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How did Indiana Jones hat look?

The YouTuber Mandela Affected posted a video where he was struck by how different the hat which Harrison Ford wore in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" looked. This was picked up by MoneyBags73 and has since hit many people, who also see the current hat as one which is very different to the one they remember.

The current one is brown and shaped at the bottom like a fedora, but overall the same size as a top hat more fitting to a wedding or funeral.

Since the movie is so famous, there are many images of the hat around the internet, but they all show this strange elongation which jumps out so much at those who remember it being a regular fedora.


The hat Indiana Jones wore is described as a "high-crowned, wide-brimmed sable fedora", brown in color but sometimes grey which was no doubt from the fallout dust of some frantic caper he's just escaped from. He went to great lengths to ensure he kept it during his adventures - sometimes even risking his own life. It's said this emotional attachment stems from him being given it as a teenager after it belonged to another treasure hunter. That nab was called Garth, and he gave Jones the hat after Jones failed to take some treasure from him in 1912, Utah. He even took it to war with him when he enlisted in WW1, but didn't wear it in battle. His guile, however, was recognised and he ended up working for the French Intelligence, where he often wore it as part of his undercover disguise.


Someone uploaded a photoshopped image to imgur showing how different they are today to the way they are remembered:


Mandela Affected

Heres the original video describing the difference:


Many people were shocked to see such a big change: