It is the closest to a 1940s fedora as I have been able to locate. The gay sounding male clerk objected to my calling the first couple of hats he showed me too femme. The hats were rounding and he shaped the top and form there dents to the fedora shape. But to my eye, they looked like the cowboy sidekick hat of the guy who whines the hero is letting women folk hang around. Even with the reshape, they did not seem butch enough. Thin bands and wide brims. But, there was one, not hipster, not bowler, and not particular femme. Late 60s early 70s, black, a solid durable classic colour, not brown to tan. A hat band proportional to the brim, the feathers still well formed. And, it was even made in Canada, eh.