1920s Mens Hat History - Public restaurants often had public hat stands and tables but to leave your hat there made it all to easy for it to be stolen or crushed. Hats were usually expensive and looked alike making them easy to steal and easy for a thief to claim “mistaken identity” with his own hat. http://www.vintagedancer.com/1920s/keep-your-hat-1920s-mens-hats/
In the 1920′s the fedora hat was just entering the fashionable scene for men. Previously it was a women’s style hat. 1920′s fedoras feature wide 3 inch brims that were shaped downward on both the front and back side. They also had a sharp crease down the middle that could be a single crease or a more triangle shape with the base of the triangle at the back of that hat. Hats came uncreased when purchased so that the owner could decide how to shape it. Popular colors were black and gray.