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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...
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 exhibition was the new and exciting hand-woven Panama hat. It has been a fashion sensation...
We have always maintained that a Panama hat is a living entity, more like a flower pot on the window sill. It is precious to us, needs care and is prone to damage under erratic weather conditions. A Panama...
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...
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...