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...

How We Pack Our Hats

Carefully Packed For You We have noticed many people are hesitant to purchase a hat online because they are worried their hat will arrive in...

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...

The Making Of A Panama Hat

Have you ever taken time to admire the beautifully fine weave on a high-quality Panama hat? The intricate detail looks machine made, but the...

More From History

Learn about news, useful information, hacks and much more in our Hats blog category.

Stretching Your Straw Hat: Hat Too Small?

Hat stretchers are the kind of item that no one thinks of...

Fedora vs Panama Hats – What is the difference?

Hats like any other dressing accessory have always been considered a style...
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.

How to add a leather sweatband into your hat

Have an old worn-out or cracked sweatband in your beloved hat? Looking...

How To Reduce The Size Of Your Hat

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VHUDgoxm7k] Earlier this month we talked about what you can do if...

Tips for Extending the Life of Your Hat

Owning a fine Panama hat, or any fine straw hat, is akin...

Alfaro: The First Family of Panama Hats

In Ecuador, the Alfaro family is known primarily for the political accomplishments and legacy of its most famous son, José Eloy Alfaro Delgado. He...

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?

On the hindsight, Panama hats do look a bit similar to the...

Tips For Flying In Style With Your Panama Hat

We get your problem. Keeping your fine Panama hat safe while traveling...

Why It’s Worth Investing in a High-Quality Hat

There’s no doubt that a high-quality hat offers its owner significant advantages...