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I am aware that fedoras were just coming into fashion in the 1890s. Were they called "fedoras" or was there some other name for them used back then?

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This should start you off: fedora at etymonline –  Matt Эллен Apr 14 '13 at 20:53
My Merriam-Webster dates the noun "fedora" back to 1895. –  gmcgath Apr 15 '13 at 18:02
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