Panama Hat Thread

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Burma Shave, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Alive'n'Amplified

    Alive'n'Amplified Call Me a Cab

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    That's quite an impressive box that it comes in.
     
  2. illumin8em

    illumin8em A-List Customer

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    Howdy all,
    I hope this is ok to post this here. For some time now I have been on the hunt for a hat like the one on the picture of a young Dayton O. Hyde. It is a straw weave cattleman of some kind, but I have yet to see something else like it. I prefer it's under exaggerated crown and brim. Has anyone seen something similar? My coworker and friend from Colorado says he see's them all the time back home and would one up for me on his next trip. He returned empty handed, but in his defense knows nothing of hats or where to even buy one back home.

    So any help is appreciated, or if this should be asked somewhere else please point me in the right direction.

    thanks 2014-07-03011523_zps3724fdea.jpg
     
  3. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    I just got this hat today. It was bit mishappen from shipping but a light steaming put it back into place. The weave count is not as high as adverstised but that was expected. It was however around 1000 wpi. The back woven edge was done really well. Around 10 or 11 rings on the crown as close as I can tell. A really cheap sweatband but okay for now since it fits me perfect which was an unexpected surprise. Goes to show you can still find a deal on occasion.

    fedoralover
     
  4. RJR

    RJR

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    Looks great,congrats.
     
  5. Honey Doll

    Honey Doll Practically Family

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    Hi all!

    I am a milliner, ... https://www.etsy.com/shop/LadyEveMillinery but am trying to pick up some hatter skills. I just came into a vintage optimo crown. I've worked with panama for ladies hats and thought I'd give a shot at a optimo crown panama for my husband. I plan to finish it with some 1 1/2 inch vintage black petersham... leather band.

    I do have a couple questions tho since ladies hats do differ from mens. I would typically wire a brim. Are men's hats not wired? Also is the brim typically turned so that the stitching is on top of the brim or on the underside?

    Thanks for your help! Once I'm done I'll put up some pics of the final product!

    Honey Doll
    a/k/a Lady Eve
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/LadyEveMillinery
     
  6. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    No wires and brim stitching is all sorts of ways, overwelt, underwelt, one row of stitches, 2, 3, even 4 rows of stitches, ribbon bound edge in various configurations... so no standard.

    Good luck on the build.
     
  7. sirish19

    sirish19 New in Town

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    First Panama Hat

    First post of my first Panama hat.

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  8. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    A jaunty ribbon. I like the big brim, too. Nice one.
     
  9. RJR

    RJR

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    +1
     
  10. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Welcome to the lounge sirish19! The panama looks good! Where did you acquire your panama and what model is it?
     
  11. barrowjh

    barrowjh One Too Many

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    Nice lid, sirish19. Love that ribbon!
     
  12. sirish19

    sirish19 New in Town

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    Thanks everyone. I got the panama from panamahatsdirect.com and custom ordered the fino fino in style Fedora #2. I also ordered about 6-7 different bands to go with the outfit/mood, haha I am quite happy with the quality of the hat and the weave. Here is a closeup shot of the weave.

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  13. fedoralover

    fedoralover Call Me a Cab

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    Love that ribbon also. I too just got one from Panamahatsdirect as I just posted. And I was also happy with it. Your's looks great. I was fortunate to get one of his Special Reserve Panama's off ebay for a fraction of the price new. His prices are very good even for new ones. I can't complain at all. Did you get the nice painted balsa wood box too? Enjoy.

    fedoralover
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
  14. sirish19

    sirish19 New in Town

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    Yes, I saw your post as well, very nice hat. Yes, I did get the box with it.
     
  15. hartfell

    hartfell New in Town

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    Hello everyone

    Just wanted to introduce myself. Name's Jeremy and here I am with my new Montecristi purchased last month in Europe. I'm sure I overpaid for it and upon reflection I think the 3" brim is probably too big for my face but it's done now. It's certainly a hat of very different character from my every-day Panama, also attached on the right. I love the feel and the smell of the Montecristi and the color, which seems almost impossible to capture in a photo. It has a 25 linear inch weave count, for what that's worth. Anyway, nice to be here.
     

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  16. TheDane

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    I like the wider brim better - and I think it suits your face better, IMHO. Congratulations with great purchase ;)

    - and of course, welcome to The Fedora Lounge! Enjoy your stay :)
     
  17. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Welcome to the lounge hartfell! I agree with The Dane that the brim width looks good on you. Wear it in good health.

    Where in Europe did you find your new panama?
     
  18. RJR

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    I like the wider brim as well,looks good on you.
     
  19. TheDane

    TheDane Call Me a Cab

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    The environtment and the many islands in the second pic made me think: "Greece". A googling of the text on the cruise-ship in the second pic "etstur" came up with this. Looks like Greece(?) :)
     
  20. fedoracentric

    fedoracentric Banned

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    I think the guides of brim-width-to-face is less valid concerning straws. After all, one of the main purposes of the straw hat is protection from the sun where as in many way the fedora is more about fashion. So, larger brims are not a drawback.
     

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