Panama Hat Thread

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

  1. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    GHT: I am the same way with down brims. Just don't know since I am so used to fedora style. I do know that my one down brim provides better sun protection. Down brim and straw seem to go together. Listen to your missus and you can't go wrong, EVER! :)
     
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  2. Hatyulo

    Hatyulo New in Town

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    Absolutely, brim down style is the way to go with typical "adventurer" style hats.

     
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  3. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    Optimo Montecrist Open Weave .JPG This is a Panama that Optimo has for sale now. I do not own it. The brim is a bit too large for me. Here is the email Tiffany sent to me:

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen,

    Today I show a beautiful entry level Montecristi Open Weave Homburg in exactly your size. This is not a style we typically stock and open weave Montecristis are extremely are so this is an amazing find.


    Open weaves are fantastic for letting some air through while still keeping you protected. They are perfect for golfers.

    It has a 3 7/8" brim (unrolled) which makes it perfectly tailored for most builds while providing male sun protection. It also has a classic styled nicotine (darkest brown) 16L (1.5”) ribbon.

    The weave of this particular hat is right at the top end of our entry level fino weaves. It can be worn practically on a day to day basis. This is a great choice for those looking to add something unique to your Montecristi collection or as an additional hat to relieve the wear of your daily user.

    The cost is $995 plus shipping if necessary.

    Good luck!

    Hat Stye: Montecristi Open Weave Homburg
    Brim Width: 3 7/8"
    Ribbon Color: Nicotine
    Price: $995
     
  4. Rosecitymike

    Rosecitymike Familiar Face

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    That’s a nice one! Love my optimo panama and always look forward to emails on the rare occasion a hat in my size pops up
     
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  5. psklenar

    psklenar One of the Regulars

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    Just received (thank heaven's it's lunch hour!) my new Brent Black Hemingway with Storm Grey ribbon! I'm not sure what's "wrong" with the hat body that prevented him from using it for one of his regular hats ... it looks gorgeous to me! <3 And sooooooo light!! :eek:

    pat----
     

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  6. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    Pat, congratulations on your new Montecristi. Looks like a pretty tight weave. Blocked well too. Very Nice! I look forward to seeing more pictures when you get a chance.
     
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  7. DRB

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    I'm not trying to upstage Pat's Brent Black, which is fantastic, but I thought I would add this hat to the thread. I hope to see more pictures of Pat's hat here when he gets time.
    Here are some pictures of an optimo I rescued from the E-bay. It fits well. My overall perception is that it is in good vintage shape. $75. I'm no expert, but the weave looks pretty straight. It still has that sulfur smell. Can you tell the age of a hat by the smell? Does the smell last forever? Another question I have is, can someone please venture a guess at the weave count? I don't think it is alot. 22x22? I can't seem to wrap my brain around what constitutes a full weave. I only have two working brain cells and one of them is busy watching the other one. ;)
    Your attention is now being redirected back to Pat's Outstanding hat. :) 20190418_123721a.jpg 20190418_123840.jpg 20190418_135043.jpg 20190418_123940.jpg 20190418_124136.jpg 20190418_124222.jpg
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  8. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    I'm sure Mr. Black will be delighted you decided to show it here.
     
  9. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    $995.00 for their "entry-level weave?" Ever get the feeling you just walked into the wrong shop?
     
  10. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    Here is the Montecristi Special Reserve from Panama Hats Direct that I have been waiting for. The blocking and sweatband are very good. I don't like the liner so I will be removing it (easy). My head is crooked and I cannot wear hats blocked by others and expect them to have the pinch line up with my nose, so I reworked the brim. I put the brim sides up. I like it now. Ordered a few extra leather hat bands and ribbons. I'm not sure how to properly count weaves. If I counted properly, the weave is about 754. The weave is amazingly straight and the backweave is uniform. The hat was $685. Shopping online was fun and the service is among the best. 20190420_150343a.jpg 20190420_122923 a.jpg 20190420_122944.jpg 20190420_133104.jpg 20190420_133104a.jpg 20190420_150646.jpg 20190420_150659 a.jpg 20190420_163817a1.jpg Ribbons Bows and Leather Straps a.jpg Ribbons Bows and Leather Straps b.jpg
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Way to go, Dennis! That’s a real beauty.


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  12. DRB

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    Brent, Thank you! I really like it. Just in time for Easter Service.
     
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  13. DRB

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    Every day, I develop a better appreciation for this hat. I took the liner out. super easy. Dennis wearing a Montecristi Special Reserve from Panama Hats Direct on April 20 2019.jpg
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  14. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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  15. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    I got two hats this week. Here's the other.
    Montecristi Fino Fino, Havana, from Panama Hats Direct. Also, a hand painted balsa box. I think I might put a different band on it. Montecristi Fino Fino, Havana (1).JPG Montecristi Fino Fino, Havana (2).JPG Montecristi Fino Fino, Havana (3).JPG Montecristi Fino Fino, Havana (4).jpg PHD Balsa Box April 25 2019 (4).jpg
     
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  16. My new Dobbs Key West, a planters style with a 4" brim! THAT will keep the sun off me.....and the wife!:rolleyes::) A real nice cream color.....really like the pug.
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  17. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    I’m with you - love the pug.
     
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  18. DanO

    DanO One of the Regulars

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    OK, getting ready for the summer, I was looking at a Stetson Hemp Stratoliner in Sand color @ $131 then I ran across an Akubra Balmoral Hemp for $58 USD from hats by the hundred so went that way. The plan is to replace the "leather" band with a grossgrain ribbon.
     
  19. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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  20. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    It took a while, but I found it!

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