Why the fedora hate?
September 23, 2013 4:41 PM Subscribe
It seems like people go out of their way to hate on people who wear fedoras. Not fedoras specifically, at least not that I have seen, but specifically making snarky remarks about people who wear fedoras. Lena Dunham made a remark in a piece basically insinuating that all you needed to know about an early crush of hers wore a fedora.
posted by mediocre to clothing, beauty, & fashion (89 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have worn a fedora on and off since middle school. It started because I totally wanted to be Joey Jeremiah
. Well, that and a horrible haircut that seriously traumatised me to the extent that since then I average about 1 haircut a decade. I wanted to start wearing hats but baseball, trucker, or any other of those snapback varieties simply do not work for me. The Canadian awesomeness of Joey was the push I needed to get my first fedora. Eventually I branched off into bowler, derby, and pork pie hats. As well as a Jughead hat
(not me, but I hope I look that jovial when I am that old and grey) that I custom made from a discarded pork pie. I still like to wear fedoras, but am often made to feel incredibly self-conscious by the looks I get from the painfully young and hip when I do.
I know that they are somewhat associated with a lot of brodown-ing at the brodeo and overall douchiness, but is that really all there is to the hate?