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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...
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 you if you did. The name is quite misleading because the practice of crafting these...
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...
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...
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 floating around the internet about the origin of Panama hats, and as a central authority...
Internationally renowned as one of the best Cuban cigars available for purchase, the Montecristo No. 2 cigar has a legendary status. Learn more about what makes this cigar so special, how to identify it, where to purchase it and...
Nothing beats casually strolling down the beach, spending time on the golf course, or enjoying the sights and sounds of the city while looking radiant in a one-of-a-kind Panama hat. Nonetheless, nothing is more disappointing than when your cherished...
A beautiful and well-made hat is a style investment that you can enjoy for many years. However, if the hat is stored incorrectly this can cause damage and make your hat look worse for wear before its time. If...
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...
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...