HOMBURG HATS & GODFATHER HATS
The homburg is a stiff felt hat with a crease along the length of the crown and no pinches, and has a brim with the edge sharply turned up all the way around. Homburgs are typically made from wool or fur felt and have a grosgrain hatband with an optional feather. The homburg hat was popularized by Edward VII after visiting Germany and bringing back a hat of this style. It is one of the oldest formal style hats and was favored by many politicians and diplomats in the mid-twentieth century. The "Godfather" hat as it is also referred to, was made popular by many legendary gangster & mafia movies made in Hollywood. The biggest names in the world of hip-hop brought it back into style in the late 1990s and is still popular with many artists of today.