Fedoras are the epitome of jazzy cool, with cloth fedoras conjuring a Frank Sinatra sort of feel, and straw fedoras exuding a sense of casual, tropical weather fun. While fedoras for men are the easiest to find, and the most abundant, fedoras for women and children can also be found. All prices quoted in this article are accurate as of July 2011.
Eastbay sells almost 20 different styles of men's fedora hats, ranging in price from $20 to $45. On the low end of the price spectrum is the O'Neill Myford Fedora, a one hundred percent textured straw hat with a cotton twill band, woven label, and pin detail, which comes in a tan. A the high end of the price range is the New Era EK Stapleton Fedora, a gray hat made of 100% cotton with tonal stripes, plaid lining and a metal New Era Flag pin detail. Eastbay offers free shipping on order of $75 or more.
Nordstrom offers over 40 different styles of men and women's fedoras, ranging in price from $15 to $150. Towards the low end of the price range is the Free Authority Paper Straw Fedora, a gray fedora with a striped band and a brim width of 1 1/2", priced at $29.50. One of the more expensive fedora hats offered by Nordstrom is the Tommy Bahama Safari Panama Straw Fedora with a contrasting band and patterned perforations, priced at $125. Free shipping is available for Nordstrom orders over $200.
Zappos sells the widest range of fedora styles of the three retail outlets mentioned here, with over 200 men's, women's and children's fedoras available. Shipping for all orders through Zappos is free, both for the actual ordering, and for any returns of unused merchandise. One of the least expensive fedoras offered by Zappos is the Quiksilver Kids Anchor straw fedora with a jacquarded nylon headband, meant for youth ages 8 to 20, and priced at $28. One of the more expensive fedora sold through this store is the Robert Graham Chrysalis Fedora, a 100% silk with a seamed brim and a patch-pattern, priced at $200.