The Complete Panama Hat History

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...

The Types Of Weaves Used For Panama Hats

Panama hats, a type of straw hat made in Ecuador, are made by weaving processed strands of straw from the leaves of the Toquilla...

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...

Types of Straws Used in Hat Making

Though hats come in different shapes and textures, the material used and the style of weaving is something that influences every connoisseurs’ decision into...

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Fedora vs Panama Hats – What is the difference?

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How the Iconic Panama Hat Got Its Name

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About us

Ultrafino Panama Hats

The Panama hat is a finely woven hat made out of toquilla palms on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The finer the weave, the finer the hat. A hat that is considered to be of Ultrafino grade contains at least 600 weaves per square inch and takes about 6 months to make. When the company was started in 2003 the first hat ever sold was an Ultrafino grade Panama Hat. The name Ultrafino had a certain feeling of excitement, uniqueness, and quality. We wanted all of our products to radiate the same feeling of owning an Ultrafino grade hat. And so began Ultrafino Panama Hats.

Ultrafino means ultra-fine in Spanish and it has become the raw definition of the company. Everything we do is aligned to the name. We strive to provide ultra-fine customer service while providing ultra-fine quality hats.

How To

Find how-to topics and useful information about taking care for your hat.

Hat Size: It Matters More Than You Think

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How to wear the Bella

A hat like none other, our Bella is our most unique design...

How to add water repellent to your hat

Springtime is just around the corner, meaning more sunny days ahead but...

Tips for Extending the Life of Your Hat

Owning a fine Panama hat, or any fine straw hat, is akin to owning a Damascus steel chef knife or perhaps Italian leather shoes....

Lifestyle

Lifestyle suggestions on wine, spirits, cigars, golf, books and more of the best travel spots to visit while bringing your hat along. Discover new beaches, oases, and the best getaway spots around the world.

Say “I Do” to These Summer Wedding Accessories

Planning on attending a summer wedding this year? These straw hats and...

President Theodore Roosevelt’s Legendary Panama Canal Fashion

Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th President, was quite the trendsetter. Teddy bears, a...

10 Fashion Ideas for a Woman’s Panama Hat

A woman’s Panama hat is a versatile accessory that is essential in...