I ask this as the purchase of a summer hat for myself in June got me going on hat wearing (for other than outside activities) I have several Tilly's I wear when Hiking , mowing lawn, kayaking ETC. that said I didn't like the look of the Tillys when dressed nicer. I purchased a Biltmor panama (Cuenca) and I really didn't care for it. I did not like the white color and I found the palm to be a bit fragile for me , actually the brim was stained not long after I bought it. I was going to buy a real Monticristi but then decided to try a Milan straw(real straw) . well I found my summer hat material . ill probably get a custom for next year. I love the Milan, I like the look , European flair ( driving alps in a German sports car feel) and by nature of the construction Milans from what I can see would seem to breathe better(fine mesh) than better Panamas that are woven tight to super tight depending on the price tag. I also like the stiffness in the Milan straw (bit more durable?). any way what do you gents like this time of year for non rain days. many thanks 'J"