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Hat Care Guide (Panama hats)

Do not leave hats and Panama hats too long in the sun (car parcel shelf, for instance) or in confined spaces.

Avoid rolling your Panama hat as the European climate (less damp than the countries from which it comes) cannot ensure that the straw will retain its natural flexibility, the hat is therefore more likely to be damaged or to crack.

Treat you hat with care and avoid crushing the crown.  

If your hat needs to be cleaned, try to remove the dirt marks with a gentle wipe using a soft cloth (white cotton) first. If this process did not work, you can use cleansing face wipes or baby wipes, which, in general, efficiently remove dirt marks. Do not use water or soap. 

Should your hat lose its shape, you can reshaped it by hand over a boiling pot. Under the effect of the steam, the hat will be more flexible and you will be able to shape it as you wish. The brim of the hat can be flattened using a steam iron. Always make sure that you put a cloth between the straw and the iron.

Ribbons can be ironed (except leather ribbons). Ribbons are washable by hand.

 Do not use hats and capeline in whool 

How to choose the size of a hat / Panama hat ?

Measure your head circumference (in other words, the circumference around your head in the middle of your forehead, where the hat will rest) with a tape.

Use the following information to convert this measurement in inches or centimeters to a hat size of S, M, L, or XL

- S size: 53 / 55 cm, 20 7/8 – 21 5/8 in

- M size: 55 / 58 cm, 21 5/8 – 22 3/4 in

- L size: 58 / 60 cm, 22 3/4 – 23 1/2 in

- XL size: 60 / 62 cm, 23 1/2 – 24 5/8 in

- One size fits most: + / - 57 cm, 22 3/8 in


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