Rain Noe of Core77 shows us an unusual tool. Can you guess what it's for? The answer is below the fold.
Simply hanging such Stetson hats would cause them to deform, so it's necessary to preserve the shape of the fabric. Place the hat inside, then close the lid.
Many are simple wooden affairs that serve purely practical purposes, such as this one for sale on eBay.
Others, such as this one pictured above, are commemorative items to recognize accomplished military service.
Top photo: Mercury Tactical Gear
Second photo: US Army