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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    In my experience, heads and hats cannot be measured with a micrometer. I am a similar size to you (22+ a little) and I wear hats marked as size 7, 7 1/8, + European sizes 4.5, 5, 56cm and 57cm. Sometimes a 6 7/8 will work and occasionally, a 7 1/4. My hat collection is almost exclusively vintage but even new hats will vary from brand to brand. If you are looking to purchase a new hat, a visit to a hat shop will be worth 1000 pictures. And if vintage/antique is of interest, expect it to take some trial and error to find the size with the best chances for a good fit.

    For myself, I prefer a snug fit, loosened up a tad if necessary with a hat jack or stretcher. Too generous a fit and the solution of adding felt or foam strips has never worked well for me. Just my .02 and my experience. Yours may be different.
     
  2. David Hill

    David Hill New in Town

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    Thank you!!
     
  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, I find it interesting that we each have our preferences and peccadillos. It is what makes the hat experience both fascinating and frustrating. I prefer a loose fit as tight gives me a head ache....(I am fragile that way!!). Getting into the hat game has its frustrations as if you don't have a hat shop nearby to conduct the trial and error research making mistakes on Ebay etc can be frustrating and irritating. But I guess as most things in life we learn through the experience of our mistakes. Just try to keep the mistakes on the low cost side!
     
  4. itsallgood

    itsallgood One of the Regulars

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    Hey, cool. Thanks!
     
  5. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    How true, Jim. Out with the old!
     
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  6. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Watch it, Max. We're getting old.
     
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  7. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Hahaha. Sure hope Ana didn't see me post that
     
  8. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    I'm sure she already has a plan.
     
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  9. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    You're mean, Jim. Mean Jim has a ring to it
     
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  10. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Only if I was to join the WWE.

    Or the old XFL. I could be a teammate of He Hate Me.
     
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  11. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Mean Jim, that's an Akubra model like the Banjo Paterson isn't it?

     
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  12. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I have a friend named Jim.....usually for me it is "Whaddya Mean Jim?
     
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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Idk....Fruno the Funeral-Olator sounds pretty “ringy”!
    B
     
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  14. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Goes well with my tinnitus.
     
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  15. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Maybe they are quality levels:

    The Mean Jim,
    The Whaddaya Mean Jim,
    and the Who Do You Think You Are Jim.

    And, of course, the women's hat,
    The Hell No Jim.

     
  16. hatsandcanes

    hatsandcanes Familiar Face

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    Well I finally got the fedora back. They did an outstanding job on the refurbish,however, it is not the colors I had asked for. I wanted a lighter brown ribbon and a brim binding that matched the felt. I am still pleased and would use them again. The price was right.
     
  17. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    It looks nice. Who did the work for you?

     
  18. hatsandcanes

    hatsandcanes Familiar Face

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    Catalina Hatters in Texas. I believe it was $90 plus shipping. The old Stetson was a wreck so I am pleased. It took about 14 weeks but I knew the holidays would slow it down some.
     
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  19. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    They did a very nice job. Congratulations and enjoy it.

    Thanks for the information.

     
  20. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Catalina may do dress weights but you would never know it in their shop - wall to wall stiff, heavy cowboy hats and their 100X is mucho high $. Yours looks great. A lighter ribbon color would be a nice choice too.

     

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