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As hat sizes are somewhat inconsistent throughout the industry (one company's size 7 ½ could be vastly different from another's), it would probably be best to measure.
A few tips for correctly finding your head size:
- Get a friend's help! It makes it easier.
- You should measure the circumference of your head half way up your forehead and one finger’s width above your ears. Pull the tape to about the tightness you would like to wear a hat (you can use a string and then measure it if you don't have a tape), but put a finger between the tape and your head to allow for a little room (it’s best not to measure with just the tape measure pulled tight around your head, or you might end up getting a hat that is too tight). Take this measurement 3 times or until you get a consistent reading.
- Once you have a consistent measurement, you can view the Size Chart to determine which size hat to order.
Our lifetime guarantee covers any craftsmanship defect. The American Hat Makers Lifetime Guarantee does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident (lost /stolen), improper care or cleaning, non-standard usage or negligence.
Yes you can. Simply order an Unbanded version of any of our hats on our site, and then visit the hatbands section to order the hatband you would like to go with your hat.
*Not all hatbands are sold separately.
Finished Leather Hats
Use Bickmore Saddle Soap to clean the hat. Use a clean slightly damp napped cloth (not a sponge) and make a lather with the saddle soap (you may add a
few drops of water to the saddle soap tin). Rub the cloth over the soiled areas. Remove excess with a damp cloth. Allow leather to dry. Use our Finished Leather Conditioner Kit after the Saddle Soap to recondition the leather. Squeeze a quarter sized drop of the leather conditioner onto the sheepskin chamois included with the conditioner kit and apply it to all of the leather surfaces on your hat as needed to keep the leather healthy and hydrated.
Suede Leather Hats
Use Bickmore Suede and Nubuck Cleaner to remove most stains, in conjunction with Fiebing’s Suede and Nubuck Cleaner Kit, which contains a suede bar and brush. The suede brush will remove any dust and debris from the hat. For more troublesome stains, use the suede bar to buff out the affected area, and then wipe off with the brush.
Use mild dish soap and water to wash the mesh and fabric areas of your hat. If you have an extra troublesome spot, using a toothbrush can work wonders!
Use a lint roller and a soft bristle brush to lightly lift any dust or debris that may land on your hat. For more extreme cases, a steam cleaner and powdered cleaners may be required.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Several American Hat Makers styles feature a brim that is sloped downwards, both at the front and back of the hat, which greatly contributes to the distinctive look of these hat styles. To prevent your hat brim from losing its distinctive contour, it is important that you DO NOT store your hat on a flat surface for any great length of time. For these hat styles, particularly (and any of our hat styles, generally), it is best to store them suspended, instead of on a flat surface. You can suspend your hat on the Portable Hat Cone Accessory or the cardboard cone that came in the box that your hat was shipped in. In lieu of a hat cone, you can store your hat on a coffee can, or an upturned roll of paper towels (or even a bowling ball).
- Use the hat cone that was included in your box to store your hat.
- Never store it in direct sunlight, such as in a hot car, for extended periods of time.
- Never dry your hat in direct sunlight, as this can distort the shape of your hat.
- If your hat gets wet, store it out on a cone to dry, because if your hat gets put away while it is damp it could start to mildew.
- Do not leave your hat lying on a flat surface for any extended time.
- To prevent the brim from losing its distinctive contour, do not store your hat on a flat surface for any great length of time.
- To restore the brim to its distinctive shape, roll the front of the brim downwards into a tight cylindrical shape, then unroll the brim. Repeat the same process on the back of the brim. Repeat the process on both the front and back of the brim as many times as necessary.
A white label product is a generic product that is created by a manufacturer for sale by many retailers. Each retailer is allowed to resell the product under its own name and branding.
We do offer White Labeling and we actually do quite a bit of it for many large hat companies.
There is a minimum order of $10,000 and 72 hats per style per color.
If you are interested in learning more please reach out to the sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
A private label product is typically sourced from a manufacturer and then sold under the retailer’s brand for exclusive sale.
Yes, we sure do, Private label services require plans sourcing and design. Private Label orders require a minimum $10,000 deposit which is applied to the first order. Once you are ready reach out to email@example.com to get the ball rolling.