The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, whose work popularized this style of hat when it was worn by the cross-dressing lead actress Sarah Bernhardt. The hat evolved from the very formal homburg style and became popular in the 1920’s. A fedora is characterized by having a wide brim, 5-6cm and a pinched crown. It is usually made from felt as a winter hat or from panama straw as a summer option. If you live in New York or you’re ever here visiting stop by our favorite hat store and tell them Privélege sent you. Your Life Choices Create your Lifestyle.