Repair, Restoration, & Redesign
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of some manufacturers using poor quality materials, please call us first to make sure that your hat can be repaired, restored, or redesigned.
Call, email, schedule an appointment, or let us know in the Repair, Restoration, & Redesign Form below.
When sending a hat repair or restoration to us please make sure to include your contact info and hat measurement. Please follow our short guide on proper head measurement (size & shape). Do not rely solely on a size label inside the hat.
- BOUND EDGE $75 - $100: Attach fine quality grosgrain ribbon to the outer edge of the brim on the hat.
- NEW RIBBON $40 - $75: Replace old ribbon on hat with the finest quality cotton, grosgrain, or leather ribbon.
- NEW PREMIUM SWEATBAND $65: Replace old existing leather sweatband using the finest quality sweat band.
- NEW SATIN LINING $60: A new satin hat liner is placed and tacked inside the hat.
- RESHAPE BRIM $40: Reshaping the brim of the hat is something required for a brim that is 3″ or less in width.
- TACK HAT BAND $10: Hat band, other than ribbon, is placed and tack on the hat band using strong thread that will hold up.
Restoration & Cleaning Services:
- COMPLETE OVERHAUL $250: Includes a serious deep cleaning, re-blocking, refinishing of the felt, restore luster of the felt, new leather sweatband, shaping, and new liner. (This is recommended for finer fur felt hats that are extremely dirty)
- COMPLETE RESTORATION $165: Deep cleaning, new leather sweatband, shaping, and new liner. (Any add-ons are an additional cost).
- REFINISHING $65: Clean the dirt from within the felt of the hat, additional fees may apply based on condition for additional cleaning needs. (No guarantee of stain removal.)
- BLOCK HAT $45: Hat is placed on proper hat block, stiffened, and then steamed to proper shape. Hat will be lightly cleaned, but depending on cleaning needs the hat could require a Deep Cleaning.
- CUT BRIM SMALLER $45: Cut down the brim of the hat evenly all the way around using precise hat making tools and technique. The edge of the brim is rounded and finished.
- SHAPE HAT $35: A simple shaping of the brim or crown. In some cases depending on style of existing hat the hat may need to be re-blocked.
- STRETCH HAT $20: Using a rare hat block stretching machine we are able to stretch the entire crown of the hat without just shaping the sweatband area of the hat. (This can be done up to almost a whole hat size, but further sizing requires replacement of sweatband)
- COMPLETE OVERHAUL WITH THE CHRISTOPHER JAY HELLER REDESIGN $350: Includes a serious deep cleaning, re-blocking, restore luster of the felt, new leather sweatband, shaping, and a new liner. This also includes a Christopher Jay Heller custom redesign.
- CHRISTOPHER JAY HELLER REDESIGN (FUR FELT HATS ONLY) $150: Your fur felt hat is either brand new, or doesn't need to be cleaned and rejuvenated, and you'd like to turn it into a Christopher Jay Heller Signature Designed Hat.