What makes Panama Hats different from other straw hats?
Panama Hats are made with the natural straws of Toquilla Palm (Carludovica Palmate.) The straws, native of Ecuador, are arguably the finest in the world. And under the skilful hands of an Ecuadorian weaver, the Toquilla Palm are dried, shaped and woven into hats. It takes the artisan one week to 6 months to weave a hat.
The Adrian Hat has a standard weave count of 70-120 points per square inch (about 10 x 10 per inch.) As each hat is handmade, be prepared for slight variations in the colour, weight and shape of each hat.
The hat is light-weight at about 65 g, which is about the weight of an egg (50 – 70 g.)