All the Montechristi Panama vendors seem to say that no Panama hat is perfect. With that in mind, I made this thread to try and find out whether or not the type of hole that is shown in the pictures below is normal. In the first pic, on my screen the hole is displayed at about 1.75 inches above the bottom, and about 2.75 inches away from the edge of the right-hand side. In the second pic, the middle section shows an extreme close-up of what I believe to be the same hole as is shown in the first pic from a farther-back view. This hat has within it several holes similar to the one shown in these pics. Do you think those holes are normal? Would I get those kind of holes in any Montechristi Panama hat that I buy? Or would some Montechristi Panama hats not have holes like that in them? Thanks for your feedback.