1940s men were nothing without their hat. Popular men’s 1940s hats were the wool felt Fedora, Trilby, Homburg, and Pork Pie. For summer, the straw Panama (similar in shape to the felt version) kept heads cool. Men’s Fedora hats had a wide brim of at least 2-1/2 inches and either a tall C shaped crown or a crown with a deep center dent. The hat band was either black or a darker shade than the hat body, with a flat bow on one side and sometimes feathers.
Hats were worn slightly turned down in the front and up at the back. For casual outfits, the flat cap was worn by young men and working classes. Wealthy gangsters preferred the Homburg and young men the flat top Pork Pie hat.
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