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    There are different 7 3/8 = US & English. If you are a 7 3/8 English then a 7 3/8 US is too small, more like a 7 1/4 English.
    French or Punte is different scale too.
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    As has been told to me recently, the hat 'size' is the least accurate way to determine if a hat will fit you. Your head size, in inches or centimeters, is the final answer as to a properly sized hat. Different manufacturers' 7 3/8 (hat sizes are based on a formula), for instance, can be sized differently. That is why when buying a hat, a more knowledgeable hat maker will ask you for your head size in inches or centimeters, at the very least, not your hat size. Even better is a conformer to get your shape, as well.

    So, when buying a hat, the best thing to ask for, if you can, is the measurement around the sweatband.
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    When I read about a homburg that had its pencil roll "ironed", was an iron literally taken to the brim? Would such heat not hurt the felt? Also, while the pencil roll on my homburg is intact, on the sides, the front has been brought down, like a fedora. Could I steam it back to its former glory? It looks fine as it is, like a fedora with an attitude, but I'd like an actual fedora. Thanks in advance, as I always forget to say it after I get answers.

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    Hello everyone
    Thanks for your answers. I think i'll just try it and buy the hat. When do you have the chance to get an mint opera hat with the original box?
    There are different 7 3/8 = US & English. If you are a 7 3/8 English then a 7 3/8 US is too small, more like a 7 1/4 English.
    I know that problem. I'm german, we got the hat size in centimeters here. And everytime i'm looking for some hats on ebay i have to get my size in american sizes, english sizes, circumferences, etc. It's a big problem that there are no standard infos required for selling on ebay. Sometimes you see such pretty gems and you don't want to bid, just because you're frightened the seller got some measurements wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    As has been told to me recently, the hat 'size' is the least accurate way to determine if a hat will fit you. Your head size, in inches or centimeters, is the final answer as to a properly sized hat. Different manufacturers' 7 3/8 (hat sizes are based on a formula), for instance, can be sized differently. That is why when buying a hat, a more knowledgeable hat maker will ask you for your head size in inches or centimeters, at the very least, not your hat size. Even better is a conformer to get your shape, as well.

    So, when buying a hat, the best thing to ask for, if you can, is the measurement around the sweatband.
    If only you could believe that their measurement is anywhere near correct(rare). There also may be padding under the band when they measure.

    Sizes actually are relatively standardized, oval dimensions are not. Stretching and shrinkage come into play on older hats--but a tagged size at least is a possibility.

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    My ideal answer to a question of size on an auction hat is "I wear 7 1/8 and it fits me well" or " I wear 7 1/8 and it fits me just a little loose".
    Then I know what size it might really be. I have ended up with stretched (but didn't show it in a complete set of photos in auction) hats so the tag was not useful.

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    Hello, i want to order a Fed IV, but I am not sure about the colors.

    Is moonstone like "light grey"? Like this? -> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...grydsmpd9.jpg/

    And heritage fawn like light brown, like this? -> http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...n/NewImage.jpg

    And carbon grey like dark grey, like this? -> http://i38.tinypic.com/245g36e.jpg

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Erehwon; 04-26-2012 at 04:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erehwon View Post
    Hello, i want to order a Fed IV, but I am not sure about the colors.

    Is moonstone like "light grey"? Like this? -> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...grydsmpd9.jpg/

    And heritage fawn like light brown, like this? -> http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...n/NewImage.jpg

    And carbon grey like dark grey, like this? -> http://i38.tinypic.com/245g36e.jpg

    Thank you!
    Those pictures are pretty accurate, also check: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...ove-the-Fed-IV!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erehwon View Post
    Hello, i want to order a Fed IV, but I am not sure about the colors.

    Is moonstone like "light grey"? Like this? -> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...grydsmpd9.jpg/

    And heritage fawn like light brown, like this? -> http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...n/NewImage.jpg

    And carbon grey like dark grey, like this? -> http://i38.tinypic.com/245g36e.jpg

    Thank you!
    That Moonstone photo seems lighter than actual from what my Moonstone Fed4 looks like. JMHO
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    Mybro Hats gentlemen, I've googled trying to research them but all i get is My Bro which is nothing at all what i want. Does anyone have any info on Mybro hats, I believe they are probably British.

    Thanks

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