I tried on a bunch in person, and I ended up with a 7 3/4 even though in every other hat I wear 7 5/8. They all fit the same. Go one size up.Wondering if anybody has some insight into Monsivais and Co.’s sizing? Their National in cotton looks like exactly like what I’ve been looking for, but their size chart looks wrong to me. They list 59cm as being a size 7 1/2 when it’s always been a 7 3/8 in my experience with caps and fedoras. Their 7 3/8 is listed as a 58cm which is counter to both other brands and my tape measure. Would I go with my normal 59cm and “size up”? Coincidentally my size in inches would be 23 1/8 in….which normally is listed as a 59 or 7 3/8….but here the cm listing appears a size off.
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I’m new to flat caps and am looking for some high quality options that are more vintage looking. Any idea where I should start?
Found this vintage tweed 8 Panel cap and even though it’s way too hot to wear it here in Orlando at the moment for $20 I couldn’t pass it up. Looks very old school. The seller claims it’s pre-1950 based on the Union Tag. I take that with a HUGE grain of salt but it certainly looks the part. Fit’s a tad snug but as I wear around the house a little it’s fitting better, should come in handy next month when my wife and go up to Mt Rainier and Olympic National Park for our anniversary. View attachment 545779 View attachment 545780 View attachment 545781 View attachment 545782
Good to know, thanks! The fact that the liner is polyester of some kind made that pre-1950s claim really dubious, honestly I suspect this cap to be probably from the 70s or 80s, however yeah, it’s got a nice classic shape to it and the wool seems good quality. And hard to go too wrong for $20!Woolmark was launched in 1964.