Buying a cowboy hat is a long-term investment, so it is important to establish good care practices from the start. Whether it’s straw or felt, the proper care techniques are key to extending the life of your hat, preserving its original quality, and maintaining its shape. Here are the 4 basic things to keep in mind when caring for your cowboy hat.
How to Handle Your Hat
Never put surface pressure on the brim of your cowboy hat; this includes setting the hat brim side down on a flat surface. This will cause the hat to lose shape or collapse. Additionally, avoid handling the brim with your hands. Dirt and oil from your hands will leave stains on the fabric or straw, so try to pick up and put on your hat by the crown.
How to Store Your Cowboy Hat
When your hat is not in use, store it in a hatbox in a cool, dry environment. Hatboxes protect your hat from light, dust, and damage, lengthening its lifespan. If a hatbox is not available, hang it on a hat stand. Extended periods of heat high heat will cause cowboy hats to shrink, so don’t leave it in the car or trunk! Continue Reading >