Over the past couple of years I’ve managed to accumulate a pretty big stash of hats. One of my favorite hats right now is the Floral Volley in Black from HUF. Some people at my work might say I have a problem but I can quit at anytime. That’s what I keep telling myself…
Here’s a little thing I wrote up to help you guys keep your hats looking fresh and super dope.
Step 1: Preventative Maintenance
First thing you’ll need is a stain and water repellent spray. It’s hard to resist the urge to throw on your brand new hat right away, but you’ve gotta! Spray it first and you’ll love yourself, trust me. This $7 can of spray will give your hat much more life. The bomb thing is that you can even use this on shoes too. Two in one baby!
Step 2: Cleaning & Care
Here are the baby steps in case you didn’t know already:
- Keep your dirty hands off your lids. Come on guys!
- Use tape or a lint roller to get rid of lint that get stuck on your hat.
- Treat funky smells with Febreze, the oldest trick in the book.
- If all else fails and you really wrecked your hat, take it to your dry cleaner and they should be able to help you.
Step 3: Storage
This is the most important step. I hear stories that my dog ate my hat all the time. It’s your fault! Proper storage is key. I use a plastic storage container to keep any dust or bugs from destroying my precious collection. The container helps keep your hats in shape, and keeps the dogs out. Then keep it away from sunlight because that will fade them out (I learnt that the hard way). Under the bed is a great spot.
Hope you learned something! If you have any other tips, share in the comments!