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Paul Lashton Straw Hat Stiffener

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Our premium straw stiffening solution is specifically designed for organic fibers and helps to retain your Panama hat's shape. Simply spray areas of the product you desire to be stiffened and allow to dry.


1. Clean the hat: Assure that the hat is clean by brushing off and cleaning existing dirt or dust on the hat. Use wipes or a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains. It is recommended to put on gloves before the next step.

2. Apply the spray: Clear the nozzle by doing a test spray away from the hat. Holding the bottle upright, evenly spray from 6" to 8" away, the outer surface of the area that requires stiffening. Do not oversaturate. Let hat dry for one hour. Keep hat in desired shape. You may form the shape to your liking.

3. Dry before wearing: Allow the hat to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing. Apply a second coating for more stiffness.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Harvey Stein

Got a new Panama hat but it was just too soft. This straw hat stiffener was made to order. Just a little spritz and voila. It was perfect. Great accessory.

S. M. Arduengo
Great product

Ordered this product to help me revive an older Stetson straw hat. Worked as expected and now I will be once again wearing this ol' hat another season. Thanks so much!

Gregg Weatherby
Saved my hat

Great product. Saved my crushed Panama. Great service, too.

Bertram Vaughan

The hat stiffener more than did the job. The brim now sits the way it is supposed to be. Don't sleep on this product. I'm glad I came upon it. I can't wait for someone to ask how to get their hat like mine.

Mark Green
Hat stiffener

Used in conjunction with the hat cleaning package, this perked up a 30 year old straw hat I have very nicely.

This stiffener stuff really works!

I used in on a had that had become a bit floppy and lost some of it’s crisp shape. I just sprayed in on, like the instructions said, and formed the hat the way I wanted it while the stuff dried. After drying it stays exactly where I put it, nice and stiff and the shape is restored. i recommend this product.