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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.
 

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