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Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:14 pm

Hey dudes. Hope you all had a great Christmas. :-)

So I got a new Mariners New Era cap. I hate the boxy look and much prefer my hats broken in. Anyway, in the past I've always just used a spray bottle to get them wet and worn them around the house to (in time) get them to fit right. However, I figured this would be a good place to check and see if anyone has any tips and tricks that they've used to break in hats in the past. ;-D

So, anyone have any sweet ideas? :-)
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:27 pm

I like the bill of my cap curled, so I've done the trick where you put it in a coffee cup overnight. You may have to use a rubber band to keep it in there.

Other than that it's just a matter of wearing them until they get comfy.
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:49 pm

knapplc wrote:I like the bill of my cap curled, so I've done the trick where you put it in a coffee cup overnight. You may have to use a rubber band to keep it in there.

Other than that it's just a matter of wearing them until they get comfy.


Yeah I curl mine too... I just want a fast way to rid myself of the boxhead look. :-D
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby RugbyD » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:16 pm

cut out the support mesh. best done with those small nail-clipping scissors. its stuck to the inside of the fabric, so it can be a tedious process, but your box-head will disappear 100%.
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:46 pm

Play frisbee with it around the house for a day. Try to land it on the newel of your stairwell (if you have such a thing), or try to land it in your chair from across the living room/kitchen. The flip/flop motion of throwing it around should help break down the stiff fibers.

Is it wool or that new synthetic material MLB is using?
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby pokerplaya » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:42 pm

Wear it. Duh.
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby bigken117 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:53 pm

pokerplaya wrote:Wear it. Duh.


Finally some good advice from PP ;-D
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:26 am

bigken117 wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Wear it. Duh.


Finally some good advice from PP ;-D


I just wanted to speed up the process, dorks. ;-)

Anyway, I won. I sprayed it all down with water, used a pony tail holder to hold the bill curled up and another around the scrunched up top of the cap. Then I threw it in the dryer for about half an hour. Worked like a charm. Pimp 1, New Era 0. B-)
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby ayebatter » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:01 am

Hey, I thought pimps wore them big floppy hats with feathers in them. :-b
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Re: Any tips to breaking in a hat?

Postby Boyakasha » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:44 am

I wear mine into the shower, or soak it in warm water, then wear it until it dries. It's uncomfortable, but by the time it dries, it'll form to your head. Also, depending on how broken in you're talking, sometimes I'll take a cheese grater to the hat in certain places.
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