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Why Do Panama Hats Cost So Much?

On the hindsight, Panama hats do look a bit similar to the straw hats and to the uninitiated, it might be difficult to perceive...
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What To Do When Your Hat Gets Wet

Updated Article: March 23, 2018 Springtime brings longer days and more sunshine but it can also bring more rain showers. While the sunshine might convince...
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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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Types of Straws Used in Hat Making

Though hats come in different shapes and textures, the material used and the style of weaving is something that influences every connoisseurs’ decision into...
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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...
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President Theodore Roosevelt’s Legendary Panama Canal Fashion

Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th President, was quite the trendsetter. Teddy bears, a toy that gained popularity during his early 1900s presidency, were actually named...
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The Story Of The Montecristi Hat

Not a lot of people know the story of where the Montecristi hat originated.  To explore that, we travel into the densely forested regions...
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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...

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...
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The 1855 Paris World’s Fair: Panama Hats Make Their International Debut

The 1855 Paris World's Fair promoted and honored innovative working class inventors from all corners of the world. Among the innovations presented at the international...