Panama Hat Thread

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

  1. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    Ribbon treatment will include 2 pugs and a couple of non-stitched ribbons.
     
  2. jporgeck

    jporgeck Familiar Face

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    Ordered the diagonal last weekend from PB in a 3" brim. Robert is supposed to have it sent directly to Art Fawcett for the blocking and ribbon work. In a society of instant gratification waiting for a fine hat is very humbling.
     
  3. illumin8em

    illumin8em A-List Customer

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    I was wondering if you fellas thought I could get away with putting a "relaxed" cattlemen crease in a panama? After seeing the side view of the "Custom Hat Works, Monte Christi" up the page it got me thinking. I have been putting off buying the panama version of an "open road" for a year or two now because I prefer a shorter crown, and I have read that they put a lot of stiffener in the hat.
     
  4. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Terrible iphone photo. It's a PanamaBob. I don't remember how many wpsi, but it's pretty high. I count 14 vueltas.

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    From when it was new, six years ago.
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  5. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    Nice lid! Who did the blocking? What's the rest of the ribbon look like?

    Now, Mr. Flowers, what have you done with Zohar?
     
  6. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice!
     
  7. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Graham at Optimo blocked it. I don't know if he blocks anybody else's bodies these days, but he did it for me six years ago.

    Retired him. ;)
     
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  8. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Worth & Worth New Hampton

    Almost two weeks ago, I posted about ordering a New Hampton like Aureliano's, from Worth & Worth in NY. I got the hat just about a week ago, but just now got around to taking a photo of it to put up. So, without further ado, here is my new straw for the summer months of 2010...

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  9. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    Congrats! looks... well, just like mine!:eusa_clap Great hat, isnt it?
     
  10. swaviator

    swaviator New in Town

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    Nice hat!! Can you, or anyone else on this thread, tell me when the Stetson Medalists were made?
     
  11. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    The one I posted previously in this thread is from the 40's or early 50's. I'm unsure if the tag has foil laminated on it or not.
     
  12. RBH

    RBH Bartender

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    lol lol lol lol

    Great hat by the way!
     
  13. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    ScionPI2005, looks great, nice to see you in a straw!
     
  14. ScionPI2005

    ScionPI2005 Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks for the kind words Aureliano and RBH! It's a very nice hat. I'm pretty particular about straws, as I still overall am very partial to my felts. I just can't wear them in the summer, and seem to always be on a constant mission to find the best straws for fur felt replacement during the heat.
     
  15. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    Montecristi

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    One favorite hat, sub-fino Montecristi straw, cool and light in any warm land.
     
  16. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    I can't see the third picture, but the first two are Cuenca hats, Brisa weave.

    Even my friends in Montecristi can't wait to sell inferior product to los cruceros. They pawn off cheap Cuenca hats are Montecristis.
     
  17. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice looking hat, SP. What is that one made of? It looks to be heavier than a usual panama.
     
  18. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    Very tightly woven panama, BobC. I own the same hat.

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  19. Panamabob

    Panamabob Call Me a Cab

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    All llano liso hats are tightly woven, just using thicker paja.
     
  20. Aureliano

    Aureliano I'll Lock Up

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    Just what I said :D though the paja seems rather thin to me. Not as thin as a Montecristi but fairly thin for a panama (I call Cuenca hats panamas BTW[huh] )
    here's a closeup of the weave with a good closeup magnification.

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