Wow, what a hat! Over time, it will soften and take on character, moulding to your unique head shape and generally getting better with age. The edge of the brim will get shaggier with wear; if you’d like to give it a trim, use small, sharp scissors and take it slowly. Don’t pull on loose threads.

I suggest washing your hat as infrequently as possible. Spot cleaning and gentle hand washing are preferable. Afterwards, pop it back into shape quickly, air dry, and steam iron. I find balling up another towel inside the hat helps provide structure to steam around. The vintage materials used have lived a life already, so treat them with reverence. You may find some imperfections; these are not faults, rather chapters in a unique story.

Wear, rewear, repair, and take care.

Remember, loved clothes last.