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Hat Fitment

Jimvint

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The Lost Cowboy

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Yep. I figured that's the way to measure. The illustration is helpful because I see some measurements online from brim to brim. I don't see where that would be as helpful as measuring the opening.

Sellers do all kinds of strange things. My favorite is when they put the measuring stick underneath the hat and then take a photo from above. Absolutely useless, lol!

Happy hunting!
 

rogueclimber

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One needs to be cautious when looking at the measurements though

The angle of the camera can change the way the measurement appears and throw it off enough to make it unusable
 
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CRH

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Maybe we can make this sticky? It seems to be a question that comes up periodically.

Oval size ratios

3:4 (15:20) long oval
4:5 (16:20) regular oval
9:10 (18:20) round oval
 

The Lost Cowboy

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Maybe we can make this sticky? It seems to be a question that comes up periodically.

Oval size ratios

3:4 (15:20) long oval
4:5 (16:20) regular oval
9:10 (18:20) round oval

I don’t understand this information. Does this mean that if I am a size 7 long oval, then I should actually get a different size? Does it mean the long oval size 7 should actually be a different circumference than a regular oval size 7?

What is a “round oval”? That name doesn’t make sense to me at all (but maybe hatters understand it?).

Finally, what is a “regular oval” and why is it only 4:5 ratio? Shouldn’t it be 5:5 ratio? My head is not long oval, doesn’t that mean it is a “regular oval”?

I’m not good at math so I wouldn’t be surprised if I am totally missing something very self-evident about this information, but I really don’t get it .
 

CRH

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I don’t understand this information. Does this mean that if I am a size 7 long oval, then I should actually get a different size? Does it mean the long oval size 7 should actually be a different circumference than a regular oval size 7?

What is a “round oval”? That name doesn’t make sense to me at all (but maybe hatters understand it?).

Finally, what is a “regular oval” and why is it only 4:5 ratio? Shouldn’t it be 5:5 ratio? My head is not long oval, doesn’t that mean it is a “regular oval”?

I’m not good at math so I wouldn’t be surprised if I am totally missing something very self-evident about this information, but I really don’t get it .
These are width to length ratios, W:L.

5:5 or 1:1 would be a circle.
 

Popeye Doyle

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I ordered my Stetson Range in size 7 since my Stetson Open Road fits perfect but when it came they don’t fit the same at all. The Range is very snug. I guess this is good on a windy day but I wish it fit like my OR. It isn’t too tight I guess because once it’s on I tend to forget it’s there after a couple of minutes. It’s not so tight it’s uncomfortable or hurts but I do wish it was a tad looser. I guess I’m gonna buy a hat stretcher for it but I’m not sure how to use it. Do I steam the hat before putting in the stretcher? If so I’ll take it to boot barn and have them steam it for me then put the stretcher in.
 

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