Panama Hat Thread

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

  1. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    First time wearing this Carlton Club loose weave straw. It arrived crumpled but was easily rectified with steam. It needs a cleaning but overall pretty nice. The open weave on the brim put me off a bit. The sun shines right through. I may end up putting this in the classifieds. I’ll have to give it a couple of wears to see if it’s a keeper.

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  2. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It's a real nice straw, Bill. I wonder if you could line the bottom side of the brim with cloth like some of the older vintage hats we've seen... or if it would be worth it to attempt such a thing.
     
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  3. DanO

    DanO One of the Regulars

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  4. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase Practically Family

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    Modern Stetson Montecristi Panama "Jenkins".
    The fabric sweatband is comfortable for wearing, but I'd like the hat even more if it were leather;
    just seems to give a hat more class.

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  5. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    Really nice modern Stetson straw, Georg. I think though, straws have a fabric sweatband just because they're cooler to wear in the hot months of summer. A leather sweat would just make one sweat. They would me at least.

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  6. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase Practically Family

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    True; but I think it has a lot to do with how tight the sweatband is on your head as well.
    I have some other vintage straws with leather sweatbands as reference.
    Those that fit tighter, do draw more sweat. Those that fit loosely and let more air on your forehead are no problem.
    This rule actually seems to apply to all hats :)
     
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  7. Jel

    Jel New in Town

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    My first Panama hat from Borsalino[​IMG]

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  8. What a way to start! That Borsalino looks custom made for you.


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  9. Jel

    Jel New in Town

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    Appreciate that, thanks!

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  10. DRB

    DRB One Too Many

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    Optimo Montecristi Classic Fedora

    So fine. At $2,500 I am sticking to the beaver furs in the future. Optimo Montecristi weave count 810 wpi, May 10 2019 (2).jpg Optimo Montecristi weave count 810 wpi, May 10 2019 (3).jpg Optimo Montecristi weave count 810 wpi, May 10 2019 (4).jpg
     
  11. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  12. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase Practically Family

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  13. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase Practically Family

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    Bencraft Parabuntal straw hat.
    Looks better on my daughter :)

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  14. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    Damn those kids, they know how to pose for a selfie [emoji4]. If it's any consolation, that Bencraft looked good on you too, Georg.

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  15. Steinbockhase

    Steinbockhase Practically Family

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    Trilby Panama with bonded edge from Mayser-Milz & Cie.
    The style would sugguest 1960's.

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  16. Lidnut49

    Lidnut49 New in Town

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    A sweaty leather band can be wiped dry and go right back on your gourd...a cloth band gets wet and stays wet...3rd law of thermodynamics?
     
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  17. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    True, Lidnut. However, I don't tend to sweat as much with a cloth sweat on my straws as I do with a leather one.
    1st law of my head [emoji4]

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  18. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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    I have a couple of Panama’s

    One Carnaby Chocolate snap brim from Chrystis with a stingy brim then a I’ve a Homero Ortega made Dieter ( Made for Garda of Sweden) and then I have a Mayser sisal hat (which of course is not a Panama).

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  19. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is what I noticed when visiting Ecuador, and why the local Panama hat companies think Americans are strange for wanting leather sweatbands in their hats.

    I sweat like crazy when I wore a Milan with a leather sweat, constantly wiping away the sweat with a handkerchief. When I wore a Panama with a cloth sweatband, I didn't sweat unless is got super hot and humid and exerted myself physically.

    But... if you are going to sweat a lot anyway, a leather sweatband will protect your straw from sweat stains better.
     
  20. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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    My Christys has a thick fabric sweatband with a silky feel to it. The Ortega has a very simple fabric sweatband and the Mayser an elastic fabric. The most pleasant is the Christy’s very very nice.

    I have also an Italian boater, that one with a leather sweatband. There is a gap between the stitches joining to the straw and the sweatband, the shop (Mutinelli in Milan) told me that that was a special feature of this hat designed to allow for subtile ventilation.
     
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