clemence red panama
If you are looking for a contemporary cloche hat, the Clémence, with its generous, flattering proportions is the best possible choice. Its brim is wider and more open than that of traditional cloches, so it liberates the face; it can be worn with any outfit however casual, and gives really good sun protection. Shown here in red panama but other colours are available on request.
It is easier to get someone to take your head measurement than to do it yourself. However, this is how it is done.
Take a tape measure and place one end in the centre of your forehead at around the level where you would like your hat to sit, usually between one and two centimetres above the eye brows. Pass it around your head and back to the middle of your forehead. If there are any bumps make sure these are included.
This should read between 55 and 59 centimetres for most women, and between 56 and 62 centimetres for most men. Add a half centimetre to the reading unless you want the hat to be very tight.
Remember, if it is too tight it may leave a red mark on your forehead.