Julian Sands Timelessly romantic in Panama as George Emerson:
True 'Panama' hat are actually hand woven in Ecuador (who new?)
Nicely priced within my budget, we bought it on the spot. Kudos to the staff at the Breiter Hat 'am Dom' store for their friendly and professional service in making sure that I bought the right size and had it perfectly sized.
Made my Mayser hat-makers since 1800, this is one of if not the oldest hat making firms on the European Continent (Lock & Co hatters has them beat by 124 years, but they are not on the continent). You will find a very interesting history of the firm on their website. I can't say enough about the quality of this hat. It's a true Panama, beautifully hand woven in Ecuador, its rather flexible, not stiff and somewhat uncomfortable like the standard boater hats I've tried.
The weave is beautifully accomplished here on the top in nearly mesmerizing
Best, I think I look rather jaunty in it. I even looks great with my clip-on sunglasses. I'm looking forward to wearing my new Panama boater to my upcoming trip to Elba, Italy later this month!