A fedora is a hat. The name of the hat comes from a play called Victorien Sardou, Fédora. Popular in the early 20th century, it has become a stereotype for gangsters or Private Investigators (PIs)
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.
Images for kids
A fedora made by Borsalino with a gutter-dent, side-dented crown, the front of the brim "snapped down" and the back "snapped up"
Frank Sinatra as Tony Rome, sporting a fedora
Young boy with fedora, February 1943