Panama Hat Advice

How to steam a Panama

How to steam a Panama
Every once in a while your Panama will need a tune-up. Or perhaps there has been a hat tragedy, and it needs some serious care to make it right. If you take your time and be gentle, you can heal your hat and learn a new skill. Continue reading

What is a real Panama hat?

What is a real Panama hat?
Anyone can call a hat a Panama - and they do. Whether it is plastic, paper, raffia or wool - but these are not Panama hats, just cheap copies being sold on the net. Learn how to tell the difference and make an informed decision - it's easy. Continue reading

What is your hat size?

What is your hat size?
Working out your true hat size is very easy. We will take you through the steps and subtleties of getting this right the first time, so when your hat arrives it fits perfect. Continue reading

How to Pack a Panama

How to Pack a Panama
When it comes to travelling, hats are an essential item. If you take an ugly hat that is easy to pack, you end up with all your photos being of your ugly hat. The goal is to bring a beautiful hat and make sure it arrives in perfect condition.  Continue reading

How to fix a broken Panama hat

How to fix a broken Panama hat
It's heartbreaking, but there are a lot of things you can do to fix a broken Panama hat. Most problems come about because the hat has become dry and brittle - then it gets crushed or pinched. Sometimes they fall down the back of your cupboard in winter, your dog eats it (which seems to happen a lot), or you leave it in your car and it gets cooked in the sun. Continue reading

What are different weaves and styles of Panama hats?

What are different weaves and styles of Panama hats?

An incredible the variety of weaves and styles are possible with a Panama hat - with three primary weaves that are popular in the modern world - Brisa, Liso/Cuenca and Montichristi. Each weave has certain advantages that make them perfect for different wearers. With a little practice, you will be able to differentiate and choose amongst the variety of options.

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Why are Baseball Caps useless in the sun?

Why are Baseball Caps useless in the sun?

In the hat world, a baseball cap is a novelty item. When it comes to sun protection, its like a bikini on a motorbike.

If there is one thing that irks me, it's the baseball cap. Sure they can look cute, and they are easy to wear, but they don't work as a hat and are far from flattering. Someone has to stop this madness.

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What if you 'don't look good in hats'?

What if you 'don't look good in hats'?
Every day someone walks into our shop, and says they "don't look good in hats". It's like saying you don't look good in shoes, it really depends on the shoes. Then I take them through the process of finding the right hat and show them how to solve this puzzle. Often people are overwhelmed with joy, that for the first time in their life they actually look amazing in a hat. Continue reading

Hat Etiquette in the Modern World

Hat Etiquette in the Modern World
Since the dawn of humankind, we have been wearing hats. They have always functioned as the most powerful markers of status, sex, occupation, class and origin. Whether you are a king, soldier or shaman, they defined you. Continue reading