PACKABLE PANAMA FEDORA HAT
Ventilated Crown Roll up Panama
Blocked in U.S.A.
Brim - 2 3/4 inches
Crown - 4 1/4 inches tall
This Unique Panama has a 2 3/4 inch brim and a 4 1/4 inch tall crown.
Ecuador Panama Hat in a totally new style. First of all, our Panama Hats are different than what you're probably used to. Real Packable Roll-up Panama Hats - totally PACKABLE. No lacquer to harden them up, just the soft toquilla straw the way they were meant to be and the way they were when people first decided they were something special. No other straw feels like a Natural Panama.
Now the new style! Several years ago, the Ecuadorians started making crocheted Panamas for the ladies. They were so soft and so rugged and so open to the air a bunch of us hatmakers said we need this in a men's hat. So the traditional brisa weave was kept in the brim for shape retention and sun block, and the new open crochet in the crown- the best of both worlds.
The crochet is thick so it doesn't let in much sun and open enough to let in plenty of air. So I got some in and blocked one up and a new surprise. The Fit. Like it was made just for my head. But it's not just me- almost everybody feels that way. If you've ever tried on a soft Borsalino hat, you'd know what I mean. It gently grabs your head like its not going to let go but you don't feel squeezed.
No sweat band-it doesn't need one- the sweat just evaporates through the open weave. No outside band either. Doesn't need one. The band is to give contrast from the brim to the crown- this hat already has that. However, if you ask, we'll throw one in. Check the band colors with our other panama hat.
The price - I sell directly to you - no big manufacturer who sells to a store which doubles the price before selling to you. I buy my panama hat bodies from an Ecuadorian exporter and block the hats myself on old pre- 1930's equipment and have been doing so for 26 years.
The hats made with this particular panama hat body by the manufacturers go for $90-$100 -even more out of whack than usual when you consider mine made from the identical panama hat body goes for less than fifty dollars. And they fill 'em with nitrocellulose lacquer so they can make them hard enough to pack a bunch of them together and you can't even roll 'em up.
Try the rollable packable alternative. Some variation in the crochet pattern, Thank you. Edward Dougherty, Hatmaker
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Berkeley Hat Company is the largest complete Hat Store in Northern California located at 2510 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704, 4 blocks South of UC Berkeley. Our Retail Store has been in the same location for over 34 years.
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Berkeley Hat Company,
2510 Telegraph Avenue,
Berkeley CA 94704
-- Tel. (510) 962-4428
Phone Orders and inquiries welcome 10:30-5:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.
Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30-6:00, Friday-Saturday 10:30-6:30, Sunday 12:00-5:30 Pacific Time