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Men's Hats

The formal custom of wearing hats has been in rapid decline since the John F. Kennedy era, and casual culture has made mass-produced baseball caps and knitted ski caps a common style choice. But even among this decline in fine hat wearing, fashionable toppers still have a dedicated legion of collectors.

Fine men’s hats are made of a variety of materials including wool, leather, velvet, and straw. Options veer from the subtle fedora to the bold top hat. Other popular styles include the traditional round topped bowler and the hand woven Panama hat.

Modern-day millinery is alive and well with a relatively small but passionate number of hat makers still plying their trade. Vintage hats are particularly popular at auction and serve as both inspiration for contemporary designs and objects of appreciation for auction participants.


Quick Facts

  • A hat worn by Michael Jackson during his 1995 appearance at the MTV Music Awards sold at a 2009 New York Times Square Hard Rock Cafe auction for $73,800. The hat was tossed by the pop star into the audience during the performance
  • A fur fedora worn by Harrison Ford during production of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade sold at a Profiles in History Hollywood memorabilia auction in October 2015 for $90,000
  • Director George Lucas donated one of the fur fedoras worn by Harrison Ford during production of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for a Hollywood memorabilia auction with Profiles in History

Recommended Items at Auction

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SHELL SERVICE STATION ATTENDANTS UNIFORM HAT
Mar 18, 6:00 PM CDT
SHELL SERVICE STATION ATTENDANTS UNIFORM HAT
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$1756 Bids
3 Men's Hats
Mar 05, 9:00 AM EST
3 Men's Hats
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$186 Bids
PATEK PHILIPPE Khaki fabric cap
Mar 07, 7:00 PM CET
PATEK PHILIPPE Khaki fabric cap
by ICONEEK
Est: CHF50- CHF100
CHF805 Bids
The Billy Kidd By Stetson Hat
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
The Billy Kidd By Stetson Hat
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$64 Bids
FLYING A ASSOCIATED SERVICE STATION UNIFORM HAT
Mar 18, 6:00 PM CDT
FLYING A ASSOCIATED SERVICE STATION UNIFORM HAT
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$603 Bids
John Wanamaker Hat
Mar 05, 9:00 AM EST
John Wanamaker Hat
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
ULYSSE NARTIN Lot composed with a cap and a notebook
Mar 07, 7:00 PM CET
ULYSSE NARTIN Lot composed with a cap and a notebook
by ICONEEK
Est: CHF20- CHF80
CHF302 Bids
CITIES SERVICE GAS STATION UNIFORM HAT
Mar 18, 6:00 PM CDT
CITIES SERVICE GAS STATION UNIFORM HAT
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
AUDEMARS PIGUET Fabric black cap
Mar 07, 7:00 PM CET
AUDEMARS PIGUET Fabric black cap
by ICONEEK
Est: CHF30- CHF60
CHF502 Bids
ANTIQUE TOP HAT
Mar 15, 12:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE TOP HAT
by Dennis Auction Service
Est: $150- $300
$251 Bid
Vintage Stetson Gray Wool Fedora Hat
Mar 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Stetson Gray Wool Fedora Hat
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$11 Bid
SOVEREIGN SERVICE GAS STATION ATTENDANTS UNIFORM HAT
Mar 18, 6:00 PM CDT
SOVEREIGN SERVICE GAS STATION ATTENDANTS UNIFORM HAT
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
CHEVRON SERVICE STATION UNIFORM HAT
Mar 18, 6:00 PM CDT
CHEVRON SERVICE STATION UNIFORM HAT
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
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Montana Custom Stetson & Western Cowboy Hats
Mar 16, 9:00 AM MDT
Montana Custom Stetson & Western Cowboy Hats
by North American Auction Company
Est: $200- $400
$701 Bid
PATEK PHILIPPE Blue fabric cap
Mar 07, 7:00 PM CET
PATEK PHILIPPE Blue fabric cap
by ICONEEK
Est: CHF50- CHF100
CHF501 Bid
Tress & Co. London Grant & Watson Tophat
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
Tress & Co. London Grant & Watson Tophat
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Salesman sample straw hat
Mar 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Salesman sample straw hat
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $100- $500
$500 Bids
Salesman sample straw hat
Mar 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Salesman sample straw hat
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $100- $500
$500 Bids
3- SALESMAN SAMPLE HATS
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
3- SALESMAN SAMPLE HATS
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Soap Box Derby (3) Hats [Chevrolet]
Mar 06, 9:00 AM PST
Soap Box Derby (3) Hats [Chevrolet]
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
19C American Top Hat Hatboxes
Mar 18, 10:00 AM EDT
19C American Top Hat Hatboxes
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Black EMS Adjustable Velcro Hat
Mar 13, 9:30 AM CDT
Black EMS Adjustable Velcro Hat
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Camo Kiss My Bass Fishing Velcro Adjustable Hat
Mar 13, 9:30 AM CDT
Camo Kiss My Bass Fishing Velcro Adjustable Hat
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$150 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Hats


McCurley Auction Company

McCurley Auction Company

Millers Auction Co.

Millers Auction Co.

ICONEEK

ICONEEK

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery