I've done a search and there is just too much to read. I'm looking to buy a Panama hat for this summer, and I want the collective wisdom from this group of which to buy. Maybe that could be a sticky, an article with the top contenders for each hat style. I'm looking for a traditional Panama in white or off-white, nice ribbon. I'd like it to be as authentic as possible with as much money going to the craftsman as possible. I'm willing to spend in the neighborhood of $200. I could be coaxed into spending more and would happy to spend less, but I'm looking for something that will contribute true pride of ownership and is clearly a cut above my current Biltmore Panama (which isn't a bad hat, by the way).