This is the third black advocate trucker I've bought over the past 3.5 years. I find that this hat fits my head very well and does not irritate the top of my ears unlike many other brands. The only downfall of this hat is tthat the black colour fades quickly; however, most black hats do this over time. I don't go easy on this hat either. This is the only hat I typically wear whether it be casual, hiking or for work. This is likely a contributing factor for it fading.