I have a large head that requires a 7 3/4 size hat or larger. I knew going in that this would probably be a tight fit, and it was. I wish all the hat vendors ditched the 'one size fits most' and actually stated a size range. The hat quality seems good or better. The colors are outstanding. I have used this hat on stage just once so far, briefly, as my face got quite hot under the stage lights, and breathing was labored. The effect however was well worth my effort, as it brought a roar of delight from the audience. I am thinking of cutting the strap and adding some elastic to I have a more relaxed fit. A great improvement would be a sliding band on all of these style of hats, and not the inexpensive elastic that tends to snap quicker than expected at some point.