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Ask the Panama Hat Guy

Ask the Panama Hat Guy
  
Sometimes when you are searching for an answer, it is best to ask.
  • Send me a message and I will get back to you with what you seek.
  • If you want to work out which hat suits you best CLICK HERE and send me some details so I can be thorough. It is always interesting to hear the thoughts of an expert. I have a lifetime of passion welled up in my heart.
  • If you have a trashed Panama and want to save it - I can help.
  • If you are trying to give someone a gift, send me their photo and we can work it out. I am really good at picking head sizes. I walk down the street, 58.5, 54, 63 - it is a funny way to perceive people.
  • If you just want to tell me something interesting, it is always welcome
  • I look forward to hearing from you.
Warm Regards
Oska
 
Oska putting a flourish in a Panama hat

Comments on this post (4)

  • May 31, 2024

    Hallo Oska,
    I really hope you can help!
    The black pleated ribbon has come off of the hat. How do I reattach it? I can see where there were stitches and one end has a metal hook but I don’t know how to fix the endings and on which side to place it!
    Thanks
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    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Hi Catherine

    What you do is :

    1. wrap the ribbon around the hat – creating a little tension 2. sitting it exactly where the brim meets the crown. 3. Then hook the hook through the ribbon and into the straw

    Now you might need to do it a few times, to get the hook to sit nicely and where you like it. But just be patient and it will work out easy The first time will be harder, so do a few practice runs and then you will get the hang of it. You will not hurt your hat in the process.

    Warm Regards

    Oska Truffaux

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    — catherine

  • Nov 29, 2023

    If I ordered a hat right now, when would it arrive in U.S.A., Michigan 48840?
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    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Typically it is 10-12 days to the USA – express is 5-8. What is your timeline? If it is really urgent email me and I will ship same day

    Warm Regards

    Oska Truffaux

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    — Curt Kosal

  • Aug 21, 2023

    Hello, I really think the Caribbean hat would be ideal for me. I live in Florida, so outside in heat for both for work (sales) and go to beach and out on water. Might even wear for weekend yard work. My head size is 22.5 inches, ballcap a 7 1/4. Would I order a Large or Medium? Also, love the New Yorker. Thank you.
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    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Hi David

    I would order a large, and a will ship you a small one at 58. Then all will be well. You should also consider the Traveller – a smidge wider.

    Warm Regards

    Oska Truffaux

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    — David

  • Jun 23, 2023

    I purchased a hat in Panama 2015. Can’t remember how much I spent but not sure if it’s the real thing. How can you tell?
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    Truffaux Hatmakers replied:
    Hi Maria

    If you look at the centre of the crown of the hat – you will see it spiral out like this post. https://www.truffaux.com/blogs/panama-hat-advice/what-is-a-genuine-panama-hat <https://www.truffaux.com/blogs/panama-hat-advice/what-is-a-genuine-panama-hat>

    If you are unsure – just send me a photo

    — MARIA

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