Care

How do I clean and care for my Fur Felt 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 as worn 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 any surfaces 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
  • 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 lifetime while following these important instructions.

How do I clean and care for my Straw 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 lifetime while following these important instructions.

Where can I get my Stetson hat cleaned or re-blocked/re-shaped?

  • We do not offer these services, however here is a list of hat renovators that we know of. Stetson does not recommend any one company. Prices, services, and charges vary from company to company.
Az-tex
3903 N. Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
800-972-2116
Arizona Hatters
3600 N. 1st #100
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-292-1320
Byrnie Utz
310 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
206-623-0233
Catalena Hatters
203 N. Main
Bryan, TX 77803
979-822-4423
Henry the Hatter
1307 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
313-962-0970
Herb’s Hat Shop
4922 Rigsby
San Antonio, TX 78222
210-648-9242
Huskey Hats Co.
Wichita Falls, TX
940-767-2071
The Man’s Hat Shop
511 Central N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-247-9605
Peters Brothers
909 Houston
Ft. Worth, TX 76102
817-335-1715
Shudde Bros.
905 Trinity
Houston, TX 77007
713-223-2191

Where can I get replacement pieces for my Stetson hat?

  • Refer to the hat renovators list.