The fedora and its smaller-brimmed siblings, the pork pie and trilby, really must die. This trend has reached its saturation point.
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They figured prominently in the SS 2009 shows at Gucci and
When I first started seeing people wearing them, particularly women, I was blown away. They looked modern, über-stylish, and downright rakish. The kind of look where I would say to myself, “Damn, I wish I could pull that off.”
But now that every starlet and random person on the street is wearing one--usually ill-fitting or horribly styled--I’m losing patience. The look is tired. I think the final nail in the coffin was seeing a rack of them at my local supermarket.
Perhaps this is just sour grapes because I look horrible in hats, but I would be happy if another 50 years went by before the fedora became popular again.