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My Hat is Too Loose/Too Tight - What to Do About It

Posted by JON KOVACH

My Hat is Too Loose/Too Tight - What to Do About It

One topic that comes up frequently with our customers here at Fashionable Hats is “my hat’s fitting a little too tight" or "my hat’s fitting a little too loose - what can we do about it?”   My Hat is Too Tight If your hat’s fitting a little too tight, we have what is known as a hat stretcher.   This device is meant to stretch out the hat that you already have, until it fits comfortably on your head.   It’s really simple and easy to use: 1. Turn the hat over. 2. Place the stretcher into the hat....

Different Brim and Crown Styles

Posted by JON KOVACH

Different Brim and Crown Styles

Crown Styles Open Crown The first and most basic crown is what we call an open crown hat. This can be worn just as it came out of the box, as an open crown. Open crown hats do not have any sort of creases or styling done to the exterior.   Center Dent The next most common style, after an open crown, is what we call a center dent with a pinch. And that's basically just a dent in the middle and a pinch. This is a very common style that came about, just out of naturally people grabbing their hats and...

How to Shape an Open Crown Hat

Posted by JON KOVACH

How to Shape an Open Crown Hat

In the olden days, 50-60 years ago, most hats came what we call open crown. You would buy it at the store, and clerk at the store would shape it for you; or you would bring it home, and you would shape it yourself. You're going to need some steam, which you can easily use a hat steamer, a clothing steamer with an attachment, or you can use a teapot to carry the steam or a large pot of water. Apply the steam to the outside of the hat. Find the front of the hat to use as a reference point. So...

Top 5 Stetson Straw Hats Over $100

Posted by JON KOVACH

Top 5 Stetson Straw Hats Over $100

The Colonel The Colonel has a telescope crown, flat brim with a pencil curl, and it's made out of shantung straw. It’s a classic style with lots of shape and breathable shantung straw. Modern Modern is a genuine Panama down-brim style adventure hat. The bodies of these hats are handwoven in Ecuador and then finished in our factories here in America. Inwood This hat is the Inwood, and this material is natural, woven hemp. The bodies are made domestically in the Stetson factory, where they’re sewn together. This is a more European style of straw hat. It can stand up to the weather,...

Top 5 Stetson Straw Hats Under $100

Posted by JON KOVACH

Top 5 Stetson Straw Hats Under $100

Straw hats make excellent choices of headwear for outdoor activities, especially being part of the Stetson brand, known for high-quality outdoor hats. We picked out five different straw hats, all of which are under $100 dollars and serve different purposes, between style and protection from the sun.   Gambler The Gambler is made from seagrass straw, which provides plenty of ventilation and keeps your head cool, while still keeping the sun off of you. An elastic sweatband on the interior makes this a favorite for all-day wear.     Los Alamos Los Alamos is a shantung straw hat with an adventure down...

How to Clean and Brush Your Hat

Posted by JON KOVACH

How to Clean and Brush Your Hat

If you're wearing your hat, it's going to get a little dirty over time. One of the easiest ways to take care of your hat is to get a hat cleaning brush. If you notice, there's a little bend to the brush; you can keep that close to the crown.  Start from the top of the hat, by brushing counterclockwise. On the other side, you're going to go clockwise because you want to stay with that nap, and you're basically changing the orientation. You just keep brushing. We recommend a hat steamer, to clear all the loose debris and dirt on the...

Best Fathers Day Hats for Dad

Posted by JON KOVACH

Best Fathers Day Hats for Dad

It’s all about Dad on Sunday, June 19th. With Father’s Day so near, why not upgrade his gift with a stylish hat?  You know he doesn’t want another tie this year… Let’s see the hand-picked collection by the owners of Fashionable Hats, for this Father’s Day.  Peninsula Straw Fedora by Walrus Hats The Peninsula Straw Fedora by Walrus Hats is a sophisticated, summer-style hat that’s perfect for dad, when he’s out on the beach.   Luxe Checkmate Duckbill Flat Cap by Walrus Hats For those who have a more classic style, with a bit of modern flare, the Luxe Checkmate...

Top Straw Hats for National Straw Hat Day

Posted by JON KOVACH

Top Straw Hats for National Straw Hat Day

Straw hats have many benefits, not only are they natural and sustainable, but they naturally block and absorb harmful UV rays. Fashionable Hats is based out of Florida, the sunshine state, so we need all the protection we can get. Protecting your skin and looking your best is win-win!  Check out this video where our Hat Expert, Liz, breaks down straw hats and picks out her favs for Summer! Rush Straw  The first type of straw is called Rush straw. This is first on our list, because they are the most affordable. This style hat is made from a stiff straw...

Top 5 Kentucky Derby Hats of 2022

Posted by BRITTANY HOWARD

Top 5 Kentucky Derby Hats of 2022
Going to the Kentucky Derby means dressing up nice, it's part of the experience. And if you really want to look stylish and sharp, that means not only wearing a nice suit, but also wearing the right Kentucky Derby hat. Check out our list of the top 5 hats that are sure to be show stoppers.

Reasons To Wear a Hat When You’re Hiking

Posted by CHRISTINE WAGNER

Reasons To Wear a Hat When You’re Hiking
Hiking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, but only if you have the right gear. Read on to learn why you should bring a hat along on your next hike.

The Best Hat Styles for You To Wear This Spring

Posted by CHRISTINE WAGNER

The Best Hat Styles for You To Wear This Spring
Spring is here, and that means it’s time for spring fashions. With these hat styles to wear for spring, you can be sure your wardrobe is ready for the season.

Keep It Clean: 5 Unique Ways To Store Your Hats

Posted by CHRISTINE WAGNER

Keep It Clean: 5 Unique Ways To Store Your Hats
Finding a place to keep your hats without them getting damaged isn’t always easy. Read on for some of our favorite unique ways to store your hats.