Finding the Perfect Fit with Graham

WRITTEN BY Optimo Hats

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We perform fittings in our shop, at trunk shows, online and over the phone. Regardless of where you are, our focus is on creating the right hat for you. For the first time Optimo client, before purchasing, we encourage you to contact us for a short discussion about your correct hat size and style.

If you have purchased from us before, we keep records of your Optimo collection as well as your service history. Contact us if you want a certain color, or style and we can guide you in the right direction. We often have special one-offs and hats not shown on our website. For existing clients we can also create Bespoke Hats. 

The best way to prepare for a fitting is to get an idea of the style you want. You don’t have to supply us with all the details, we will help guide you. Please visit our website to view various styles. Consider the design elements in hats you have seen and admired in films, hats worn by celebrities or hats from specific time periods.

Have a soft tape measure handy so we can guide you through our measuring procedure.

We will also ask you about your lifestyle, facial features and the type of clothes you favor. If you are a seasoned hat wearer, please note the style, sizing and fit of your other hats so we can improve on any fit or style issues you may have had in the past.

A good fit makes all the difference and a properly fitted hat should be comfortable to wear for hours at a time, in any situation. Your hat should gently grip your head just above the ears, and be able to be pulled down a bit more, making the fit tighter when it's windy—something we know about in Chicago!

To achieve a customized and truly personal fit, our hats can be custom ordered in three sizes between the conventional sizes, as well as in four oval head shapes in order to achieve Optimo’s unique ‘air cushion’ fit.


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