Panama Hat Thread

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

  1. chippy

    chippy New in Town

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    wow, after close inspection of the panama i bought recently,(at far greater cost) this one looks like a lovely very fine weave in comparison, although the size would never work for myself...lovely hat!
     
  2. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks. This one is NOT a Montecristi. Not sure what straw it is, but Barbisio's are generally very nice, and the price was right.
     
  3. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    I believe it is in the buntal family.
     
  4. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    That label was used on USA made Barbisios and agreeing with Vic on the straw.
     
  5. texashatman

    texashatman Familiar Face

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    Stetson Andover

    Here's my newest straw. It took a lonf time for me to get it right because it just didn't want to snap down in front but after working on it for a couple months off and on I've got it to hold it the way I like it. I really like the two-tone as well. I've got some "nicer" straws but I really like this one. The band is one of my favorites too.

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  6. Magus

    Magus Practically Family

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  7. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I can't seem to PM you either. It must be related to the number of posts you have. Keep posting, and It'll come about.

    At any rate, I paid $204 US for the hat in May, 2008, blocked by Gus Miller and delivered. I haven't bought an Akubra for quite a while, so I don't know how that stacks up in Australian dollars these days. And, of course, you'll probably need to adjust for higher prices today.

    In addition to Gus Miller and Art Fawcett, Tom Gomez is blocking panamas these days. May I suggest that you should consider him as well. He's a top notch guy and will do a very fine job of blocking your hat when you get it. Robert can put you in touch with him, or he is Tom-n-Perris here on the lounge.

    Welcome to the lounge. You'll find yourself at home here in no time.
     
  8. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    Cuenca Hat

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    This in one of my favourites, is too cool any time.:p
     
  9. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    Other Cuencano

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    It is another Cuenca hat, this white make feel fine to work in full sun outdoor.:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  10. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    It isn´t straw

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    This is a Mexican Hat, I AM SORRY, IT IS NOT A PANAMA STRAW, but is a beautiful hat made in thread cotton, from Zumpango, Edo. Mex. México, light and fresh, I use it in indoor pools, in summer time.:p :p :p
     
  11. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    So...does that mean the quality is poor? Or is it okay?
     
  12. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    Montecristi

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    My Lovely Woman and the almost white, for warm days and nights.:rolleyes:
     
  13. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    LABEL

    Hi, Brothers¡¡¡¡¡ I believe what the " Reading Label" doesn´t have importance.
    The best is the quality of each clothes, here, the quality´s hat. The same hat, could be sold in two different lands, in different prices, and the quality keep on same, in some importations, some traders change the labels. Hunting the quality, not buying labels;) ;)
     
  14. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    150719541,


    Nice photo!
    Your features look like predestined for panama hats!
    Remind me a little bit of Marlon Brando.

    Enjoy your time.

    Tom
     
  15. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Thats for you to decide I suppose. Since the straw body was made in the Far East not Italy or USA its the quality of blocking, sweatband and sewing that show. The USA made felts were of lesser quality in both body and construction but decent quality.
     
  16. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    :arated: Great look! :eusa_clap
     
  17. ScottF

    ScottF Call Me a Cab

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    Okay, thanks. I don't have it in hand and don't know anything about Barbisio hats other than what I've read posted by you and a few others. In any case, it was not much of an investment and I think it will look good on my gf's head this Summer....if she were wearing it today it would already be halfway across Puget Sound (flying through the air).
     
  18. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    1910 View

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  19. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    150719541, nice hats, you wear them well!!!
     
  20. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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