How do I measure my head for a fez size – or – what happens if I mess up?
This is IMPORTANT! We size our fezzes differently than traditional brimmed hats. The easiest way to measure your head is to wrap a measuring tape around your noggin just above your ears – with TWO fingers under the tape. (pointing up or down) If you don’t have a fabric measuring tape simply wrap a ribbon, a bit of string, or a cat5 cable around your head, mark where it overlaps and then measure the distance. Our fezzes are made in half-inch increments so you should be able to find one pretty close. Be careful not to pull the cord too tight. While the fezzes may stretch a bit you don’t want to cut off the flow of blood to your scalp… unless you are in to that sort of thing.
Some have found the whole ‘finger’ part a tad confusing – as an interested fezzy writer recently wrote in… He also had a very easy way to educate us:
( head )oo| Wrong
( head )8| Right
Where the ( head ) is your head, and the | is the tape…
Of course, use this just as a ‘guide’ – it’s not etched in stone…
If you measured ? (less than or equal to)
|Then you are most likely|
a Fez size of:
a Chapeau size of:
(worn with hair pins)
We can also go ‘outside’ the norm when it comes to making either extreme size fez – from XXXS to 7XL. However, these can be done only for current production designs, and we do need a tad bit of lead time. Send us an email and we’ll see what we can do.
Good News Everyone…
Now then – you may be asking yourself, “Self – I wonder what happens if I measured, ordered, my fez arrives via the shipping llama… and it doesn’t fit!” Well – look in the mirror… and blame them. Yep – your evil other-dimensional twin did it!
If after all the careful re-measurements, the thoughtful contemplation, and the dog stops laughing… feel free to contact us and let us know. Our exchange policy is pretty liberal as long as the design is ‘current’ we should be able to exchange for your proper size within 90 days of purchase. This is all based on the fact that you tried on the fez and didn’t wear it out on the town or to a bachelor party.(read: not worn)
Exchanging the fez then continues by shipping it back to us at our Fez-o-rama address – the same that’s on the shipping box, which you could use as well. (just fold the flaps the other way to hide our label and *poof* instant box!) Once we receive the fez, we’ll send it to Inspector 12, give it the once over and then ship the replacement as soon as humanly possible. If the mistake is ours we will gladly pay the shipping costs, as we only like insanely happy customers, however; if we crossed our ‘t’s and dotted our lower case ‘j’s – the exchange shipping cost will be your (customer’s) responsibility. Sound fair?