Hat Storage

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Dixon, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Dixon

    Dixon New in Town

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    I've read all the warnings against storing a hat on its brim and it makes sense to me. So where and how do you keep your fedoras when you are not wearing them?

    Is a hook preferable to a hat box, or visa versa?

    Any of you vets have some good advice?
    Thanks.

    Best,
    D
     
  2. Hat racks, coat hooks, hat boxes, & on a shelf with brim snapped up or hanging over the edge = they all get used at my place.
     
  3. anon`

    anon` One Too Many

    My hats live in boxen.

    Something about not having sufficient floor space for a free-standing hatrack.
     
  4. Snrbfshn

    Snrbfshn A-List Customer

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    Hat rack in the foyer, shelves in three closets, hat boxes in two rooms and the garage. I, too, try to store correctly, but when I don't a little steam puts things right.
     
  5. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    Homburg on shelf, all other hats are stacked on it on top of each other. The Homburd's crown in flat anyway and the fedoras on top rest in the same way as if they are being worn.
     
  6. Wil Tam

    Wil Tam Practically Family

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    I made a hanging hat sculpture....


    I used some parachute cord & a bunch of food clips to make this for my hats .. It works really well & looks phenomenal hanging in my walk in closet & it's constantly changing as I rotate my hats or purchase more. The clips do not mark my hats & I clip them on the back of the hats .. my newsboys and baseball caps are stacked in a wicker basket with a cover. I keep my really soft hats in hatboxes stacked in the corner. I also installed a chain in the closet to hang my sports coats. ;)

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  7. KevKaos59

    KevKaos59 Familiar Face

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    How do you guys store your hats? I have 6 hats (that I rotate through on a daily basis), but only two hatboxes. One of those shouldn't even count since it is just the box that a new Bailey came in, but it does have an inner tube so that the hat can be placed in the box with the crown down. I keep lookng for new hat boxes, and I find them but they don't have the tubes included. Am I doomed to trying to buy vintage boxes on ebay, or is there a better way?
     
  8. Hereward

    Hereward One of the Regulars

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    Good question that I would also like to know an answer too, being new to wearing a hat (apart from a flat cap).
     
  9. KevKaos59

    KevKaos59 Familiar Face

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    From what I have read on those link so far (connection is acting up) there is a lot of good information. If anyone out there knows where I might find NEW hatboxes that are like the vintage hatboxes, that would be very helpful. I already have small cedar blocks (the size of a bar of soap) to try and keep the moths away.
     
  10. hatted

    hatted One of the Regulars

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    Hat boxes are pretty easy to find - it's the inserts that are not readily available. What we need is instructions on how to make a decent hat box insert (or a website that sells the inserts themselves).
     
  11. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Take a look here:

    http://www.sarahshatboxes.com/

    The Adventurebilt boxes have the inserts for sure, and I'm fairly certain the normal boxes under 'Hat Boxes' do as well. Expensive, but they seem very good. Was thinking of a few for myself, so if anyone gets or has some, please let me know how they are.

    Cheers,
    flute
     
  12. hatted

    hatted One of the Regulars

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    The Adventurebilt boxes are way too pricey and the other boxes don't have inserts. There are plenty of places to buy hat boxes inexpensively, but there's nowhere to buy the inserts.
     
  13. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Oh, no inserts? Hey--I thought Penman Hats has some. Don't know how much they are, though.

    flute
     
  14. bendingoak

    bendingoak Vendor

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    http://www.sarahshatboxes.com/ Hat boxes are not your regular hat box. They are not cardboard or just finished with tape that you see mostly.

    sarahshatboxes are acid free chip board finished with different type of fabrics. There are no staples used on the boxes at all. A lot of care goes into these boxes. High end boxes for high end hats.

    I'm not sure but drop Peter a line and ask if he would make you inserts. He's a real nice guy and the company is a family run biz. Not many mom and pop companies around and I for one like to see them stay.
     
  15. hatted

    hatted One of the Regulars

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    The thing is, I just want a safe place to keep my hats. I'm not planning on displaying hat boxes. I just want safe storage. I'm not against fancy boxes, vintage or otherwise, but I can't abide a box that costs so much. It's about the hat, not the box (for me).
     
  16. Cracker

    Cracker One of the Regulars

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    Panama Bob sells cardboard hat boxes with the inner ring on ebay. Search "Montecristi Panama Hat box Hatbox storage case handle." I don't have one, but I've thought about buying one from him.
     
  17. Mr E Train

    Mr E Train One Too Many

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    I have a few cardboard boxes with inner rings that came with hats that I bought, but for the most part, for hats that I rotate frequently, I have a couple of these in my coat closet.

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    http://www.shopgetorganized.com/item/bedroom_triple_hat_rack/0186

    They're kind of cheap and cheesy looking, but they get the job done. They're not something I would hang out in the open, but in a closet they're fine.
     
  18. I've got some vintage hat boxes & really like the one that Art sends with his VS customs. I do have some from modern Stetson & Resistol western hat purchases as well as Akubra buys. Seems somebody makes the boxes used by Akubra & Hats Direct, that are utilitarian boxes below those that Art uses that make good storage for hats not in current wear rotation. They probably just don't sell retail... [huh]
     
  19. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Does Mr. Fawcett sell his boxes, or only with his hats?
     

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