Oktoberfest Haus Blog

German Beer Steins: A History of the Beer Stein German beer steins along with Oktoberfest and all of its accompanying traditions play their part in a rich, storied history. Specifically, German drinking sports a cadre of vessels for drinking, all of which born for specific purposes. Ever since English royalty commissioned German glassblowers to craft vessels fitting of their hunting celebrations,...

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German Beer Steins: A History of the Beer Boot and German Glassware An iconic German creation is the famous boot of beer or beer boot. The original incarnation of this mainstay was the “yard of ale”.   This was a long, tapered tube of glass, with a bulb blown at one end. This device could then be filled with beer and...

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At Oktoberfest in Munich there are rules. Mostly, they relate to beer. And by mostly, we mean all of them. And by all of them, we mean all 2: 1. Each beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich must go by the Reinheitsgebot, meaning each beer has a minimum of 13.5% Stammwürze (which translates to approximately 6% alcohol) and must be...

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When dressing for Oktoberfest it's important to put some thought behind it in order to look the part and look your best! If you are planning to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, don't show up in an Oktoberfest "Costume." Instead opt for some authentic lederhosen or dirndls. Keep it simple and get high quality, hand stiched items - like these:...

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History of Oktoberfest With a rich history dating back over 200 years, Oktoberfest has grown from humble roots to become the largest festival in the world today. Let's explore a brief history from the very first Oktoberfest celebration to the modern festival of today. The Early Years of Oktoberfest The year was 1810, and little did anybody know that soon...

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Why should I measure my head?

Simply because your head size changes: losing a couple of pounds, getting a hair cut can change the size of your head. 

Our hats fit head measurements from 21 1/8 inches to 23 7/8 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 5/8 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, we try to cover every head, from small to extra-large.

To get an accurate measurement use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one. 

Go for a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.

Take your time

Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.

Fit is very subjective

Some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled.

When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch. 

Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below to find your hat measurement.

A word of advice

Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".

You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.

We have a Hat Sizing Table along with the images of the item. Please refer to it before making your purchase. Thank you.

 

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