The Genuine Panama Is A Cuban style panama teardrop crown trilby / pork pie. It features the popular Herringbone weave that has been handwoven in natural toned Torquila palm straw to ensure your head stays cool during hot summer days!
- 5cm brim
- Black grosgrain band
- Silicon reinforcement in the pinch
- Adjustable cloth sweatband
- Hand woven, blocked and trimmed in Ecuador
Fabric: 100% Toquila palm straw
The Brand - Avenel of Melbourne
Our Boutique Imports by Avenel are beautifully hand crafted in Ecuador by talented craftspeople. The panama hat is the finest straw hat in the world. Hand woven in Ecuador from Toquilla straw, they are true wearable works of art.
The Ecuadorian towns of Montecristi and Cuenca are where most panama hats are made. They are created by crafts people who’s skills have been refined and handed down for generations. Making the hat is, for these two towns, a calling and a way of life.
The thickness of the straw, tightness of the weave, and of course the skill of the weaver determines the grade, hence the price of the finished product.
An Ecuadorian panama hat is the finest choice in headwear.