A Straw Hat, Your Perfect Style Accessory in Summer

It takes a certain type of man to pull off a straw hat and not look like an utter fool. Of course, there are those designs which no-one, never mind how cool they are, can pull off. We’re looking at you, straw boater. But, on the whole, if you’ve got the confidence to commit to the style, a Panama hat will give you panache unlike any other.

So allow us to convince you of the virtues of these woven wonders, and listen to the reasons that being a ‘man of straw’ isn’t always a bad thing.

One of the main problems of hats in general is that they look far too formal – your top hats, bowlers and felt fedoras – or unforgivably informal – think the baseball cap, beanie or, god help us, visors. However, occupying the middle ground, is humble straw.

Neither too smart nor too casual, a straw hat straddles the sartorial line deftly and with great style – meaning it’ll look just as good with a linen suit at a summer party as it will on the beach paired with swim shorts and a Cuban-collared shirt.

As we clutch at the last straws of summer, it’s important to keep dressing for the season. That means lightweight shirts and linen trousers – even if the weather would have us think that the sunny days are behind us. But, on the days when the clouds do part – and on the many holidays yet to be taken this summer – the straw hat is a must-have accessory.

Breathable, great for keeping the rays off your face, and with a light summer look, these hats, fedora hat. Panama hat and summer breath beret were made for summer, and are great for travelling given their minimal weight. Some hatters even offer Panama hats or straw fedoras that can roll up in order to make them easier to store.

Brimmed straw hats have been around for decades – and will continue to be in vogue for years to come. And, as with their versatility across formal and informal attire, hat such Panamas can be worn by the young and the old with equal aplomb.

The only rule we’d recommend in this department is brim-related. For reasons we can’t fathom, but seem set in straw-hat stone, it appears that your hat will look better if the brim gets bigger with your age. Young men, stick to a straw trilby. But, older gents, embrace the brim and go for the wide look.

Panama Hat Fashion Style

Panama Hats, have become such a basic and simple accessory with a bit of style can become an accessory of the most original and flattering in all types of looks, providing elegance , freshness.

Straw hats were used mainly by men, they were even popular among the workers of the Panama Canal, it has also become popular among women with time goes by,so much so that it has become a piece of wardrobe background.

Today we can find various types of hats, from classic to colorful, with wide, short, or customized brims. Consider a thing whatever the occasion, straw hat bring a touch of elegance and fashion to your outfits, so you do not worry much about the hairstyle if you use these accessories.

Now I will show you some examples of clothing with which you can wear your straw hat, although the ideal is that you dare to create new combinations by maximizing your creativity.

Hat with striped clothes

The straw hats can be combined with all kinds of clothes, you just have to know how to look, but one of my favorite clothes is the striped outfits. You can use a shirt or white or colored sweater with stripes, some shorts, platform sandals or boots-type shoes, that outfit is perfect, and if you wonder what hairstyle you can use the straw hat, do not worry just leave your hair loose or make a simple braid.

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Hats with floral dresses

One of the most classic outfits to use toquilla straw hats are floral dresses. This point is very important, if we are going to wear or use our straw hat in the city or countryside it is convenient to use a short floral dress, you can use them with a bag of strips, and with sandals. If you are going to use the hat with a long flowered dress, do not wear it in the city, that attire is more for the beach.

 

 

 

Hats with formal clothes

Pay attention at this point. I know I told you that the hat gives elegance, but if we are going to use formal attire for a special occasion, it is good that you know how to combine your clothes. For example, when I have had work meetings, or interviews, even at weddings, I use this two types of dress.

The first one is a little bit cooler, I used tacos, a skirt at the height of my knee white or cream, even black, a long sleeve black or white blouse. I use a few tagua jewels to give life to the outfit, the hairstyle if I opt for a ponytail or picked up.

He also used colored suits, that is, pants and a blazer, a thin shirt, and some studs. the hairstyle is only a ponytail, and my straw hat.

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Hat with casual dress

This point is for fresh clothes and last minute. You can use your hat with jeans, a black sweater or the one you prefer, you can also use a blouse, shoes or sandals and the hairstyle can be loose and wavy hair or a simple braid. Now, they will ask: Do I have to have a different hat for each dress? Well, I use the same hat for all my outfits, I used a Classic Fedora, with a medium wing.

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Some Tips to Care for Your Straw Hats

A straw hat is delicate, especially genuine Panama hats, so never handle it by its crown. The natural oils in our hands dry out the straw, and when the straw dries it becomes brittle and is more susceptible to cracking. Handle the hat by its brim, yes the oils still affect the straw in the brim, but the brim is much easier to clean and much less likely a spot for cracking to occur. Be sure to store your hat either in the box that you bought it in or in a spot that is away from sunlight. Never store a hat on its brim as this will affect its shape.

Genuine panama hats are made in Ecuador, from toquilla straw, and each hat is made with great care and by hand without any mechanical implements. Each one of them is unique, as the process to make them is extremely  labour-intensive.

There are some tips to tell you how to keep your panama looking great for years to come:

  1. Only buy a panama hat with a sweatband, which helps keep your hat in place and prevents it from stretching out. It also prevents it from scratching your forehead.
  2. Don’t wear it in the raindays or waters can cause the straw to lose its original shape.
  3. Only handle the hat by its brim.
  4. When resting your hat on a table, rest it on its crown (upside down), rather than its brim. As well, when hanging it up, make sure the peg rests on the sweatband, not the straw.
  5. To clean it just with a soft bristled brush.
  6. When you’re not wearing it,please store it in its box or in a dry, cool place.
  7. When your hat is misshaped and not just how you’d like it to be,you may check out our tips on how to re-shape your straw hat!