First, we have to give credit to the folks at BustedTees for the above graphic. It captures how Redhook has felt for quite some time about the long-running fedora fad that’s infested bars and live music shows across America.
Urban Dictionary defines the fedora phenomenon thusly:
Fedora Douchebag Threshold Theorem: The sociological rule that one person wearing a fedora in a larger group may be stylistically unique, but two or more people wearing a fedora in a larger group renders every person in that group a douchebag.
That’s a pretty good summation of the problem. The fact that so many guys are out sporting fedoras at the same time makes it totally uncool. Case in point:
If you and your friends wear fedoras, chances are you don’t look much better than the guys above. Not being mean. We’re doing you a favor. We liken it to telling you that you have spinach in your teeth.
That said, there are guys who look good in fedoras. Interesting to note, however, the examples below are either dead or fictional:
So please, next time you’re headed out for the night, leave the fedora at home. You’ll feel better not being such a sheep. Plus, you can mock all the d-bags who end up wearing theirs. Trust us, there’ll be a lot of them.