History of Felt hats & Straw
hats - Indiana Jones hats
fedora is the one item most recognized as Indiana Jones.
Throughout the three movies, the fedora went through some
changes. In each Indiana
Jones movie, the fedora was shaped noticeably different. In Raiders
of the Lost Ark, the fedora was the
tallest with a straight sided crown and tight pinch at the front.
In Temple of Doom, Indy's hat was shorter with a more tapered crown.
In Last Crusade, the pinch was not as tight and neat as in Raiders.
The fedoras used in Raiders of the Lost Ark were all reportedly
supplied by Herbert Johnson based on a Brazilian line of hats. The
brim was wide, with a tall untapered crown,
rounding at the top, and a tight high pinch and center
With the release of Temple of Doom in 1984, Stetson reportedly
secured product placement in both the actual movie as well as in
Last Crusade saw the return of a fairly distinctive hat profile.
While not as dramatic as the Raiders hat, this hat sported a tall
untapered crown, but a less tightly pronounced pinch. In addition,
the brim appeared to be slightly narrower with more of a prominent
upward curl, and more of a snap-brim.
Stetson had allowed their license on the hat expire; and Dorfman-Pacific
now holds the license agreement with Lucas Films Indiana Jones(TM)
for the official Indiana Jones hat. Dorfman-Pacific is a large
supplier of men's, women's and children's headwear. They've been
in business over 80 years and their home office is in Stockton,