Hat Cleaning & Restoration Information

The current wait time for restoration services is 12 weeks.

Baron Hats no longer accepts wool felt or shantung straw for restoration. For more information please email us with a photo of your hat mail@baronhats.com

Please make an appointment to ensure a professional is here to evaluate your hat.



Hat Reblocking and Restoration

Cleaning Policy

While we can clean, block, and repair most hats, our restoration services depend on the condition, material, and age of the hat. Our professionals will take the proper amount of care while working on your hat, but not all felts, leathers, linings or ribbons can withstand the cleaning and re-blocking process. 

Please note Baron Hats will not be liable for any damage that may occur while cleaning, reblocking, resizing or any other type of modification. Restoration prices do not include shipping cost. By sending/bringing your hat to Baron Hats, you agree to our cleaning policy. Please read the below before sending your hat to our company for more information.

Cleaning and reblocking

Stains due to sweat, oil, dirt etc., may not come out. This is true for most hats. Please note, in some cases, cleaning the hat may change the color of the stain and can become lighter. Cleaning lighter colored western hats may result in discoloration. Linings, hatbands, labels, and tags may tear or fade due to age and wash. We no longer accept wool hats for restoration.

Felt hats with moth holes may become bigger during the washing and reblocking process. If the color on a felt hat has become sun faded the color will not be restored once the hat is cleaned. We do not re-dye hats. Hats that have a hole in the crown occur when the hat has been continually pinched over time. The oil on our fingers break down the felt and will make the felt soft enough to tear.

If a straw hat is brittle from dryness it may crack during the reblocking process. Brittle straw will have to be patched to prevent further tearing. If a straw cracks from continuous use we can patch the straw but not re-weave. Patching a straw hat is meant to help prevent further cracking and the patches may be noticeable. Unfortunately, we don't clean or repair Shantung straw or paper straw. Please allow 12 weeks while we work on restoring your hat.

Please call us or schedule an appointment for cleaning/restoration. Consultation free of charge.

Restoration and Repair

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Baron Hats
546 S. Los Angeles Street, 3rd FL
Los Angeles CA 90013

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