Our Standard Hat Sizes are...
To confirm your size, please measure around your head at the point where the hat would sit.
If you are between sizes, then we recommend you go down a size if it is less that 0.5 cm over, and up a size if it is over 0.5cm over.
Felt and Panama Straw hats have some natural give, so should stretch to fit easily. Our leather brimmed pieces have an elastic inside the crown that should let the hat expand a little.
If you are smaller, larger or between sizes and would like your hat made specifically to order then please contact us and we will create a made-to-measure piece for you. Our designer, Paul, would be delighted to hear from you on 0795 104 6091.
Please note that made to order pieces are non returnable and non refundable.
Our headpiece are presented either on metal hairbands (one size fits all) or on Millinery Elastic.
To correctly secure a piece presented on a metal hairband, position as you wish.
To correctly secure a headpiece on elastic, pull over your head so that the piece is sitting around your neck. Slide your hair out so that it sits over the elastic at the back of the neck and pull the piece into position around the head. Style hair as desired and then secure your headpiece with one or two kirby grips in a colour that tones with you hair under the headpiece at the side closest to an ear. This helps to ensure that the piece does not slip or move during the day.
Our leather hairbands all have an inset of millinery elastic to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. Should you find the piece slips after repeated use, the you can tighten the elastic by adding an additional knot.
IF IN DOUBT...
Should you have any questions on sizing or how to dress your hat then please contact us.
CARING FOR YOUR HAT
LEATHER: Clean and condition only with cleaners designed for leather specifically. Leather can withstand showers, but avoid drenching. Should your leather headpiece get wet, dry with a soft white cloth and allow to air dry avoiding direct sunlight and heat. If your headpiece has a leather crown, dry on a hat form if possible to prevent shrinking. Alternatively use acid free tissue paper or clean white cloths to stuff the hat to help it keep shape – change the stuffing regularly to speed drying. The process of laser cutting creates a burned residue on the edges of the materials cut. While every effort is made to ensure that this is removed from our pieces, we strongly advise you never to let light fabrics come into contact with these cut edges.
PANAMA STRAW: Panama is a natural fibre and therefore will have natural inconsistencies.
With reasonable care, Panama will last well. The Panama should not be crushed. Pick up hats including panama by the brim, not by the crown.
Panama was originally used as protection from the sun so do not use as a rain hat. However, in the showery British Isles, if you are caught in a shower, and your Panama gets wet, let it air dry naturally, with crown and brim in the proper shape.
FELT: With reasonable care, Felt will last well. The material should not be crushed. Pick up hats by the brim, not by the crown. If your hat gets wet, stuff with paper, shape by hand to original shape and leave to air dry.