The Complete Panama Hat History

Updated December 8, 2018 Do you know where Panama hats come from? What about which country makes Panama hats? There is a lot of misinformation...

Wired and Woven Brims – A Comparison

Panama hats come in all shapes and sizes, with different methods of weaving determining the style statement that it brings forth. To be a...

Behind the Brim: Who Makes those Artisan Panama Hats

If I asked you where you thought Panama hats came from, where those artisan hand-woven straw hats originated, might you say Panama? I wouldn’t blame...

The Types Of Weaves Used For Panama Hats

Panama hats, a type of straw hat made in Ecuador, are made by weaving processed strands of straw from the leaves of the Toquilla...

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Fedora vs Panama Hats – What is the difference?

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How the Iconic Panama Hat Got Its Name

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About us

Ultrafino Panama Hats

The Panama hat is a finely woven hat made out of toquilla palms on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The finer the weave, the finer the hat. A hat that is considered to be of Ultrafino grade contains at least 600 weaves per square inch and takes about 6 months to make. When the company was started in 2003 the first hat ever sold was an Ultrafino grade Panama Hat. The name Ultrafino had a certain feeling of excitement, uniqueness, and quality. We wanted all of our products to radiate the same feeling of owning an Ultrafino grade hat. And so began Ultrafino Panama Hats.

Ultrafino means ultra-fine in Spanish and it has become the raw definition of the company. Everything we do is aligned to the name. We strive to provide ultra-fine customer service while providing ultra-fine quality hats.

How To

Find how-to topics and useful information about taking care for your hat.

Hat Size: It Matters More Than You Think

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How to wear the Bella

A hat like none other, our Bella is our most unique design...

How to add water repellent to your hat

Springtime is just around the corner, meaning more sunny days ahead but...

Perfect Panama Hat Styles for a Day at the Beach

Nothing completes the perfect look for a day at the beach like a classic Panama hat. Whether you're enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian shorelines, strolling...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle suggestions on wine, spirits, cigars, golf, books and more of the best travel spots to visit while bringing your hat along. Discover new beaches, oases, and the best getaway spots around the world.

Why Do Panama Hats Cost So Much?

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The World Famous Montecristo No. 2 Cigar

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Inspiration from last Summer’s popular hats

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