One of the things I hate most about the incel/MRA guys is that they’ve ruined trilbies for the rest of us. When I get dressed up on cold days in a nice suit, with my long black topcoat and gray scarf, I want to be able to keep my head warm with my nice gray wool tribly, dammit! I look like Don Draper!! Now I have to wonder if everyone thinks I’m about to break out a “m’lady” or something.
I think the fedora=loser MRA type is a creation of the internet/media. I know a couple of people who can pull off a fedora, and they’re both pretty cool. Haven’t seen anyone give them too much shit over it except in a very mild way.
Fun fact: this is a headshot from the actor who played Pugsley in the third 1990s Addams Family film (went direct to video). He’s just messing around, not seriously being a neckbeard. Like Bad Luck Brian an intentionally bad photo gets interpreted as serious.
Is the “Heisenberg hat” from Breaking Bad actually a fedora? Just to my layman’s eye it looks like a slightly different kind of hat from the ones that come up when I google Fedora. The top looks flatter.
Depends on who’s wearing it.
My wife loves me. However, if Harrison Ford shows up at our door and asks her to run off with him, the fact that he’s wearing jeans, a ratty old shirt, and a fedora that’s beat up from chasing the Ark of the Covenant will only hasten her departure.
Fedoras somehow became associated with atheism (google “fedora wearing atheist” for examples), and then underwent a swift process of demonization since* anything *associated with atheism is pure evil. Since then the taint of “evil” has spread to anyone else wearing anything that looks like a fedora; “fedora” became an insult.