Panama Hat advice

Discussion in 'Hats' started by repo, May 19, 2015.

  1. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    I've never worn a hat before but I'm considering getting a Panama from this site: http://www.panamas.co.uk I would be grateful for any thoughts on the prices and quality. Thanks
     
  2. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    The UK seems to use a Grading system with numbers, and we here on this site use a WPSI, which is based on the weave count. I prefer the latter, as I can count it myself. They seem true to where the hats are woven, and I`d see them (Chelsea flower show) and if you like a hat, why not purchase. Having said that, the higher grades seem a bit pricey. They seem to be blocked in Ecuador. if you live in the UK there is the comfort that they are based there - but if you are willing to order internationally, this site has quite a few suppliers you should be comfortable with.
     
  3. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    Isn't the guy in the first photo on that website a lounge member?
     
  4. repo

    repo Familiar Face

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    I think I'll get one of the ones for around £100 and can easily return it if I don't get the correct size. I've been prompted to get one for protection this Summer - I burn easily and now lacking head protection!
     
  5. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very wise, an English summer sun & a rosey blighty complexion are not a good combination..:D......
    Although the Brits are always complaining about the summer weather, skin cancer is on the increase in the UK so getting a hat is a sensible decision, better to be safe than sorry...& a good quality Panama just oozes style :cool:.... just don't wear shorts or sandals with it though, it'll be like driving a Jag in a tracksuit..:eeek:.
     

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