Fedoras first appeared in the late 1920s, when it was a popular men's hat. Now fedoras are a popular hat choice for men and women. Not only are fedoras popular for their design, but they are also useful in their ability to protect men from the cold and wind. Men's fedora hats were classically made of felt, though now they are made with other materials as well. Fedora crowns are indented and pinched in the front, with several variations on this base style.
Mens fedoras are useful to protect from the weather, as their thick and sturdy material can cut through the wind. With the different material types, there is a fedora for any occasion. Felt fedoras are the best for winter and windy conditions. Straw and linen fedoras are more at home for summer occasions, such as BBQ and beach parties. Mens fedoras also come in several colors and decorations. Ribbon and buckles are common additions to fedora hats. Often times feathers are added to some fedoras for a dressier look. The mix of materials and decorations means that for any occasion and any outfit, a fedora can be added to a mens attire.