Originally Posted by damonbus
Do you have any recommendations for storing the hat when not in use? Also general maintenance?
I just keep my hats in the boxes they came in. This prevents dust buildup when the hat is not in regular use. If you need to brush your hat, the experts say it's best to do so counter-clockwise on the outer side of the crown and brim, and clockwise underneath the the brim. After being caught in a downpour, it is advisable to pop out the creases until the hat dries, which is thought to prevent tapering. Storing the hat rightside up on its brim is believed to be another cause of tapering.