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The Panama Hat

April 25, 2011

Panama hat + leopard, The Style Sample

The Panama Hat, made from Toquilla straw plant leaves, is a traditional brimmed hat which originated in Ecuador. Often referred to as the prince of straw hats, the panama has been a classic accessory for summer wardrobes ever since the turn of the 20th century when it appeared at seaside resorts in the Carribean and elsewhere. Although other hats have come and gone, panamas have stood the test of time.

Jordana, New Orleans

Panama hat + Navy & White, via The Sartorialist

Panama hat + Orange, via O Style

Panama hat, $58, JCrew

Panama hat, $58, BCBG

Panama hat, $328, Borsalino at LuisaViaRoma

Photos courtesy of BCBGJ.Crew, LuisaViaRomaO Style, The Sartorialist, The Style Sample.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Sean permalink
    November 18, 2011 2:44 am

    Great to see you giving credit to Ecuador – they really got screwed on the name Panama hat! Panamas can cost thousands of dollars, but here’s another one within the range of those you’ve shown, by Panador for 70 bucks http://www.panadorhats.com/snap-brim-fedora-panama-hat?category_id=6

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