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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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STETSON THE GUN CLUB COWBOY HAT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
STETSON THE GUN CLUB COWBOY HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $75- $125
$309 Bids
STETSON MONTANA COWBOY HAT 4X
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
STETSON MONTANA COWBOY HAT 4X
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$607 Bids
Rare Southern Railroad Conductor Hat
Oct 07, 8:00 PM EDT
Rare Southern Railroad Conductor Hat
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$756 Bids
VINTAGE STETSON REVENGER MONTANA COWBOY HAT
Oct 01, 9:00 AM MDT
VINTAGE STETSON REVENGER MONTANA COWBOY HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $75- $125
$756 Bids
DORFMAN PACIFIC FLOATER HAT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
DORFMAN PACIFIC FLOATER HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$104 Bids
TAXCO SOMBRERO HAT STERLING SILVER MEXICO
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
TAXCO SOMBRERO HAT STERLING SILVER MEXICO
by Imperial Auction
Est: $200- $300
$403 Bids
1982 WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY TRUCKER HAT CAP
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
1982 WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY TRUCKER HAT CAP
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$153 Bids
Fireman Painted Leather Parade Hat
Oct 16, 10:00 AM CDT
Fireman Painted Leather Parade Hat
by Leonard Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$6002 Bids
MONTANA STETSON COWBOY HAT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
MONTANA STETSON COWBOY HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$101 Bid
MONTANA RESISTOL COWBOY HAT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
MONTANA RESISTOL COWBOY HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
Hermes Petit H Canvas Hat W/Petit Chalutier Print
Oct 08, 10:00 AM PDT
Hermes Petit H Canvas Hat W/Petit Chalutier Print
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Stetson Beaver Hat and Western Cowboy Accessory Group
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Stetson Beaver Hat and Western Cowboy Accessory Group
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$201 Bid
Vintage Knights Templar & Red Cross Hats
Oct 01, 10:00 AM MST
Vintage Knights Templar & Red Cross Hats
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
AMERICAN LEGION THREE STRIPE TRUCKER HAT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
AMERICAN LEGION THREE STRIPE TRUCKER HAT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
CHAPE
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CEST
CHAPE
by Orne Encheres
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
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Dura-Felt Dark Brown Felt Cowboy Hat by Bailey
Oct 22, 9:00 AM MDT
Dura-Felt Dark Brown Felt Cowboy Hat by Bailey
by North American Auction Company
Est: $250- $500
$700 Bids
Oriental Hat
Oct 02, 1:00 PM EDT
Oriental Hat
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
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LANVIN Panama-Hut, Gr. 55 (6 3/4).
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
LANVIN Panama-Hut, Gr. 55 (6 3/4).
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Pettibone Railroad Conductors Cap and Lee Denim Striped Engineers Hat
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Pettibone Railroad Conductors Cap and Lee Denim Striped Engineers Hat
by Rail and Road Auctions
Est: $60- $90
$200 Bids
National bull shippers cowboy hat
Oct 01, 1:00 PM EDT
National bull shippers cowboy hat
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids
A Circus Hat
Oct 02, 1:00 PM EDT
A Circus Hat
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
2- ORIGINAL YELLOW CAB HATS
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
2- ORIGINAL YELLOW CAB HATS
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $100- $10,000
$1000 Bids
A Zem Zem Shriner's Hat
Oct 02, 1:00 PM EDT
A Zem Zem Shriner's Hat
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Hats


Davis Brothers Auction

Davis Brothers Auction

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

North American Auction Company

North American Auction Company