Herald and Heart's Hat-Grooming Service
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR A TWEED CAP OR HAT
- Steam from a household kettle and a pure bristle hat brush will help banish any dust and dirt from tweed. Brush the hat using short strokes.
- For stubborn marks, lighter fuel or dry cleaning fluid can be used. Ensure these liquids are used in a well-ventilated room and always test a patch first - we recommend the inside of the cap or hat.
- Dry a tweed cap or hat by shaking off the water and leave at room temperature. Never dry a tweed cap or hat on a radiator, as the heat will shrink the fibres and cause your cap or hat to decrease in size.
- Should your tweed cap or hat shrink in size, a hat jack can be used to stretch it back to its original shape.
- Tweed-brimmed hats can have their brims straightened by ironing on a low setting, over a damp cloth.
HOW TO CARE FOR A PANAMA OR STRAW HAT
- Always handle your Panama or straw hat by the brim to avoid distorting the crown.
- Steam from a household kettle and a pure bristle hat brush or clean pencil rubber will help remove dust and dirt. Alternatively, use a soft nailbrush and a little soapy water.
- Avoid wearing a Panama or straw hat in the rain. If it gets wet, dry using a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge.
- Should your hat shrink in size, a hat jack can be used to stretch it back to its original shape.
- Panama and straw hats are best stored in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.
Herald and Heart sells the Borges and Scott rollable Panama. These hats are designed to be rolled and stored in tubes for easy travelling.
- Using clean hands, turn the complete brim down
- Push out the crown of the hat to form a dome shape
- Softly roll the hat along the crease, from convex to concave
- Store the rolled hat, cone down, in either a canvas or cardboard tube
- On arrival at your destination, always unfold and reshape our hat to restore its shape