Renovation

Renovation

Whether your own hat needs to be renovated or you need to restore a family member’s hat for future generations, you can trust Shorty’s renovation specialists to ensure your hat is cared for properly and is returned to you restored to nearly new condition.

The Process

  • The hat’s crown is opened and the crown and brim are measured and documented on the renovation form.
  • The lining and hatband are removed to prepare the hat for a chemical bath which cleanses the hat and restores its original stiffness.
  • The hat is submerged in a chemical bath just until it is saturated.
  • The renovation specialist takes a soft brush to remove any excess spots.
  • The hat is put in a spin dryer made especially for the hat renovation process.
  • After the chemical bath, the hat is hung to dry for 24 hours. Once dry, the crown is steamed.
  • A wood block is then inserted in the crown to give it shape.
  • A wood wedge is then set a ninety degree angle where the crown meets the brim. This is one of the “trademarks” of a high quality custom hat.
  • The crown is smoothed and any spots that did not come out in the chemical bath are sanded. The brim is sanded to remove any remaining spots on the brim and then ironed in order to reset the stiffness in the brim.
  • Finally, the hatband and lining are sewn back into the hat.

Renovation Prices