Famous Fans of Panama Hats

Stylish and Classic Panama Hats
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Stylish and classic, Panama hats look great in just about any setting. Perhaps that’s why this hat style has so many famous fans. Let these famous wearers of Panama hats give you the style inspiration you need to incorporate one of these straw styles into your summer wardrobe.

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen - Classic Panama Hat
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Whether he’s playing an all-powerful wizard or a mutant supervillain, Sir Ian McKellen brings a certain gravitas to every role. When he’s not acting, Sir Ian wears Panama hats in a variety of different situations, including as part of red carpet ensembles. You can get Sir Ian’s look with an Authentic Classic Panama Hat. Wear it at a rakish angle if you want to capture some of his effortlessly cool style.

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard - Empire wearing short brim Packable Fedora
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Terrence Howard’s red carpet style is a bit more relaxed than what we might see his Empire character Lucious Lyon wearing, but the man still knows how to dress to impress. This combination of a relaxed Panama hat silhouette with a light summer suit is just right, and you can try it out for yourself with a short brim Packable Fedora.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins - Havana Retro Panama
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Sir Anthony Hopkins is a masterful actor, but he’s not just pretending to have good style when he steps out in a crisp, classic Panama hat. The popped collar look he’s sporting in this photo is the perfect representation of Sir Anthony’s offscreen style. He’s a little casual, a little edgy and perfectly timeless. Get a similarly sharp look of your own with a Havana Retro Classic Panama hat.

Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt represents a younger generation of Panama hat wearers. While he has been known to rock one of these straw hats on a red carpet, he’s often seen wearing his Panama hat with a more casual outfit like the one seen here. Brad Pitt can make just about any look work, but his formal-to-casual hat styling shows how versatile these classic accessories are. If you like Pitt’s style, a Panama hat like the Classico Trilby Snap Brim Straw Fedora may be the right choice for you to wear in both formal and casual settings.

Famous Women in Panama Hats

Not to be outdone by the men, there are plenty of famous ladies who love the look of a Panama hat. While you may not see as many women in these hats on red carpets, the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr and Cameron Diaz have all been spotted wearing Panama hats with casual daily wear. While Aniston favors a hat-and-jeans look with a simple tank top, Kerr has paired her Panama hats with dresses and maxi skirts for a breezy, cool summer look that’s both approachable and fashionable. The actress Amber Heard has also been seen in a Panama hat with simple jeans and a t-shirt; letting the hat do the talking is always a good idea when it comes to casual dressing. You can get her look with some fitted jeans, a loose tee and our Bahamas Gambler.


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