Panama Hat Thread

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

  1. Steve1857

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    A job well done, Brent. Great wide, open flow to the brim. Nice tall crown, too.

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  2. Rmccamey

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    Wow, that's a nice refurb, Brent. Where do I place my order???

     
  3. Tukwila

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    I like it. Good job, Brent!
     
  4. GHT

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    You have done an excellent job with that Panama, really impressive. I too know that it's November, but when I saw the sunshine, cold though it is, out came the Panama.
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  5. deadlyhandsome

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    This gigantic Panama came to me due to the kindness of @Bill Hughes
    This is my second hat from Montecristi Custom Hat works in Santa Fe. They know how to make a nice hat!

    The crown is 4 7/8” at the front and 4 3/4” at the back. The brim is 4” wide.

    It’s a huge size, too big for my hat measuring device to measure. Without any shims it fits nice and gentle, but I’ll add a single shim to the back to keep it in place in a breeze. Thanks again, Bill, it’s a terrific hat!
     
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  6. Tukwila

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    FANTASTIC!
     
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  7. Rmccamey

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    Fantastic western Panama! Looks great.
     
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  8. Bushman

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    I got this Panama fedora from David Morgan for my birthday. Can't wait for the weather to turn nicer so that I can where it!
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  9. Bill Hughes

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    I’m just glad it fits.
     
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  10. deadlyhandsome

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    I just can’t believe that you found someone with a head that’s too big for this hat!
     
  11. Congrats Brent and kudos to Bill! Looks great!
     
  12. GHT

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    Believe you me, there are those of us with a seriously large hat size. My seven and three quarters translates to sixty two cm in metric. Using metric if buying from outside the UK gets it right. For some reason there's a variation in US & UK sizes of the same quoted dimension. The times I have seen, "click for size," only to find XXL to be sixty-one cm.
     
  13. JC Montecristi Hat

    JC Montecristi Hat New in Town

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    You usually don't find hats longer than 62 cm in the shops, in Montecristi and Cuenca the most sold are the sizes 56 cm to 60 cm, in rare occasions you find a body of straw of exactly 61 cm or 62 cm. Generally the bodies of straw are stretched by 1 or 2 cm to reach 61 cm or 62 cm, anything over 60 cm is made to order, if you want the exact size must be woven in a hat block with the appropriate measure.
    As the blocking is made on Italian machines (Giuseppe Michelagnoli) and from other European countries, we work with cm, we can block hats from 54 cm to 64 cm.
     
  14. deadlyhandsome

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    My milliners measuring device only goes to 62cm and this hat is larger than that. I’m not complaining. :)
     
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  15. GHT

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    That's an interesting insight, thank you. My straw Biltmore was made in the USA, it gives a size of seven & three quarters, or sixty two cm. Had I ordered it as a UK seven and three quarters it probably wouldn't fit.
    My Equador made Panama, is also a sixty two cm. But I bought it here in the UK from a milliner, that had sixty two cm, as a UK seven and three quarters. It does get confusing.
    Reminds me when I had a similar problem getting a jock strap when I played Rugby, I wasn't complaining either. laugh.gif
     
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  16. Just A Hat Rack

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    Really like this one Brent. It's no surprise that it was one of Bill's. It's a fine looking hat.
     
  17. deadlyhandsome

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    Thanks, Ryan. You know what it’s like trying to find nice hats when you have a big head. Bill sold me this hat for way below market value too; he’s a class act.
     
  18. Most likely not as the US and UK (or English) sizes are different.

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  19. GHT

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    Exactly so Bob. But what I find is that if I buy a seven and three quarters here in the UK, they translate that as sixty two cm. Then again, if I buy from the US, as I did with the Biltmore, they too translate seven and three quarters as sixty two cm. That's why it gets so confusing and it's why I don't have a similar collection of hats as most of you have. Not only do I have a cranium that is a tad larger than life, getting the right hat size is easier said than done.
     
  20. hatsRme

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    That was very nice of David! Very sweet lid.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bushman!!
     
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