Alrighty, I have the hat bug (oy)...Bought my very first hat two weeks ago, a nice black Bristol Wallabe from JJ Hat Center in Manhattan - awesome place to go if you are a hat noob. Now I've got a Panama Bob Extra Fino on the way, and my eye on some vintage fedoras.
Question is, when a hat is shown with the size as "7/8", what size is it? I've read everything I can on hat sizes, and sizing correctly, but I haven't found anything that explains that size. Does it merely mean it's a 7 7/8? Or is there some other mystical joo joo involved here that us new hat initiates are just not told until after we are officially hazed and left in a pasture to awake with dew on our faces and dung.....oh wait, that wasn't how you get initiated as a hat wearer, that was....um, nevermind.