I was at Borders today reading the magazines and I came across the March issue of Details Magazine. It had an interesting article called Cool or Tool?. The article focused on the celebrity-induceness of fedoras. It had an interesting topic, but ultimately the article was hallow and provided absolutely nothing meaningful. Don’t believe me? Read it for yourself.
But I do like the topic. Fedoras are very classy when Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart wore it. Even Indiana Jones looked rugged and nice. They are a classy piece when wore right. But with the resurgence of the item, people aren’t wearing it right. Think of celebrities like Kevin Federline, Pete Doherty, and Johnny Depp. It’s a bit excessive. Yes, some can slightly pull it off like Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt (but really no), but most people shouldn’t. Especially regular people walking into a Starbucks wearing a fedora and a graphic tee (not a good one too since I saw that day too). Leave it for the classics and for dress-up, please! You’ll look tacky. Or worse, an unintentional douche bag.