Stetson hats are recognized across the globe. It all began with the so-called “10 gallon stetson hat”, a hat in which you could transport 10 gallons of water. It was crafted from waterproof felt material to protect its wearer from foul and showery weather. At the same time, the hat could be used to transport water from a spring to the man’s lodgings. Founder of the renowned brand, John B. Stetson, got the idea for this revolutionary hat when he realized that his tent, which was made from the same material, was absolutely watertight, even during the heaviest showers.

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This hat company has been going for over 150 years now and the quality, cut, style and comfort speak for themselves. You can now shop from 14 of their iconic best selling lines at The Country Clothing Store.

Here’s a few simple care guides to follow to ensure your hats last a lifetime….

How to Care for your Felt Stetson Hat

Store your felt hat upside down on its crown, on a clean surface or in a hat box to keep the brim from flattening out. Remove dust and loose dirt with a soft brush, starting at the left side of the hat and brushing counter-clockwise.

Avoid exposing your hat to the heat from stoves, radiators, lamps, car windows and enclosed cars in the summer. The combination of the heat and perspiration will shrink the sweatband.

If your hat gets wet, shake off the excess water, and turn down the “self-conforming” leather sweatband. This will allow the hat to dry naturally. While the hat is wet, don’t let the brim touch the surface and don’t place it near heat. Heat can reactivate the felting process and cause shrinkage.

To keep perspiration from penetrating the fur felt, occasionally turn down the leather sweatband so it can dry out. -Should your hat, (if it is light colored) become spotted with water or grease, you can clean it with a little baby talc or corn starch – not liquid cleanser, please.

To put on or remove your hat, hold the brim in front and back, handle the crown as little as possible.

How to Care for your Straw Stetson Hat

Store your straw hat upside down on its crown, on a clean surface or in a hat box to keep the brim from flattening out

Use a mild soap solution such as woolite and water and a very soft brush. You can also try baby wipes. The hat needs to dry at room temperature.

Avoid exposing your hat to the heat from stoves, radiators, lamps, car windows and enclosed cars in the summer. The combination of the heat and perspiration will shrink the sweatband.

To put on or remove your hat, hold the brim in front and back, handle the crown as little as possible.

Your hat will last a life time while following these important instructions.

 

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