Tilley Cotton Duck Hat (T3)
The classic T3 Tilley Hat, designed with a medium brim that snaps up on both sides, belongs to the category of Tilley Hat fabrics that started it all – the cotton duck. The fabric is derived from an incredibly durable sailcloth that is still used in boating today.
Over time, the fabric develops a leather-like appearance that weathers to the nuances of each Hat owner.
The Tilley Hat fits more comfortably than other hats. It’s designed to be worn low on your head and slightly loose. It should be held on by gravity, not by painful pressure on your forehead! For the proper fit, you should be able to easily insert two fingers, flat, between the middle of your forehead and the front of the Hat. The Hat should be loose enough that you can rotate it to the left and right, and lift it up
Each of our Tilley Hats are hand-made from a variety of fabrics in a handful of styles making each one unique in its fit.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD:
Most hat makers make 4 or 5 sizes; we make 13. As a matter of principle, no one shall be deprived of the pleasure and privileges of Tilley Hat ownership simply because of an uncommon head size.
Like footwear, your Tilley Hat must be sized properly. To find your hat size, use a tape measure and draw it right around your head. For the best-looking and most comfortable fit, please make sure that the bottom of the tape touches your eyebrows while resting straight around your head. Hold it there comfortably and do not pull tight! Tell us this measurement in inches or centimetres. We’ll take it from there.
You may also refer to our Hat Sizing Chart for an easy reference to your Tilley Hat size.
If you already know your regular (not a Tilley) hat size, please ask for one size larger when you order your Tilley. For instance, if you're sure you're a 7 1/4, order a 7 3/8.
You’ll find our ‘round’ crown styles (i.e. T3, LTM3) and our ‘oval’ crown styles (i.e. T4, LTM6, LTM5 etc.) measure the same circumference but feel slightly different on your head. If you can fit two fingers flat between your forehead and Tilley Hat then the size is correct, even though they may feel different due to the crown style. If used to a ‘round’ crown style, it may take you a few days to get used to an ‘oval’ crown style.
Although we offer a variety of fabrics, you’ll find that all our Hats are made with the same measurements (i.e. a T4 cotton duck Tilley will measure the same as a TH4 in hemp Tilley). However, much like your clothes, individual fabrics feel different on, even when they’re the same size. For example, your lightweight nylon LTM6 Tilley Hat will feel different than your TH4 hemp Tilley Hat. Due to the varying fabric weights, each Hat offers its own unique feel.
If your new Hat doesn't fit, send it back. If the colour doesn't suit you, send it back. If a new Hat has not been worn or washed, we'll cheerfully exchange it for one of the right size or colour. If the new Hat isn't quite what you expected, we'll refund the purchase price.
Airflo® Nylamtium®, Breathable Nylon LT5B & LT6B, Cotton Duck, Cotton/ Nylon Plaid, Hemp, Organic Airflo®, Organic Cotton, Waxed Cotton
Truly, the world’s best travelling hat.
For years, Tilley have earned a reputation for uncompromising quality, durability and practicality when it comes to headwear. Their hats will travel with you wherever you go, and, through durability and wear, they'll be partner to some captivating memories from over the years.
Ask anyone who's owned one, their reputation is well deserved.
Most Tilley's come with a tuckaway, adjustable, fore 'n' aft Wind Cord. When it's calm, the Wind Cord stays hidden in the crown. When there's a breeze, place the part with the sliding knots behind your head. When it's windy or you're sailing, use the chin part too. All Tilley Hats have a secret pocket (shhhhh!) in the crown to safely and securely store any important ‘stuff’ such as licenses, room keys etc.