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Optimo SE

Panama Hat Optimo SE Cocoa

The Cocoa straw and the Ivory ribbon were made for each other, yes?

Major fashion statement. Very tropical. Craves linen and silk. The classic Optimo dome and center crease evoke thoughts of British ex-pats presiding over the warmer colonies. This particular look suggests India to my mind. What one might wear after a hard day of Bengal Lancing.

Freshen up a bit, then swan over to the Officer’s Club for an India Pale Ale, or two. Or twelve. Sit near a window, with the light coming from your side. Side light shows off the center crease better than front or back light.

No matter how many compliments and free rounds come your way, do call it a night well before you are at risk of falling down and wrecking the hat.

I hope your first thought wasn’t: “Can I roll it up?” Yes. If you must. But it looks so crisply shaped, so sharply creased, so smoothly rounded, so…perfect, just as it is. Why risk it? You’ve made it this far in your life without rolling a Cocoa Optimo with an Ivory ribbon, maybe you shouldn’t tempt the Fates.

Specifications

  • Hand woven genuine Panama hat
  • Hand woven brim edge
  • Straw dyed “cocoa” color
  • Hand blocked and custom sized
  • Crown about 4 1⁄4“
  • Brim is usually 3” or less
  • Leather sweatband standard
  • 1 1⁄2” Ivory ribbon standard (many other choices)
  • Weave count comparable to some of my Montecristi hats
  • This is a serious hat

Prices

Why One Panama Hat Costs More than Another

$500

Details

BRIM

2 3⁄4 to 3 1⁄4”

CROWN

About 4 1⁄4 inches

SIZES details

21 1⁄2 to 24 1⁄2 inches
(54.5 cm to 62.25 cm)

I will send you size test bands
and will custom size your hat,
included in the price.
Extra shipping cost outside of U.S.

SWEATBAND see choices

Standard sweatband for this style is brown fine leather.

RIBBON see choices

Standard ribbon for this style is 1 1⁄2 inch ivory.

 


 
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