This is a standard 20th century Fedora that I chose in brown. Of course I just had to hold it too tight and wad it up right off the top. Mine retained it's shape. The brown color goes well with a brown goat skin jacket I have. That's why I bought it. I also wear a lot of black and black goes with everything. My hat size is 21 7/8 in. so the young lady at Village suggested Medium. I put a spacer fore and aft and it now sits very well on my head. Small would have been a bit too small. I guess if you didn't like the shade of brown you could have a complaint. But I do so I'm happy with the purchase. It's a fine hat.