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In the eyes of a hat savant, a Panama hat is not just becoming due to its highly intricate weaving pattern, but also for the cultural heritage that it carries - a weaving tradition that has been passed down...
On the hindsight, Panama hats do look a bit similar to the straw hats and to the uninitiated, it might be difficult to perceive the sublime artistry that goes behind making a Panama hat. Patrons of the Panama variant...
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 you to bring out your straw hat, there is a chance that you might get...
Panama hats, a type of straw hat made in Ecuador, are made by weaving processed strands of straw from the leaves of the Toquilla palm. The quality of these hats can vary vastly by the fineness of the straw...
Though hats come in different shapes and textures, the material used and the style of weaving is something that influences every connoisseurs’ decision into buying a particular type of hat. In here, we look to explain the 5 most...
Panama hats come in all shapes and sizes, with different methods of weaving determining the style statement that it brings forth. To be a true connoisseur of Panama hats, it is imperative to understand the differences that come with...
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 after Mr. Roosevelt. He played a big part in the naming of another popular item...
Not a lot of people know the story of where the Montecristi hat originated.  To explore that, we travel into the densely forested regions of the Amazon and Ecuador, where a particular breed of low-lying variety of palm trees...
In Ecuador, the Alfaro family is known primarily for the political accomplishments and legacy of its most famous son, José Eloy Alfaro Delgado. He served as president in that country for more than 10 years, ushering in a new...
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 highest-quality hats are made by hand in artisan villages in Ecuador. See these hat making...