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Book an expert hat fitting

Book an expert hat fitting

Get expert help choosing the right hat.

Whether buying your hat online or meeting me in our Olinda store, getting professional help makes all the difference. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned collector, it greatly enhances the experience.

When someone walks into my store, I know immediately which hats will work the best for them. Seeing their build, shape face, and dress style, it is self-evident. 

It's the most enjoyable part of being a hatmaker - finding the best hat for each person, and having a good chat about something you love.


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Over the past fifteen years, I have fitted more than sixty thousand hats, trained eighty Panama hat experts, and been immersed in the Panama hat world. I know how my hats behave, and the merits and misgivings of every shape, style and colour.

Our complete range is on display in our Olinda Store, and we can walk through the range, showing you the possibilities, and narrowing it down to what will work best.

Then we can get to work and answer any questions you have:

1. What size am I?

2. What hat will suit my face and build?

3. How to wear a Panama hat?

4. What are the different grades and styles available?

5. Do you have any custom hats, and how can I make something unique?

6. Show me the high-end hats we don't have on our website?

7. Explain the differences between this hat and that.


Truffaux Panama hats in the New Yorker Magazine


To begin the process, send me an email, and we can book a time and a way to talk (Phone, Skype, Whatsapp, Zoom, Facetime, etc.). It would also be worthwhile to have a look at my article on How to Buy a Panama Hat.

I look forward to helping you out. It doesn't take long and it's always fun.

Warm Regards

Oska Truffaux

Comments on this post (2)

  • Jul 12, 2024


    I never knew so much went into purchasing a hat. I have viewed your videos and there is a wealth of information there. Thank you for taking the time to ensure those that view are given insightful information to make an informed decision. I will reach out to you to hopefully get a chance to FaceTime with you so you can select the best hats for me to wear. Looking forward to the meetup.

    Clyde P.
    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Hi Clyde

    Thank you for appreciating my work

    Warm Regards

    Oska Truffaux

    — Clyde Perkins

  • Sep 20, 2022

    Dear Oska

    We’ve been checking out your website and helpful Youtube videos, and love your eye for beauty and craftsmanship.

    We can’t say we have been big hat people in the past (caps sure, but not really hats), but we have a 1 year old son and spend a lot of time in hot, sunny parks. A hat is in order.

    We live in Perth, WA, and are keen to chat to you about your hats and get your advice on what hats you think would suit each of us.

    We look forward to hearing from you and setting up a FaceTime.

    All the best

    Nathan and Bethany
    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Hi Nathan & Bethany

    When is a good time to talk?



    — Nathan and Bethany

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