My first one, the blue and yellow ribbon, was full price when I visited the store. The one with the green ribbon was a recent ebay pick-up for $125 shipped. They're pricey but, as I keep saying, they're my favorite hats.
I bought a cheap raffia hat for yard work, a Dobbs milan, a panama bob $39.00 hat, and two Tesi straws. A natural sisol and the Comet in sand. I wanted some variety for my first summer wearing straw fedoras. I'm good for this summer. Maybe.
My Panama "brisa" weave custom bowler by Texas Hatters. I made the band (Buffalo bone beads stained in coffee, unpolished nickel and wood beads, turquoise chips, and natural sinew with leather ties in the back) and just let it sit over the ribbon without any stitching so I can remove it when feeling less western, I suppose.
Left to right: Pinzano Truman Milan; Dobbs Winner Florentine Milan with replacement pug; Dobbs Soul Tuscan Milan.
I broke out the Dobbs Soul once it started getting really warm last week after not having worn it since last summer, and I realized that it's not only the most comfortable straw hat I own, it's the most comfortable hat, period. I wish Dobbs had more offerings in the Tuscan Milan, because they're great. Really soft, light, and cool.
From left to right: David Morgan Panama fedora; Capas Panama straw boater with replacement pug; Ponte Rialto Venice traditional boater with replacement pug.
I might find a nicer band for the Ponte Rialto, but as it is I like it better than I did with the traditional red-and-blue band.
I do believe they are the same hat. Glad to finally have a name to go with it! Ironically, it's my least expensive hat, but I've gotten more compliments on it than any of my furs. Glad it's warming up so I can start wearing it again.
I also like it. So does my wife and so does the local postmaster (for whatever that's worth.) I call it my plastic hat because, in fact, it is made of braided polyester or some similar synthetic material. But it lets a breeze through the braid so it should be great for Spring/Summer wear. An excellent hat for the $45 I paid for it.
thanks, it's the one I reshaped with felt stiffner. Still very flexible, it just holds its shape now. I wanted another straw hat to wear to North Carolina in May, when I travel back to visit my daughter.