Connoisseur Optimo

This hat represents the zenith of the weaver's art. Very few Panamas have a finer weave than this. This material was finished into this style with a little or no sizing (stiffener). "Floats like a feather in the breeze."

New Yorker

A simple alligator strap (not shown) with or without an 18K three piece buckle is the recommended hat band for his style. As always, the classic trim would be a simple grosgrain ribbon.

Open Dress

Also known as Western Dress style. A little bit of Western in a Fedora style.


Interesting fact: you get a lot more weave for your money in a small frame style such as this because there is much less weaving to create the body.