A flange just means that the brim is slightly upturned. Mel was our best selling fedora last season and we have brought it back in a lovely shade of periwinkle. Trimmed with distressed cotton rope woven through with recycled sari silk. Finished with delicate feathers and a snake skin piping patch on the right. This hat is truly unique for the discerning hat wearer. Perfect for all the music festivals. Handmade in NYC. Hat comes with an adjustable sweatband. 100% Panama Straw Crown Height: 4" Brim width: 3.25"