That’s a trilby, not a fedora. And that’s not charcoal gray


Yes, I know I’m being absurdly pedantic — after all, the cutline doesn’t claim, specifically, that the picture shows what is being described.

But I like to find fault with the people who still get paid to work for newspapers (especially prestige publications such as the NYT), and don’t do the job as well as I would in their place. Which is not a trait I’m proud of, but what are you gonna do?…

Also, did Don Draper ever wear a fedora? Seems like he’s more of a trilby man all the way, although he could have worn a broad-brimmed hat some time, and I’ve just forgotten…

8 thoughts on “That’s a trilby, not a fedora. And that’s not charcoal gray

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    I just read an Anthony Lane movie review that refers to a character as wearing a “narrow brim fedora.”
    In The New Yorker.

    Either we are wrong or New York has no copy editors any more.

  2. Kathryn Fenner

    And yes, that suit is charcoal that’s ready for a steak, not what is normally referred to as charcoal gray–an almost black gray.


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