Does your trucker cap have its own home or are you like me, leaving your high profile caps and ballcaps all over the place…only to curse yourself when you can’t find it to wear it!
Just like we store other items of clothing and accessories, it's important to store your trucker caps properly to ensure they last as long as possible and stay looking as good as they did the day you brought them. But is there a right way and a wrong way to store your trucker caps? How can you store your caps properly?
In this article, we’ll explain how and why you should store your trucker caps properly.
Protect the shape of your trucker cap
Ever go digging in the back of your closet looking for your trucker cap, only to find that it’s totally bent out of shape and essentially unwearable? There’s nothing more annoying. That’s why protecting the shape of your trucker cap is vital when you store it away in your closet.
Now, how might you do that you ask? Well, in an ideal world, you’d have some kind of styrofoam head or display head that you could pop your trucker cap on when it's not in use. But that may not be the best option if you don’t have a lot of space (or access) for mannequin heads.
Another option is to fill the crown of your trucker caps with other soft items such as your socks (make sure they’re clean of course), your jocks (same goes), or any other soft materials you have lying around in your wardrobe. This ensures your trucker caps stay in good shape and also doubles as an extra storage solution! Look out Marie Kondo.
Nest your trucker caps together to save space
If you have quite a large collection of trucker caps, you might struggle to find the space to store them all. In that case, one solution would be to nest your trucker caps together. This is a great way to store all your trucker caps in one place, without damaging any of them. You can pop your nested trucker caps on a shelf in your wardrobe, in a box , or you might even like to invest in a trucker cap travel bag (like our Fortress Hard Case).
Nesting your trucker caps is simple and easy. Simply fold the back of the trucker cap in, without crushing the front of your trucker cap, do the same for your next cap and place one on top of the other. This method maintains the integrity of your trucker caps while saving space too. Win-win.
Don’t forget to store your trucker caps away from direct sunlight
This might sound counter-intuitive, given that trucker caps do a pretty damn fine job of protecting your noggin from the harsh Australian rays, but you’ll also need to return the favour and protect your trucker caps from the sun too. Why?
Well, keeping your trucker caps exposed in sunlight will do damage to your caps over time. Sure, a day out in the sun won’t do it much harm, but if that exposure is prolonged it could cause the fabric on your trucker caps to fade, resulting in a less than awesome looking trucker cap and reducing its life.
Do your trucker caps a favour and keep them stored in darker areas, away from direct sunlight.
Store your favourite trucker caps in boxes for the ultimate protection
Who said hat boxes were only for fancy hats that go to the races? If you’ve got some trucker caps that are particularly special to you, it’s only natural to want them to last as long as possible. In this case, we recommend storing your best trucker caps in a hat box like our Fortress Hard Case. Make sure the hat box is large enough to hold your trucker cap and has sufficient airflow. You’ll want to make sure it has a lid too, to prevent dust from building up on your favourite trucker cap.
For bonus points, add a sachet of silica gel inside your hat box. This will ensure your box and your trucker cap stay nice and dry without any unwanted moisture building up.
Now that you know how to store your trucker caps properly, why not add to your collection?
We have a large range of trucker caps, high profile caps and deep fit caps to suit all kinds of heads! Explore our most popular collections and find your next trucker cap today!
- Tablelands Collection
- OCD Collection
- Punchy Collection
- Obsidian Collection
- UnstoppaBULL Collection