Well I'm glad I started this thread about them. Something never seemed right about their listings. Fedoralover
I was thinking about starting a thread about ecuacorp right when you started yours, fedoralover, so it worked out perfectly. I'm somewhat tempted to keep the hat because I like it. Bob offered me a deal on a nice llano Cuenca caballero, however, and I just paid for it, so I can't justify buying two (at this stage, anyway). Maybe in a few months. I can wear panamas into December easily, so a good straw is always nice to have!
I looked at ecua's sombrero again this morning and was sorely tempted to wear it. Instead, I picked up this palm leaf (?) hat and walked to work with it on. I had a smirk on my face since I knew I was going to get a lot of interested looks. It's a Monday morning, this is one of the oldest, most traditional neighborhoods in the city, and I'm large and foreign. I heard a dried fish vendor who I see a few times a day say, "What a weird hat!" He doesn't know I speak Cantonese. I had to chuckle.
I'm not 100% sure where this hat was woven, but it was a steal. It's a little too small for me, but I still wear it occasionally. If it was a panama it would be un poco callado I guess.
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