Fedora

wide brimmed felt hat with a pinched crown

A fedora is a hat. The name of the hat comes from a play called Fédora by Victorien Sardou, named after the main character.[1] Popular in the early 20th century, it has become a stereotype for gangsters or private investigators (PIs)[source?].

Drawing of a fedora
A fedora

They mainly come in black, sometimes with a band of coloured fabric around the rim.

Some people, such as Jack Abramoff and Richard W. Lariviere, become known for wearing fedoras.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encarta Dictionary, Microsoft Encarta Premium Suite 2004.