Leonard Cohen’s Sinatra-esque Fedora

August 19, 2009

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Now that the legend is back, let’s please pay tribute to him. To put it mildly, he is the most influential musician of the post-Sinatra generation, not only music wise, but also hat wise. Like El Padrino, Cohen wears a black felt fedora with short brim and a slightly darker band. We’ve seen him with a beret several times, yes, as we notice in this cartoon that advertised the photo exhibition on him at the LindaLando Fine Art gallery in Vancuver last December. However, it’s the Sinatra-esque fedora the one hat that immortalized mister Leonard Cohen. As we see both in this picture and in the video recorded two days ago in his concert in Colmar, France.

The according-to-Lou-Reed “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters” is coming next October 25th to New York, which is why, by the way, The New Yorker published a piece on him last Monday. Let’s not only pay tribute to one of the most significant hotshots of the hat tradition, let’s read about him and go and see him. 

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