Wearing a hat is a statement.
Hats accentuate a person’s character and individuality. A poorly shaped or improperly cared for hat can have the opposite effect.
The alternatives are few and far between.
Despite the prominence and popularity of hats, there are relatively few methods available to keep them looking fresh and fashionable. In the past, milliners often used a tea kettle over a stovetop to produce steam to block and shape hats, but this method is both impractical and imperfect.