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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Burma Shave, Mar 28, 2006.
Anyone out there with a Stetson Whippet Hemp ?
A Montecristi Special Reserve is born. Woven from scratch. It took 12 days from start to hat body camera shot. It's possible the weaver may have been mostly done with the hat when the order was placed. It still needs to be finished with hatband, sweatband, liner, pinch protector. Probably another 12-15 days for shipping after that. This company is moving pretty quickly.
Is this through Modesto?
Tukwila, The invoice matches, and is only a few numbers more than, mine from Panama Hats Direct: https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/panama-hat-thread.38152/page-202#post-2528319
Which style is that DRB? Classic Fedora?
Tukwila: Ordered it from Panama Hats Direct.
Pat: It is their classic Fedora. I saw your hat pictures earlier, but I couldn't remember where. Thanks for the link. When do you expect it to arrive? Can't wait to see it!
DRB, They say it should be at the US distribution point within 12-15 days from the date of shipping from Ecuador, so if they mean "calendar days", it should be in the US tomorrow. If "work days", that would be Friday or next Monday. At that point I should receive a tracking number as it enters the USA shipping networks.
I like the look of your Fedora ... if I ever do a higher end hat from them, I'm pretty sure that's the route I'll go.
Thank you Sir. Looks good so far. We'll see.
Got an email and picture saying the sweatband was just installed.
Just got an email this morning from PHD
Spring Panama hat Offer 20% OFF!
Gracias, Douglas. I didn't know that.
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Yep. Just note that that's for "Inventory" hats ... ones that are already mostly finished like the one I ordered a couple weeks ago and not for the total custom jobs like the one DRB is having made.
Pat, that's right. It's for the hats that are already woven and in stock. Here is a different hat from them that I ordered last week that was in stock, not custom made. Wish I had waited a week for the sale.
In-stock (at the time) Montecristi Fino Fino:
They recently got finished installing the black 1/2 inch leather band. For reference, they sell this for $325 plus $65 shipping from Ecuador. I have not received the hat yet. Actual pictures of the hat.
Is $65 what everyone is being charged for shipping from Ecuador? Last time i ordered one, it was $40 through DHL.
Mine was/is $29.87 for "standard" shipping. That's where they wait and ship a bunch at once to FL and then once there they are repackaged individually and shipped. That's when I'm to receive a tracking number.
From Ecuador. That was for 5-10 day option for the first, more expensive custom, hat. The second, cheaper Fino Fino, hat is being shipped for $46, but that includes the weight of a balsa box that I also purchased. The second hat I am shipping slower at 10-15 days. Hope this helps. Regarding parcels, being retired from the Army as well as the Post Office I know that size matters (and weight).
Tukwila: Beautiful hat! You got a great deal on a remarkable piece of art. Stay cool! I always enjoy reading your posts. I learn something all the time....Dennis
I don't remember who posted this about 10 years ago. I thought it was worthy of a second look. Window shopping.
Washington, DC, circa 1919, Hat display, Saks and Co Panama hats, and how they're made, National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Very much looking forward to a review of this one.
Haha Dennis... thanks for catching it. This was the first Montecristi hat I purchased. I missed out on the other that ended just before this one. Both sold for less than $50 if memory serves me.
I have purchased perhaps a dozen optimo blocked panamas since. I have a hard time passing on them. Some were cleaner and some finer. I do wear them all over the course of the summer - this one too.
Not sure what happened to my post, but here it is again. Alan posted this hat 10 years ago and I am just getting around to appreciating it. Beautiful hat Alan!