Camilo Panama Alex Natural - Leather Band

Regular price $230.00 AUD
Sale price $220.00 AUD
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Hat Size: S (56cm - 7)

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Camilo Panama New Block - Natural - Leather Band. More of an all year round hat. Day or night , the brim is considered small to wear in and outside the great outdoors. Enjoy this year round favorite. 

Camilo Panama Hats .

Hand made in Ecuador and imported for the finest of quality. Camillo Hats are of the highest possible quality and unique in every way with imported French hat bands in both leather and French lace. A mid grade Panama and give years of good use and coverage. 

Brim Size is a standard 5.5  cm to give good  shade , French Leather band and re enforced pinch crown . 

Simply Stunning. 

Origins of the Panama hat date back to the early 1900. The workers of the Panama Canal would wear these unique hats made by the local villagers in and around Ecuador. These hats were made by generations by the local village folk and their Inca ancestors before them. Unique to Ecuador the Toquilla Palm plant only grows in that high altitude area ( above 4,000 feet ) and the local villagers would strip these plants and spend hours making these hats to keep them protected from the Sun.

In the Early 1900, workers from the Panama Canal took samples of these fine hats to Europe and soon the people of Europe and the West embraced the soft and gentle styles of the Toquilla Palm hat. Soon the Prince of Wales wore one to the races and it then became very fashionable to wear the so called Panama Canal Hats. Van Gogh and Monet immortalized them in to our western culture and now , over 100 years on, they still provide great shade, whilst being light weight and durable. These hats now come in many grades for us to choose from.

The grade greatly depends on how long it takes to make and how thin the Palm Strips are . The finer the grade, the long it takes to hand weave, the softer the hat and the more roll able or crushable it is . Some of the finest grades can take up to 16 days to make and have to be woven in a barrel of water so that they do not break during the weaving process.

Here at Hats By The 100, we have been importing and selling Panama Hats since 1984. We pride ourselves in our deep respect and understanding of this great traditional product. We have the widest selection of hats in Australia and offer fast, reliable shipping to bring you this great product. Enjoy our selection of over 45 different Panama Hats.

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