The Panama

The Panama

The Panama is encountering a renaissance nowadays.  The classic design and superior quality helped the Panama hat to establish itself as a trade name and a sunny day is unthinkable without it.

Handmade in Ecuador

Known and treasured around the world, the Panama has been made for decades in Ecuador.  The highlight of an original Panama hat is it’s excellent weave and sun protection.

The ‘straw hat’ from Ecuador had its grand entrance at the world exhibition in Paris in 1855. Since that time, it has become famous all over the world.  Other than the name might suggest, the origin of the Panama hat lies in Ecuador, because only there the straw can be found (called ‘Carloduvica palmata’ or Paja Toquilla’) with these fibers the unique hat is weaved.  The hat has been exported via Panama to North America and Europe.

Many years of experience are necessary to weave this exclusive ‘straw hat’ from Toquilla straw.  The smooth and close-meshed fabric determines the quality of the original Panama hat and therefore it’s value too.

The Panama is encountering a renaissance nowadays.  The classic design and superior quality helped the Panama hat to establish itself as a trade name and a sunny day (or evening) would be unthinkable without it.

A feminine touch.

For the past few summer seasons we have seen an increase in Ladies wearing classic Panama’s. We encourage this trend by ensuring that we have a variety of looks, colourways and sizes to suit both men’s and women’s personal style

Priced from £125 - £149.