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  1. Always handle your hat by the brim. (Do not pinch the crown to pick it up as this will result in misshapen crowns and may split the felt.)
  2. Never rest your hat on it's brim. Always turn it upside down and set it on the crown, so that the brim doesn't flatten out.
  3. Clean your hat regularly using a soft bristle brush or a hat sponge. Brush counter clockwise with the nap, starting at the bow.
  4. If you get caught in the rain, turn the sweatband out and let the hat stand on the crown until dry.
  5. Never apply direct heat to your hat as this will cause it to shrink and/or lose it's shape.
  6. Always store your hat in a hat box to help keep it clean and looking new.


  1. Do not get your straw hat wet! This will cause the straw to swell and lose it's shape.
  2. Always handle your hat by it's brim. Don not pinch the crown, this will result in cracked straw and misshapen crowns.
  3. Never rest your straw hat on it's brim. Always turn it upside down and set it on the crown, so that the brim doesn't flatten out.
  4. Dust your new straw hat with a soft bristled brush to keep it clean.
  5. Keep your hat stored in a cool dry place in a hat box to help it retain it's shape and stay clean. (Especially out of season)


  1. Never handle your hat, or anyone else's, by the crown. It leaves fingerprints and breaks down the fabric. Always pick up a hat by the brim and adjust it on your head by holding the front and back of the brim.
  2. The safest place to keep your hat is on your head.
  3. Anytime you take it off, set it upside down on its crown. Otherwise, it will lose it's shape.
  4. Never leave your hat in a hot car, closet or anywhere else that gets hot. It will shrink.
  5. If you get caught in the rain or snow and your hat gets wet, let it dry out slowly.
  6. Never put on anybody else's hat, and don't take it kindly if they put on yours.
  7. If you're handing somebody their hat, give it to them upside down, with the back towards you. Otherwise, if they don't look, they are apt to put their hat on backwards.
  8. When you meet a woman, tip your hat to her.
  9. Take your hat off if you sit down at a table to eat. Leave it on if you're at a counter.
  10. Once a week, wipe your hat with a sponge, and when it starts to get loaded with trail dust, have it blocked and cleaned by a professional.



    It is the opinion of everyone here at Shushan's that you should wear what you like. Hats should be fun! But - here's what the fashion experts say: