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    High Quality Sombreros?

    Does anyone know of a source for high quality sombreros? Straw, not felt. Google doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I see lots of cheap sombreros, and the occasional fine one on ebay, but usually with issues.

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    Do you live anywhere near Mexico?

    karol

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    sombrero

    yes, not that far from the border, but I never leave the house to go shopping. it's just too arduous, involves time, sometimes gasoline. I only purchase by mail.

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    Thanks, Bob for that website. Looks like there are some choices in their selection for Richard.

    Some better stores in Mexico would probably have them, too, but getting a custom sombrero, via the internet, might be the best way to go. You will get exactly what you want that way.

    karol

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    Try a Grueso The workers hat

    I would buy a Panama Grueso from Panamabob. Much better hat and the cost is very close.

    http://www.panamahat.net/grading.htm
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    Sunbody Hats are good. I ordered one for a customer who was having an authentic Mexican outfit made for Cowboy Action Shooting. I believe it was a 5-6" crown and an 8" brim.

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    Roofs

    How does roofs have anything to do with this?

    When I was building my house another builder hired Spanish speaking roofers. He gave them all Sombreros. After 2 weeks they were gone not the roofer's but the Sombreros.

    The men now all wore Grueso hats. I asked one of the men and what i could gather the Sombreros hats were to heavy. So one of the men had his family send up Montecristi Grueso Panama hats.

    So if you want sun protection a Grueso is a great hiking hat or work hat.

    Just my opinion I've had both.

    Sharpey
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