Summer Hats

We make a great selection of essential Summer hats for men and women. From the much-loved Panama hat to casual summer hats that are perfect for that afternoon picnic. The wider brimmed hats offer more shade in addition to some UV protection, and the summer weaves enable the air to circulate through them. Choose a Summer Hat from our collection and not only will you look cool, you’ll feel it too!

The Panama is a traditional brimmed hat of Ecuadorian origin that is made from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw plant. Straw Hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing to their destinations. For some products, the name of their point of international sale rather than their place of domestic origin stuck, hence “Panama hats”
There are two main processes in a Panama hat’s creation: weaving and blocking. The number of weaves per square inch determines which category the Panama fits in to, beginning with Brisa, Fino, Superfino and the Montecristi Superfino.