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A fedora is a felt hat most commonly worn by men. A few fedoras have names of their own, including the trilby.[1]

The hat is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and “pinched” in the front on both sides,[2]. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary. The typical crown height is 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters).

The brim is usually approximately 2.5 inches (6.3 centimeters) wide, but may be wider,[3] can be left “raw edged” (left as cut), finished with a sewn overwelt or underwelt, or bound with a trim-ribbon.

The term fedora was in use as early as 1891. Its popularity soared, and eventually it eclipsed the similar-looking Homburg.[1] Fedoras can be found in nearly any color, but black, grey, tan (“fawn”), and dark brown are the most popular.