Akubra hats are sized and measured by cm circumference of the wearer's head. The head is measured using a dress-makers tape, wrapped across the bare foregead and just above the ears. The measurement is rounded up to the next largest full cm: i.e. from a 57.5cm head measurement, a 58cm or 59cm hat is selected for fitting.
Heads come in all shapes and sizes, so for an enduring fit with your new Akubra the following points should be considered:
# The Sheepskin inner band of the hat may shrink slightly with use. Do not expect a tight-fitting hat to 'loosen up'
# In time, the hat will conform to your head shape. Initially, a slightly loose-fitting hat can be adjusted using folded tissue placed behind the inner band, then removed as the hat conforms.
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