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Madewell x Biltmore® Braided Fedora Hat
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Madewell x Biltmore® Braided Fedora Hat
Product Details
Eric Lynes, the man currently at the helm of this almost-century-old Canadian haberdashery, might be the world's foremost aficionado on gentlemen's hats. (Seriously, ask him anything.) So it's no surprise that when people go looking for an authentic old-school style, this is where they end up. This braided straw fedora is the kind of piece we'll be wearing all season long—and it can only be found here.
  • Straw.
  • Dry clean.
  • Import.
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Madewell x Biltmore® Braided Fedora Hat

Madewell x Biltmore® Braided Fedora Hat is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, The Perfect Hat Although I desperately need sun coverage, I'm not traditionally a hat person. Partly this is because I'm afraid I look goofy in a hat, and partly it's because of my GIANT head. Someone mentioned that this hat runs a little large -- and thank goodness. I got the M/L and it's just the right size. The brim is stiff and wide enough to provide actual sun protection, the cord keeps you from losing it in the wind, and I don't even look goofy! I'll be wearing this all summer.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love this hat - just a bit of movement at the brim but not a floppy hat by any means. Perfect hat for summer. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Style AND function I love this hat!! I have been keeping my eye out for something like it for a long time, but unfortunately most of the raffia hats made for women tend toward the impractical (huge floppy brims, no cord to secure the hat to your chin if it’s windy, etc.) This hat has all of the criteria I was looking for: classic design, great build quality, and, most importantly, it stays securely on your head even in breezy conditions. I am considering buying a second so that I have a back-up.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this hat, great shade coverage for the face, neck and shoulders This had is very cute and I love the thicker braid of the weave. It is perfect for lots of activities where one must shield the face from the sun. My head is average size and I got the larger size and it is snug. So I'd say it fits small.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sizing is strange/Love it! Love love love this hat. Excellent quality. The only strange thing that I found the sizing to be off. The sm/m is what I ended up going with even though it felt slightly snug, because the M/L was HUGE. It's still really cute though, and a nice stiff brim if that's what you're looking for (not a floppy hat).
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hat for style, not for sun. Great hat for fun and fashion. Not so much for keeping the sun off your face. I am normally a size medium BC I have really thick hair, so I went with the small/medium and it fits fine. I’m keeping it BC it is a fun hat, but if you’re looking for a hat to protect you from the sun, I’d purchase another one.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Travel Companion I am currently on a backpacking trip through South America and splurged on this sun hat. So far, it’s been great! It’s held up over 4 flights, and 2 long bus rides in just one week. My only complaint is that the leather strap that secures the hat to your head broke in three days, and I’ve been very careful handling the hat (it hadn’t been packed away once). Overall, it’s well worth every penny.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little too big I ordered a small and have a full head of hair..great hat just needs to be sized smaller..
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautiful not effective Beautiful hat but doesn’t keep you protected from the sun, which is what I bought it for. The brim flips up as you walk.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute hat but floppy - not sturdy. I really like the shape of this hat but l do think it's overpriced as it's too flimsy to be sun-protective. Wish it was sturdier. Also, because it's handmade, mine had a lot of frays (un-tucked straw ends) on the crown and brim. Might try ordering another to see if I get a better one, but still, it's just for looks as it's not sturdy enough to keep the sun off my face.
Date published: 2018-05-15
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