A genuine Panama hat should never be described as simply a straw hat! By virtue of its name, it is in fact a very unique hat, skillfully handwoven in Ecuador over several days or even months from toquilla straw.
I personally source the very best Panama straw hat bodies directly from Ecuador which are then shaped into desired hat design by hand, using traditional wooden hat blocks, right here in my atelier in Chene-Bourg, Geneva.
The Panama hat is considered the untimely straw hat to wear due to its lightness and breathability, making it a perfect hat to wear on hot summer days.
Once you own a Panama hat, you will never want to wear anything else!