Panama Hats this summertime

Panama Hats this summertime

The Panama hat continues its renaissance this summer.  The classic design and superior quality helped the Panama hat to establish itself as a trade name and summer is not complete without one.


Handmade in Ecuador

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

His and her's summer style

The Hat Gallery M/V store has the genuine Panama hat from Ecuador. Styles come in various shapes from the medium (7cms) and the wide brim (9cms).  A narrow brim (5cms) is also available for a jaunty summer look.  Our panama hats come in an assortment of colourways including some two-tones to suit both men’s and women’s personal style.

Sizing starts at 55-56 (Sml), 57-58 (Med), 59-60 (Lrg), 61-62 (XLrg) and 63-64 (XXLrg)

Priced from £139 - £159.