The man In the hat

By the 1860s, Knox was already a famous US Top Hat brand, thanks to fine workmanship, superior styling and skilful marketing. With corporate headquarters on Broadway, New York, Charles Knox and his son Edward were lifelong hatmakers who knew their business inside and out. It was Knox who first marketed the Fedora as a men’s hat, while Knox hats of all styles sat on the heads of US Presidents, global leaders and captains of industry. The brand was eventually swallowed up in various brand consolidations during the 20th century and the last factory-made Knox hats date from around 1960.