I was able to modify my Akubra Angler hat after discovering it would have costed over $100 to ship back to Australia. Now I will keep it! I had to modify it in 3 ways. So the hat was fitting too round (pressing front and back and loose on the sides), and I was able to correct this with a hat stretcher. The leather fits great, now! The hat stretcher had an immediate effect. The top of the crown wasn't roomy enough and felt like it was pressing on me. I steamed it and reshaped it slightly so the top is about a cm above my crown now. Feels roomy like my Cattleman, but nobody would guess it didn't come this way. Now we are finally comfortable! The brim was always too flat. The side edges had a slight curl but really had no style. It needed something. And I'm a fan of the aussie style of folding down in the front and back, so I used the steamer for that look. I may go back and do it more. Now I have a hat that is comfortable and looks cool. Glad I couldn't return it, after all! The slight effort I put into it gave me an Akubra Angler hat with a custom look about it that I'm proud of!