The fedora and its smaller-brimmed siblings, the pork pie and trilby, really must die. This trend has reached its saturation point. Much like the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, one can argue that the fedora is a classic item that will never really disappear. This may be true...to an extent. The fedora first came into fashion in the 1880s as an accessory for women. Then it fell out of favor with the girls, and men co-opted it in the 1920s. The fedora had a long run of popularity, eventually fizzling out as a common menswear item in the early 1960s. However, it has reared its jaunty head frequently in popular culture since then. The Blues Brothers. Indiana Jones. Annie Hall. Freddie Krueger? Yes, icons all. But no one really wore the hats in real life. They felt costumey.