Leather hat - Interchangeable strip bands Panama - Wild alligator 12 colors available
Braided hat in ecuadorian palm young shoots (Grade 8 Cuenca quality of braiding).
Wild alligator leather strip bands.
Alligator colors available:
Black, grey, white, brown, blue, red, green, orange, pink.
Head size (in cm): 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65.
Head size (in inches): 21.6, 22, 22.4, 22.8, 23.2, 23.6, 24, 24.4, 24.8, 25.2, 25.6.
To know your head size, you can refer to our diagram.
The panama is, despite its name, of Ecuadorian origin, and ABP buys its braid directly in Ecuador. The braid is molded (ecuadorian palm young shoots) and assembled in Paris, just as the alligator piece.
For this Made in France, high-end hat, we have decided to go for a high quality of braiding, the Grade 8 Cuenca.
The quality of a panama hat is determined by its braiding fineness.
Worn by the South America indigenous since 4000 years BC, this hat traditionally called "Sombrero de Paja Toquilla" (literally "Straw hat") encountered a global success when the Ecuadorian workers arrived to build the Panama Canal in 1881. A number of celebrities contributed to its reputation, Théodor Roosevelt, Orson Wells or Winston Churchill.
ABP offers you a collection of high quality and luxury French small leather goods on internet at reasonable price. Please note that we can also provide bespoke and custom made articles made in France by our team of craftsmen : smoking and writing items, small leather goods, bags and luggages, clothing garment, leather casing, in more than forty leathers : alligator, crocodile, calf, goat, ostrich, python...