The passed couple days London has been much hotter, and walking around a busy Richmond Park on a bank holiday I saw tonnes of straw fedoras/trilbies.
Today was cooler, saw at least three different felts aside from my own - one a very interesting model with a flat brim and upturned edge (like the Tom Mix that I've at least seen Stetson do).
Oddly, many of the felt hats I'm seeing worn these days seem to be worn either backwards or sideways. Backwards I understand (as long as the hat doesn't have any pinches), because a lot of people don't know any better. Sideways I find a bit more mystifying - I wondered if perhaps it was an attempt to get a hat to fit better, but I've seen it a few times so can only assume it's a new fashion.
For some reason, this is a good town for fedoras. I usually see a couple a day. But today I had two of them in front of me as I boarded a commuter train. There’s the guy just entering the car up front, in a nice high-crown vintage looking piece, and the guy directly in front of me.