Made in Italy.
The best Panama hats come from Ecuador. People throughout the country have their own distinctive weaves for the carloduvica palmatta straw. These semi-bleached fino bodies are high quality and in the hands of the craftsmen at Borsalino in Italy emerge as a hat worthy of the kings, statesmen and athletes who are often associated with Panama hats.
100% genuine panama - Grade 12-13
4 3/4" high.
2 1/4" wide snap brim.
1 1/4" wide black grosgrain ribbon hat band.
Grosgrain ribbon sweatband.
On April 17, 2004 Tom Miller, author of THE PANAMA HAT TRAIL, spoke at our Hillcrest store in San Diego. This 1986 classic of travel literature and the hat industry was re-issued in 2001 by National Geographic Adventure Press with an introduction by Tony Hillerman.