Fedora hats are traditionally made of soft felt and are known for their characteristic crowns and pinches. It can be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, while the positioning of pinches can vary. They are commonly made with felt but other materials such as straw, wool, and cotton are also used to make fedoras.
This type of hat became popular in the early twentieth century and continued to be a favorite fashion accessory until the late 1950s. In recent years, the fedora hat is once again gaining popularity with Hollywood stars and celebrities donning the classic headwear in both red carpet and casual events.
When shipping a fedora hat, it must be properly packed to avoid getting damaged or deformed during transit. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship a fedora hat.
Wrap the fedora hat in a plastic bag, remove excess air and seal or tie. The bag must be large enough to loosely cover the hat without altering its shape. This will protect the item from the dirt and moisture.
Place the fedora in a hat box, then fill any empty spaces with shredded paper or bubble wrap to keep it from moving. Place the lid on the hat box and double box in a slightly larger shipping box. Fill spaces between the two boxes with packaging materials to prevent movement. Double boxing is necessary to prevent the hat box from buckling and damaging the fedora’s shape in case heavy packages were placed on top of the box during transit.
Close the outer box and seal with packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to the post office for shipping.