I Like Big Hats (And I Cannot Lie)

Men's Borsalino Handwoven Straw Panama Hat - The Fino TurndownI think the saddest thing I ever read was one hat lover’s lament that his head was so big he had real trouble finding a hat to fit, and so was forced (on the most part) to do without wearing hats at all.

We make apparel to fit all sizes, but accessory items like gloves and hats can still be hard to find in 3XL. The average circumference of the human head is about 55.9 cm for men (that’s 22 inches); and 54.47cm (nearly 21.5″) for women. The deviation is usually no more than 2cm (3/4 inch) either way.

It may not seem like a lot, but a couple of centimeters difference in the fit of your hat can give you a splitting headache — if it’s on the tight end. Similarly, if your hat’s even slightly too big, it can be uncomfortable to wear and make you very self-conscious.

Take the time to carefully measure your head before buying a hat and also take hope: caring hat retailers (you know, like me) offer entire sections dedicated to extra-large hats to the tune of triple XL (that’s 64 cm or just a titch over 25 inches). All of this means that big heads can be covered with great hats–and that I’ve again done good in the world.

If your head is bigger than that, well I probably won’t be able to control myself, and may shout out Hey Pumpkinhead before running wildly away.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer, Pinhead
and CEO Hartford York

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