The Tilley Fedora

Report by Coy Starnes
Tilley Fedora
The Tilley Fedora on the author


I have been a long time fan of the Fedora hat, long before the Indiana Jones movies made them so popular in America. I remember at a very young age looking at pictures of outdoorsman wearing this style of hat and in particular Fred Bear. So it is no surprise that I jumped at the chance to test a Fedora from a hat maker with a long history of making fine outdoor hats.  However, this Fedora is the first hat from Tilley using the “age old tradition of blocking hats using presses and molds to shape the hat into a beautifully shaped fedora with heat and steam.”

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