Hat Storage: Do Not Distort Hats

If you didn’t wear a hat, people wouldn’t notice you in public. No matter for the sake of style or skin protection, hats seem to be making a big comeback. Certainly, an age-old question comes with the comeback: How to store hats? Over the years, perhaps people have understood the hidden meaning of “Where do you live?” Turning to current situation, it means “How to store your hats?” 

With evolution of styles, closets have changed, too. Many closets feature no space for hast exclusively. In general, shelves could easily accommodate small hats like caps and beanies; brimmed hats need larger space than those of caps and beanies. Otherwise, fedoras and sun hats are often left in a status that the brim squashed against the wall and the front hang over the shelf’s edge. After a long term hanging over the shelf’s edge, hats will lose its shapes gradually.


In order to seek more solutions, we go to an expert Goorin, the owner and CEO of a company. Put another way, Goorin knows headgear. Hatboxes are perfect companions of hats. Better hats often come with boxes by and large. One could also get them separately. It is noteworthy that one needs to place the hat in box upside down, leaving crown downwards and the brim upwards. Only in this way, can we preserve its shape as much as possible. In fact, the crown of a hat is stiffer and stronger than the brim. A hat will be flattened if it is stored with the brim downwards or falling against a plane.

Some proposes that more than one hat could be packed in one box, but the most heavy hats should be on the bottom. Besides, hatboxes are also helpful to keeping hats clean and dust free. He also puts out hatboxes are space eaters. Many predecessors have not closets in their lives, let alone specific spaces for hats. Hats could also be stored on deep shelves or cubby. Wherever it is stored, a hat should also be stored on its crown. One has to fight dust if a hat is stored in an open space rather than in a hatbox.

Hooks and Hangers

Perhaps hatboxes are not desirable options for some people. Some wants to see what they have owned or would like to get hats easily. Hooks and hangers are perfect solutions to store hats in the manner they would like to use. The trick is to select a suitable one. When you choose hooks and hangers, something pointy should be avoided as much as possible, because sharp and pointy objects could stretch out your hat and ruin its shape.


On the contrary, something broad or smooth would be better than point-shaped hooks, so that weight caused by gravity would not be focused on hats’ crown. It’s interesting that grandparents also concern with such problems. Among diverse hats, top hats are the most concerned ones. Those hats will obscure others’ sight, and they are hard to store.

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