I was very excited to see that my package had arrived earlier than expected. Unfortunately it just came in a mail bag and buy the looks of it had already been squished. When I pulled it out of the bag you could see it had already been torn and broken. The straw was very thin and flimsy and unlike other straw hats I've owned. I don't generally like to make a big fuss about things and usually just tend to make the best of it but I just thought that maybe if it had been packaged properly it made show up better. Maybe even the flimsiness of the material wouldn't be so horrible. The funny part was that I put it back into the bag it cam in (then into a box), but as I was putting it into the bag it was noticeably too small for the hat. I had to bend the hat a little to get it back into the bag it came in.