Panama Hat Lore and Tales: The Fun Stuff

Hat Lore and Tales: The Fun Stuff

Take a hike! Don’t miss the Eyewitness Tour. It’s the best part of the Web site. A jillion photos and entertaining text. See how a fine Panama hat is made, beginning with your hike into the jungle to cut the plants to make the straw, continuing all the way through to the final styling of a multi-thousand-dollar masterpiece.

Win bar bets! Find the answer to why a hat from Ecuador is called a Panama.

Amaze your friends! They don’t know Napoleon wore a Panama hat.

Test your knowledge of celebrities! Panama hats of Presidents, Kings, and other rascals

Go to the movies! Panama hats star regularly.

Start a Movement! Why doesn't Jimmy Buffett wear my Panama hats?

Peer into the heart of an artist! A wonderful short story by the same guy who wrote Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Bogart starred in the movie).

Go somewhere! An odd collection of wonderfully useful, and heroically useless, travel tips.


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