Made in Germany, exclusively for the Jaxon line.
The Dario Panama Hat has one of the widest brims we carry, 3 3/4" wide.
100% Toquilla palm straw (panama).
4" high tear drop crown.
3 3/4" wide underwelt brim.
1/2" wide black grosgrain ribbon hat band.
"MAYSER Classic" logo metal side pin.
Genuine leather sweatband.
Detachable Genuine leather chincord with durable ABS toggle.
Meyser Exclusive vinyl protected crown tip (inside the crown).
Sizes: 7 - 7 5/8.
(7 1/4 no longer avaialble)
"I field tested the first version of this hat by taking it to the desert - Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. I am partial towards Panama and believed that the big-brim would be perfect for this climate. I ran into a problem however when the wind kicked up; the big-brim being caught by gusts and blowing the hat off my head. Adding this very nifty, high-quality, chin-cord to the hat's second-run was a major improvement. It can be easily affixed to the hat or removed at will. One more point: You may be familiar with my article on determining the quality and price of Panama hats. Implied in the article, but not addressed explicitly, is the fact that the bigger the brim, the more work required to make these hand-woven bodies. Panama hats with brims of this size - just shy of 4 inches - are not easy to come by. This is now my clear choice for 'Best New Hat of the Season' and perfect for sunny climates." – Fred Belinsky, VillageHatShop.com
PS. If $285 is too steep, we just added the similar Jaxon Panama Working Hat at $95.