Observations About Hat Purchases

August 23 2013
Buying a hat and especially your first hat presents some interesting challenges. Meeting and conquering these challenges will determine whether or not you will enjoy wearing hats.

Purpose for the hat needs to be established first. Are you getting the hat to protect you from the sun while you're playing golf? Are you wearing it to the beach? Are you planning a trail ride in the mountains? Once you've identified the reason for your purchase, some practical questions arise. Does the hat need to be packable? What kind of budget are you working with? Is this a hat for warm weather wearing (Spring & Summer) or for colder weather (Fall & Winter)?

After you've determined these things, you need to figure out your hat size. We recommend using a soft cloth tape to measure with. Put the tape straight around the head about 1/4 inch above the eyebrows and the ears. Make sure the tape feels comfortable - not tight and not loose. Check the Size Chart to determine your size.

Next you need to pick out a few hats that appeal to you and meet your requirements. Imagine yourself with each hat on your head. Pretend you are at home in front of your own mirror. Ask yourself, "Would I really leave the house wearing this hat?" If the answer is yes, you've accomplished the task! If the answer is no or maybe, go back and find a few more hats to look at. This time, choose hats that are more 'compact' looking on your head and with brims under 3 inches. Remember that when you're putting an object on your head where there was never one before, it's always better to start out small - you won't feel so self-conscious. There's plenty of time to get a bigger, broader brimmed hat the next time around!

And last but not least, stand your ground with family and friends - don't let them say, "Take that hat off - you look ridiculous. Some people just can't wear hats." That statement is untrue. It's simply that their perception of you is bare-headed. Change is difficult for most people, even small changes. If they give the hat a chance, they'll grow to accept it and perhaps even like it!


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