What is a Corduroy Hat & Why You Need One?

The Corduroy hat means a hat that was made by truly vintage textile of cotton or cotton-mix fabric. It is made from the finest twisted fibers and woven. Corduroy is so durable and soft. Corduroy is using since the 18th century. You can use a corduroy hat with trousers, skirts, shirts, suits, dresses, caps and jackets. Let’s talk about why you need a corduroy hat?

Why you need a corduroy hat

I will tell you some advantages specifically for why you need one

  • It’s soft
  • It’s a durable hat
  • Easy to clean
  • You can wear it anywhere and anytime
  • It looks comfortable with every dress
  • Affordable
  • Stainless
  • Easy to fit

Handling of Corduroy Hats

Correct handling will prolong the life of your Corduroy hat. The first rule is never to touch your hat with dirty or oily hands, especially if it’s one of the American flag hats. This is the quickest way to ruin a hat. Always take your hat under the crown, to keep the shape of the brims intact.

When you are not using it, put it down so that its natural shape does not change. In particular, avoid that the flaps are folded or that there is an excessive weight on the crown.

At the end of each season, you should take the same care with your hat as you do with your other clothing. Ideally, a hat should be placed in a box protected from dust and moisture, as well as from extreme temperatures and exposure to the sun. With proper treatment, a hat will continue to be beautiful and a source of pride in any collection or on any head, for years to come

Cleaning and removing stains

To remove dust from a hat, use a soft brush. A rigid brush may tear the fabric. When brushing a hat, always do it in the same direction. A damp towel can also be used to remove dust. Gently rub the wet towel in a circular anti-clockwise motion on the surface to quickly remove dust. For stubborn stains, the brush will not reach; use an anti-stain spray (dry cleaning) for delicate fabrics.

How to clean a corduroy hat

Corduroy is a terry fabric usually made of cotton with textured vertical stripes or “ribs”. It is very resistant and ideal for long-term use; however, it requires routine cleaning. If it is left dirty for a long time, the spaces between the “ribs” in the fabric can accumulate dust and dirt. The different texture of the stripes on the material is more susceptible to accumulate and present dirt, dust, hair, and other particles than other fabrics, which leads to the need for frequent cleaning.

Step 1

Check for stains on clothing that needs local treatment. Dilute the washing powder in cold water in a two by two ratio to create a paste, which you can apply directly to the stains. If using liquid soap, wipe it with a cloth or cotton swab. Gently massage the soap into the stained area and then rinse in cold water.

Step 2

Fill a sink or basin with enough water to fully immerse the piece of velvet you want to wash. If the piece to be washed is dark, use cold water. Light colors need hot water. Add 1/5 cup of soap.

Step 3

Turn the garment inside out to avoid fading the textured pattern. Dip the garment in the water.

Step 4

Thoroughly massage the clothes with your fingertips to loosen dirt and other particles. Do this throughout the piece.

Step 5

Rinse the laundry soap with warm water and let the garment dry in the wind on a hanger or clothesline.