Leather Fedora Hats for Women

I don’t know if it’s this way for you, but there are some hats that I usually think of as typically being for men. One reason may be that I’ve seen them more times on men in movies, for a longer period of time. Let me assure you, though, just in case you haven’t noticed — there are many women wearing hats these days. And, plenty of them are wearing one of my favorites. Leather Fedora hats for women seem to be getting more and more popular, and I think they are here to stay. Have you noticed?

Swanky Hats

These swanky hats are so classically cool. They seem to always draw a second look. The many colors and styles, and even textures, make them incredibly visually appealing. Small, normal or wide brims give them a different look, as well. While it may be a narrow category compared to the broad fedora arena, these special hats are hard to beat.

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Off Results In Hat Searches

I have noticed, in searching around for various types of hats (almost every day), that you may get some “off” or “mixed” results. For example, a Fedora hat for a female may be listed in the leather category, but it may only be because it has a leather band around it. The hat itself may be “wool” or “felt” or “wool felt” which is a very popular category. Results often include canvas or straw hats but, again, they boast a nice-looking leather band only.

And it is pretty common to see them listed as unisex. In truth, many of the hats look just fine on both males and females.

It seems to be the normal modus operandi of the search engines to widen a person’s search to include many more options. I guess our penchant for window shopping extends to the online world, as well. The retailers and search/SEO experts feel a deep need to lead us down our online journey, even when searching for very specific items.

The Real Deal

What I am talking about, though, is the real deal. You’ve got to cut through the noise. Know that these hats likely will not be cheap. Prices range from around $100 to several hundred dollars, if not more.

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You may be looking at a “lambskin leather” or “weathered leather” one. Maybe a “crushable waxed cowhide hat” or a “suede leather” one (I didn’t know that was a thing). “Nubuck leather” could be your jam, and that would likely be some expensive jam!

Oh, let’s don’t forget that “faux leather” is a thing, too. Of course, if you are out and about and aware, and all that, there are so many “faux” things out there in the marketplace, you’re not taken by surprise. You can get one of these for half the price, maybe less. However, you probably don’t want to go there, if you want the hat to last, unless you are going to rarely wear it. At least, that’s in my humble opinion (which is probably not very humble, after all).

Another great option that looks similar to a leather fedora hat is the “waxed cotton” hat, which is often characterized by the “outback” name. These hats can be a lighter and waterproof option that performs well. They look great, too!

One of my favorites is the “distressed” leather fedora hat. These can really look quite fetching. They are the real deal, with that unmistakable worn look which is a defining characteristic of the rustic, rough-and-ready western persona.

The Definition of a Fedora

If you are not exactly sure what constitutes a fedora, you are not alone. The dictionary definition tells us that a fedora is “a low, soft felt hat with a curled brim and the crown creased lengthwise.” The classic fedora will have a brim that is somewhere in the neighborhood of two to two-and-a-half inches in length. There is a pinch or a dent in the sides of the hat up near the front. Occasionally, you will see an off-center pinch, and I think that looks really cool.

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As in most things in modern society, the above definition is widely used with hats that are similar but, probably not, a fedora in the original understanding of the term. A tribly hat, for example, is often called a fedora. It has a smaller, or narrower, brim. A rancher or outdoor hat is sometimes spoken of as a fedora. There is definitely a fair amount of variety, so the different styles of leather hats can often get lumped into the fedora category.

I say, “no harm-no foul.” If you like the hat and the way it looks and feels on you, then wear it and enjoy it, and don’t worry about what someone might call it. Makes sense, methinks.

Many Choices

As you can see, there are many fashionable choices available that make the leather Fedora hats for women an especially attractive option no matter the budget, time of year or style desired. Take some time to explore the many options to see what fits you best. Take the lead in your small group of friends and be the trend-setter. Find the leather Fedora that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Until next time, take care and hats off to you!


Put on Your Thinking Cap:
  • Do you own a leather fedora (or any type of leather hat or cap)? I’m thinking it would be cool to see those in a gallery on the site!
  • What do you think about leather fedora hats, in general, with an emphasis on ones that women wear?
  • In your humble opinion, is a leather fedora hat a fancy or “swanky” type of hat? Where would you wear one?

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