HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HATS
Hats are like anything else in life; if you want them to look good, you'll have to care for them. Here are some tips.
Caring for Hats
When dealing with vintage hats, purists never wear them, less strict
collectors wear them when their hair is very clean, and nobody takes the
aging hat out in a downpour. Stiff hats will collapse.
Keep them well brushed and they will be damaged less if caught in the rain. To clean them, wipe with a cloth dipped in warm suds, made with a synthetic detergent or soap. Rinse with a cloth wrung out of plain water. Do not get a straw hat too wet or it may shrink.
Proper handling will extend the life of your hat. Never touch the hat with dirty, oily hands or gloves. There is no quicker way to ruin your hat. Pick up the hat from underneath by both the front and back brim to maintain the shape and set of the brim. Resting a hat when not on your head on a hat stand or block will make this operation easier.
Home Remedy For Hats
We get inquiries like the one below all the time. We thought it would be useful to reprint one of our responses in this HAT CARE section:
Good Morning Fred, This email has absolutely nothing to do with the hat that I ordered from you,......(Click for the story).