If your hat is stained, a leather dressing can be applied to the outside of the hat. The leather dressing will darken the hat, mask the stain, and make the hat more waterproof. If you're just removing a small mark on the hat, sometimes rubbing the area firmly with your thumb can erase the mark. Also, you can try chalk that is a similar color to the hat. This can soak up an oil mark. Afterwards, rub the chalk off the hat.
I found a suede bac pac hat on the side of the road in Blount Co. TENNESSEE near the smokey mountains I brought it home and cleaned it up. Maybe one day I'll meet the owner . I'm gonna check in from time to time to see if anyone ever claims it.
Love the hat. Get compliments almost everywhere I wear it
My older Bac Pac Traveler is a bit rougher material so I presume it's the suede leather and over the years has developed some color and character. Will suggested using super glue to seal the hole in the brim and I think it adds a touch more character to a well worn hat.
As for the new hat, it looks like between the two they should last the rest of my life. After receiving this hat, it rained for two days. The oily version adds a nice variation in hat wear and showed up the day before it was needed. The rain beaded up and rolled off.
My oldest child says the older hat looks better because of the memories that includes being used as an improvised pillow during late night grocery shopping when she was little to dress up. It is a shame these will no longer be available.
It absolutely warms my heart when a hat can be associated with memories. Many blessings to you and your family.
Very pleased, I've received many compliments, have already ordered another hat, will be wearing them for years.
And it's going to be the last of its kind. Bill Conner (BC) closed down his factory last year after 50 years of making hand made leather hats.
This is my second purchase of the BC Hats Leather Traveller, and the ONLY reason for this is that I lost my last one. I put my previous hat through the worst conditions, kayak fishing in the ocean, soaked in rain almost every week, hottest of hot suns, sand, mud, and just about anything the elements can throw at it, and all I have to do at the end of the day, is shake it off, maybe wipe it down once a month or so, and let it sit and dry, and it is back to new. Also, it take a beating in term of physical abuse, but always come back to shape. And finally, it is such an amazing looking hat, I love wearing it! Seriously, if you don't loose it, this is the last hat you will ever have to buy, I certainly plan for it with this one. Thank you BC Hats!!
Whew! You certainly put it through the wringer! FYI, Bill Conner (BC) closed down his factory last year after 50 years of creating hand made leather hats. You've got the last of its kind.