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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...
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Perfect Panama Hat Styles for a Day at the Beach

Nothing completes the perfect look for a day at the beach like a classic Panama hat. Whether you're enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian shorelines, strolling...

Why Does Your Straw Panama Hat Crack?

We have always maintained that a Panama hat is a living entity, more like a flower pot on the window sill. It is precious...
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Behind the Brim: Who Makes those Artisan Panama Hats

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...
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Travel Accessories You Should Never Leave Your Home Without

Getting ready for an exciting excursion to a new destination? From indispensable tech to a cool, shady Panama hat, these are the accessories you...