, all the way to trendy trilby fedoras, fedoras can dress up nearly any outfit.