Just got in two hats I've been drooling over for some time. One is an Akubra Banjo Paterson in charcoal - a size 61. The other is an Akubra Coolabah (repleat with the crocodile headband - very sexy). Also in size 61. Now, my head measures 61 cm. on the nose, er, around the forehead...24 in...7 5/8...XL...etc. The Coolabah fits very well...the Paterson is too large :eusa_doh: . In fact, MOST hats that are listed as an XL or 7 5/8 are a bit too large to start with. Yes, yes, I know - all hats are a singular situation as to size. And many DO size in just a tad after wearing. Maybe. I've got a lovely Biltmore fedora, Black Diamond coloration. Fits like a dream...it's a 7 1/2! [huh] So what's a fella to do? Well, sure I can return the hat...to AUSTRALIA...$24 .. Ouch! Maybe I'll toss it into the clothes shrinker and end up with the Teddy Roosevelt hat over on the "hats of the famous" thread. Maybe I'll sell it off to somebody of larger cranial girth. Maybe I'll just have another beer!