So you finally invested in a quality fur felt fedora hat. Congratulations!! A quality men’s fur felt fedora hat will last for many years if it is cared for properly. Luckily you do not have to go out and purchase a lot of products to keep your hat looking like new. A hat box, a soft bristle hat brush, and a little love is all you need.
Store the hat on the crown: Especially if you have a style like the Belfry Fairwind, fedora hat, that has a completely turned down brim, storing the hat on the crown will prevent your brim from losing its shape. Storing your fur felt fedora on the brim will eventually lead to it becoming misshapen.
Store the hat in a box: When you are not wearing your fur felt fedora hat, especially during the off-season, it is best to store your hat in a hat box. This prevents dust from accumulating on the fur felt, and provides protection from potentially being crushed if it is stored on a hook or a shelf.
After your hat gets wet: Fur felt is naturally water resistant which means it does not require special water treatments or sprays. If your fur felt fedora does get wet, shake off excess water, let dry, then lightly brush clean.
Cleaning fur felt fedoras: To clean your fur felt fedora, use a soft bristle hat brush to brush counter-clockwise. Start with the crown, and finish with the brim. You can use steam to lift dust and spots, and lightly reshape if needed.
Do not pinch the crown: It is best to handle your fur felt fedora by the brim. Even though the divots in the crown that give the men’s fedora hats their signature style, seems like the perfect place to grab with your thumb and finger, the oils from your hands can over time leave marks on the fur felt. Holding your hat by the brim is the best way to handle any fedora hat.