Monday, April 29th, 2013

Cleaning a vintage derby

I picked up a nice derby hat in Amsterdam last week and documented the quick and fun process of cleaning it.  I used the lint roller to do the initial cleaning, followed by brushing the hat with a hat brush.  I bought my hat brush at JJ Hatcenter in NYC.  Be sure to always brush your hats in a counterclockwise direction.

Here’s what it looks like all cleaned.

Here’s what it looked like when I first brought it home.

And here’s what it looked like after a cleaning and brushing.