Panama Hat Folder Bleached - Failsworth
Woven in Ecuador.Classic Fino Bleached Panama Hat in a Folder Optimo style and Black Hat Band and Unisex semi-bow (single end).
Panama hats for sale in the UK come in may qualities, and colours. Some may be blocked and made in the UK but all are woven by hand in Ecuador, the process to weave the hat body can take from a day to a week to many weeks depending on the quality of the weave process. Their finish can either be a Natural straw colour of bleached white or dye coloured.Made from the plaited leaves of the Toquilla plant (Carludovica palmata). Commonly called a straw (Paja) hat, its popularity increased when President Theodore Roosevelt visited the Panama Canal during construction wearing this style of hat.Brim width is Approx. 7cm Height Approx. 11cm with a sewn edge, and fabric sweatband.
In order to fold the hat, one can Turn down the brim and fold the hat into itself in half, along the centre crease, then roll as required. As folding a hat does deform it slightly so we consider folding as not returning hat in original state should a return occur.
As a folding Panama Hat, the hat shape is designed so it can be folded, but it is not designed as regular process and eventually can damage the straw especially if the straw hat becomes dry and brittle.
Snap Brim Panama hats are often shipped with Brim in an all round snapped "Up" position, the photos show a hat that has had it brim finished off with a "dip" the front and remains still snapped up at the rear, ready to wear, that you can put in when your hat arrives. The ultimately shape and size of dip at the front may vary depending on your head shape when you put your hat on.
As straw and hand woven, each hat will be slightly different.