Field Hat by Tom Beckbe
Constructed from durable waxed shelter cloth, the Tom Beckbe Field Hat is the perfect match in all conditions. An unlined crown allows the Field Hat to be packed for travel, and a 2.5" brim provides 360-degrees of shade. Finished with a leather hat band and eyelets for breath-ability. Please reference our size guide to find your perfect fit. Looking for a quick way to find the right size? Measure the interior circumference of a hat you already own and love. In between sizes? Take the larger of the two.
– Durable 8oz waxed shelter cloth
– Full-grain leather band
– 2.5" wired brim
– Crushable, unlined crown for packing
– Made in the U.S.A. with imported materials by Tom Beckbe
Waxed cotton is a natural treatment that is highly wind resistant and water repellent without compromising the breathability of cotton. Taking proper care of this high-performance fabric is necessary to increase the lifespan of your garment and to keep it functioning as intended.
Cleaning and Care Instructions
Your garment's thin waxed coating resists liquids and makes it relatively easy to clean. Waxed cotton should not be machine washed or dry cleaned and should be kept away from hot water and harsh detergents that will remove the wax coating. When spots occur, use a damp rag or soft bristle brush to gently buff out the stained area. If spots are particularly stubborn, use a castile soap and rinse with lukewarm water. Re-wax the area and hang to air dry in a warm place.
Generally, rinse dirt and debris by hand with cold water and air dry. Do not iron. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. Do not machine wash. Do not use artificial heat to dry, expose to open flames, or hang on radiators.
Throughout the life of a waxed garment, it may need to be touched up with reproofing wax. If your item has dry or uneven wax in areas, reproofing should bring back the water repellency and uniform look. To re-wax the garment, take a clean cloth and a small amount of wax and apply a thin layer to the garment in circular motions. Wipe off any excess and hang the garment somewhere dry and warm so that the wax will be absorbed. To speed up the process, you can use a hairdryer to melt the wax and make sure it is evenly distributed. It is not necessary to reproof an entire garment unless the wax has been well-worn throughout.