Clark Gable. Bugsy Seagle. Clark Kent. You want to know what kind of cat wore this kind of hat; all the big names. Jack in Chinatown. Victor Lazlo in Casablanca. This is the classic summer dress hat for men. The Grade 8 Panama is defined as weave density, or number of straws less 10 that run in a one inch measurement. Handweaving a Grade 8 takes an average of 10 to 12 days, a few hours in the morning and evening, when the air is cool as the straw may crack in the heat of the day.
100% Genuine Grade 8 Panama.
4" high c-crown (tear drop crown).
2 1/2" wide snap brim.
The sweatband is a soft linen, the trim is a 16 ligne black grosgrain ribbon.
Water repellent - zonyl treated.