Fine Weave Panama Hat hand-woven in Ecuador. The Diamante, named for it's "diamond" shaped crown, has a great low crown and a 4.5 inch brim. I love the classic clean lines of the Diamante Hat and its low crown looks great on everyone! This is by far my best selling summer hat, light as a feather and cool on a hot summer day! I have several hats in-stock in grade 10 with leather sweatbands. We also do this with a beautiful ironed brim.
Panama hats are not from Panama but from primarily Ecuador. The hats are made from panama straw (Latin name Carludovica palmata or local common name paja toquilla) and are hats made from this particular straw. Theodore Roosevelt wore an Ecuadorian Panama Hat on the opening of the Panama Canal, and rumor has it, that is where the name came from! The quality of Panama Hats can vary significantly regarding grading and pricing. I have worked with this importer for hat bodies for over 10 years and finally have a great source, which is rare and expensive to import. Large brim hats are almost unheard of in Fino grades, but I have secured a handful of weavers to produce the beautiful rare hats.
Bands are sold separately and can be found under "Hatbands"