The Blacklist’s James Spader on Hats
“The Blacklist”, a crime-drama on NBC that stars James Spader and Megan Boone, premieres its 2nd season on the 22nd of this month. Spader plays a fugitive, ex-government agent who surrenders to the FBI by making an offer to help them catch a wanted terrorist.
The show has proven to be a hit, securing it’s second season before the first one finished airing and streaming rights were bought by Netflix for over $2 million in one of the largest distribution deals in the company’s history.
But the best part, aside from the successful writing and beautifully played acting? It seems that James Spader is a huge proponent of hats, fedoras and panamas on and off screen.
We put together a short guide of some of the hats Spader and his character play on “The Blacklist”
Spader’s character is a fan of old-school cuts and creases in his hats and has a sort of Dick Tracy vibe to most of his hats.
Our most similar style is this Bailey of Hollywood Capone Gangster Fedora
Spader doesn’t relegate his hat wearing to the screen either, he is a huge fan of hats that more dressed up than baseball caps in his daily life as well. In an interview with Vulture Magazine, Spader said:
“I wear a hat every day. It has to have a great angle to it, a nice cut to it. And it has to provide shade. I never understand those stingy brims. There’s that little stingy brim you see on fedoras a lot. I like a big brim that creates shade.” – Vulture, 2013
Spader embraces the detective look with an overcoat and scarf for timeless looks.
Another close match to this hat? The Bailey Madison Fur Felt Fedora
*Remember, feathers that come on hats can be removed for a subtler look, if you’d prefer.*
Here are a few more styles to try for classic fedoras seen on The Blacklist:
Catch the season 2 premiere of “The Blacklist” on September 22nd on NBC.