Lace Covered Panama Fedora
Lace overlaid and laminated onto the straw
Please note that this is a MADE TO ORDER ITEM and as such, regretfully we are unable to accept returns.
Please do not order unless you are sure of your head measurement and also be aware that the colour may appear differently on various computer and device screens. If possible, make and appointment to pop in quickly for one of my team to measure your head and to be able to see the colour for yourself. There is no additional charge for this.
A fedora made using a hand woven straw hood from Equador, (which, due to the volume of labourers and other respectable people wandering up and down the Panama Canal wearing hats made from the same light weight and durable woven straw, produced in Equador, earnt this hand crafted material the nickname, "Panama". Confusing, isn't it?).
So...a "Panama Fedora". Treated with a coat of acrylic varnish to improve the resistance against rain it is covered in a fine beaded lace (which you can do at home....but it's not as easy as it looks).
To avoid damaging the front of the hat and potentially splitting the straw by continually pinching it (very frustrating for both wearer and maker) take the hat off from the back, by extending your thumb and forefinger to encompass the brim at the rear and with a gentle, but firm grip, lift the hat from your head.
Due to the lamination process off the lace to the straw surface it is not recommended that this hat be exposed to rain, nor exceptional heat.
The hat can be sized to accommodate a head fitting of 55 to 58 cms. Please advise on ordering.
This hat can be reproduced (it will not be identical) using suitable lace supplied by the customer.
It is advised that, in order to receive the maximum compilments, the hat is worn with the brim slightly dipped over the left or right eye in symmetry with the eye shape or eye brow. This is of course at the discretion of the wearer...however even a Philistine would agree that worn on the back of the head looks naff.
Do not store this hat, or any hat, in direct sunlight (e.g.; on a window sill or back parcel shelf of a car), in the cat or dog basket, gas or electric oven and other environments which would seem outrageously foolish. It is recommended that the hat is stored with the crown supported from below so that there is no pressure resting on the brim...or upside down.
This is not a toy.