Hand Made Genuine Folder Panama Hat
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.
- Made in Equador
- Brim: 6cm (2.3 inches)
- Crown: 10cm (3.9 inches)
- Internal sweatband
- made from 100% Toquilla
- Black band
Small – 57cm
Medium - 58cm
Large - 59cm
X-Large - 60cm
XX-Large - 61cm
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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Absolutely disgusted by the level of service received! I ordered a hat for Fathers Day which arrived but was unfortunately too large - so I returned the item via recorded delivery. Was told that my return had been received and a new hat would be sent out. After 2 weeks of chasing no hat had arrived. Royal Mail say the hat was delivered to my address but can not stipulate where it was left. (It may have been left on the door step or put behind a bin according to them)
After speaking to Royal Mail I confirmed that the hat had been posted but the item had only been covered to up to £20 worth of insurance (even though it was worth £55) I lodged a complaint but was informed that as the sender, the hat company needed to pursue this. I emailed all of the details over - and have since had all my emails ignored.
I have now paid for a £55 hat that I do not have - and despite speaking to Royal Mail and sharing the complaint details have not heard back from this company. A disgusting level of customer service around communication - and even more appalling that the hat was sent without the right level of insurance to either track the order directly or reimburse if needed. Do not use!