HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CAP AFTER PURCHASE:
Each cap is also labelled with washing instructions on the underside of the capalog label & with the main fabric content of your cap.
Some fabrics shrink if they get washed too high. That's just the natural character of them, down to the fibres they are made from. AND with headwear, that means if they get tighter, then they don't fit any more. So please wash with care. Don't just bung em in any wash!
CAPS MADE FROM DENIM (charcoal, blue-grey, red, plum, lilac etc)
Like your jeans, denim can shrink really badly if washed too high and especially if tumble dried.
Wash on 30 degrees and leave to air dry. Don't tumble dry..... unless it's stretched a little, then use it to your advantage! But proceed with caution!
Also, don't forget that the basic and panel peaks are plastic, so don't leave it on the radiator! Iron on medium-high setting once dry.
BASIC CAPS IN COTTON CANVAS (grey, teal, mustard, raspberry, sandstone...)
Canvas washes well on normal washes but will crease if you tumble dry it, SO DON'T DO IT.
30 degrees, do not EVER tumble dry! Iron on mid to low setting once dry.
HOW THE F**K DO I IRON A CAP?
You can get away with ironing most of your cap on a regular ironing board but to iron the curves it's a bit more tricky. You can balance a cap on the end of the ironing board pretty well with minimal swearing to get it to stay put BUT..
If you want to get extra geeky then consider getting a "tailor's ham", yep ham. It is essentially a lump form of an ironing board and is what a lot of pattern cutters and tailors use to iron curve seams and smaller pieces of clothing.
They retail for approx £10-20 and are found easily online at haberdashers. That's my top tip!