Rated 2 out of 5 by Sabot Small is too big
Size guide is dead wrong. I wear a 71/8 hat and the small is way too big. I bought some adhesive hat sizers from a hat specialty store- it required 2 sizers which effectively sized the hat down two sizes before it fit my 71/8 head properly. Even then, the hat does not look quite right on my head. Having said that, I kept the hat because the material is super and it provides a great deal of stylish warmth during cold Polish winters.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by grammaontheisland Nice, but very large
My husband's head measures 7 3/8, large as head's go but after reading the reviews I bought him a Small/med. This was still way too large. But it has an inside headband so I took some tucks in it all the way around and now it fits snuggly. Lands end should really offer sizes S/M/L/XL instead of trying to fit everyone into two sizes. And if it's a Sm/Med then why mke it so big? Other than that it is a very nice hat.
November 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JKJK Never get the sizing right
I like the Harris Tweed fabric and it’s a good hat. However, LE should distinguish between Small and Medium sizes. I got S/M sizing hat last year, because there are only two sizes and other one is “Large.”
I bought previous version of this Harris Tweed hat last year, but returned it because of the sizing.
This year I bought it again after reading one of customers’ comments saying that the sizing is true for fitting and thinking that LE finally had corrected the size of the hat and for the benefit of doubt I want to try it again. However, the size of the hat is same as last year’s and really disappointed. I don’t understand why LE cannot get the sizing right?! I cannot understand why LE makes S/M combined-sizing? LE is too lazy to make Small and Medium two separate products? Everyone else can do it, why can’t LE? How can LE compete with other company? If LE make separate Small size hat, I will be 100% satisfied customer and give 5 stars! I am thinking about returning the hat if I find a replacement hat elsewhere. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE S/M COMBINED SIZE HAT!!! PLEASE SEPARATE BETWEEN SMALL AND MIDUIM!!! DON’T BE SO LAZY!!!
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by freezinginmichigan Great hat for winter
This is a great hat, the pattern is an authentic plaid and very stylish. The only problem is the small/medium is much too large for my husband. Had to return it. Wish they had a separate small.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheH Love it
Love this hat. Got it because I loved the other harris tweed hat from Lands, which seems to have sold out. Though I think I prefer the pattern on the other hat, this one seems even better: thicker tweed, and more accurate fit. The other ran large (I measured the Sm/med to a size 7-1/2 exactly), but I still loved it enough to get this one thinking it would be similarly large on my 7-1/4 head. This one fit more true, and is perfect for me. They seem to run large, possibly because the knowledge of how a hat should fit has been lost (For other second generation from the 'men don't wear hats' era, like myself). People with small heads have no real choice here, unless you don't mind the hat covering the top of your ears look. I would say the smallest head this would fit right is a 7-1/8 (though quite possibly will be too large), and it would probably still be comfortable on a 7-3/8. Larger than that should certainly consider the large size. I love this hat, and although its made in china, the high quality of the fabric makes it a great hat and i love it for the fall/winter. Styling wise, its sort of a medium-loose constructed fedora, making it soft, but it still maintains its shape overall. Its a nice look, particularly for long and/or thin faces, because of the narrow, pinched crown
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beiderbecke Great Hat, Great Deal
This is the real deal, a genuine Harris Tweed hat, for a more than fair price. Looked all over the place, online and in shops, and did not find anything as nice at any price. The color and pattern is muted between deep warm and cool tones so that it goes with anything. Has the authentic Harris Tweed tag. A really top-drawer winter hat.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Musikmann Nice fedora!
I ordered this hat at my local Sears (none were in stock) and that way the shipping to my home was free. It arrived well packed and quickly. My hat size is 7 1/4 and the small/medium fir perfectly. I think it's a little odd that Land's End doesn't use S M L XL as most of the other hat manufacturers do. But nevertheless, in authentic Harris Tweed, this is a very nice fedora and I am completely satisfied with it.
November 16, 2012