- There is a fine line between rakish and douchey: the fedora must be worn at an angle to be stylish, but not at a Kayne West angle. Absolute douchiness is to wear a fedora with a vest or t-shirt. I will never do this, and neither should you.
- Wearing a fedora with a long coat and a suit, on the other hand, is apparently awesome (see #5 and #6 below).
- Most people do not know the difference between a fedora and a trilby. You are frequently required to educate them in public, loudly and with great indignation.
- People seem to automatically give you space when you wear a fedora. I am unsure if this is proportionate to the size of the brim.
- Both men and women seem inclined to open train doors for you when you wear a fedora, even during the morning rush. I’m yet to fully understand why.
- Fedoras bring both the ladies and gentlemen to the yard. My hat apparently has some kind of magic panty-and-boxer elastic loosening ability. This may be related to the train-door opening thing and could also be proportionate to the size of the brim.
- People may assume you are a rabbi or a priest. This is less likely if the hat is angled to a suitable degree of rakishness.
- If you take it off and mime throwing it at passersby, they will flee in terror. This may be because they’re worried that you’re a Bond villain.
This is basically always true.