Legacy Catalog TBD

Legacy Panama Collection Our collection of Panama hats of which I am most proud. - MRJ   COMING SOON

How To Choose

How To Choose The Panama Hat Shown: Wide Brimmed Optimo Fine Fur Felt Shown: Reno With Full Pencil Curl Your first decision will probably be Panama or fur felt? Montecristi Custom Hat Works is known best for our genuine Panama hats, but we offer an extensive selection of fur felt hats as well. Our Collection The Panama hat was invented to protect wearers from the sun, but today’s…

About Us

About MontecristiSince 1976, Montecristi Custom Hat Works has been driven by the idea of acquiring the finest raw material (hat bodies) available in the world. Today our inventory of these materials is completely unmatched by titans of industry or any number of fine custom shops. Here at Montecristi we are masters in both Panama and Fur Felt. Very rare in the custom hat business. Speaking of…

Materials

MaterialsAt Montecristi we work in two types of raw material. Panama straw and fine fur felt. In Panama we work in three qualities: Fino Select – $800 to $1500,  Extra Fino  – $1600 to $5000, Super Fino  – $5100 and up Solid weaves are traditional, but we have developed ventilated crowns, some full and others not so, but all ventilated weaves offer greater comfort in hot humid climates. In…

Size & Fit

Size & FitManufactured hat sizes are notoriously inexact. A true fit is determined by circumference and head shape. We will send you a self-explanatory sizing kit when you place your order. Once you determine the circumference of your head, we will send you two hat leathers that represent two slightly different but still exact sizes for you to choose from. Along with your notation of one of…