I am new here, so I will apologize in advance if I am asking a silly question or asking a quesiton in a incorrect way, as I am a total "newbie" to hats....... As we may all know, "agism" seems to run rampant in our society, and as we grow older, often those great looking "gray streaks, start filling in with more gray and we may choose to dye our hair, so as not to be seen as "older than we really are - or feel" ! The problem I learned in doing so and living in CA, was that when large amounts of sun hit my hair, it tends to change the color to a "red hue".....Since I am not a fan of baseball caps, I decided to look into "hats" and found this site....! I "sized" myself from other sites on the web and determined that I was between 57 1/2 - 58 centimeters - or a 7 1/4 - or a Large.....I lucked out and purchased a few vintage hats on Ebay...a few "flat cap" and a few fedoras.....And they all seemed to fit perfectly, except one.....It is an old Stetson "Stetsonian", with wide brims...when I put it on, it seems to sit in the right place, but when I look in the mirror, it looks "too big" and too low on my head.....I lifted it up a bit, and noticed that if it sat, higher on my head, it would look more "balanced". I noticed that "yes" the hat is old and perhaps a bit "streatched out...But is seems to be extremely "stretched out" and the other felt fedoras that I have are not !....All of which made me ask the question: THE QUESTION....( sorry it took so long to get to it...LOL ) : Should hats or more specifically fedoras, with larger brims, be sized a tad smaller, so that they naturally sit "higher" on your head????? For larger brimmed fedoras should I be looking at a 7 1/8 instead? What is the verdict? What is your advice????