The Hat Shop Genuine Folder Panama
The Hat Shop Genuine Folder Panama
The Hat Shop Salisbury

Hand Made Genuine Folder Panama Hat

Regular price £60.00 £0.00 Unit price per

The ultimate travelling companion. This elegant Panama hat rolls to pack in your bag then pops back into shape when you reach your destination. 

Each hat is individually blocked, woven and trimmed from high grade breathable toquilla straw to meet the highest quality standards. Toquilla reed is a naturally grown straw so you may find some slight colour variations in your hat.

Hat Details

  • Made in Equador
  • Brim: 6cm (2.3 inches)
  • Crown: 10cm (3.9 inches) 
  • Internal sweatband
  • made from 100% Toquilla
  • Black band

    Sizing Information

    Small – 57cm

    Medium - 58cm

    Large - 59cm

    X-Large - 60cm

    For more information about sizing, check out our Sizing Guide.

    Panama hats are made from a natural palm leaf and as such you may find an odd blemish. This is perfectly normal and will only add to the character of you hat. 

    History of the panama hat

    The raw material for the famous Panama hat is the "Cardulovica Palmata" palm leaf, commonly known as "Toquilla Straw".

    According to the legend, this native hat obtained its name when Teddy Roosevelt participated in the inauguration of the Panama Canal (1913). During the event he received an Ecuadorian straw hat as a gift, and without knowing the true origin, he thanked his guests for the gift mentioning it as a "Panama Hat".

    In the period from 1800 to 1900 the straw hat developed into a world know hat.

    We know today that the "Panama Hat" is made in Ecuador with the secrets for the elaboration of the hat passing from generation to generation.

    Each hat is unique, completely hand made, and thus it should be cared as a very special item.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    James Cox

    Lovely Panama hat, very happy with the purchase.

    John Duffield

    Hand Made Genuine Folder Panama Hat

    Alison Cramp

    Hand Made Genuine Folder Panama Hat

    Antony Giblin

    Very good