Men's Panama Hats
Men's Panama hats are a popular choice of headwear for holidays, the summertime and whenever you need protection from the sun. Originating in South America, Panama hats can now be found all over the world and are a great way to finish off a summer suit with a suave touch.
Straw Panama Hats
Panama hats are made from a straw-type material. This makes them very cool and perfect for wearing in summer or in warm climates as the natural fibres allow air to pass through and makes the material breathable. Straw is also very lightweight so a Panama hat won't feel too heavy and uncomfortable.
The wide brim of the Panama hat, compared to other types of hat, gives very good protection from the sun. The wide brim helps to protect the back of the neck, eyes and face from the harsh direct rays of the sun. Wearing a hat in direct sunlight is also a good idea because the sun's rays are deflected from your scalp, saving you the pain of sun-induced headaches.
Panama Hat Colours
Panama hats are available in a selection of colours, with light colours being the most recognisable from film and television characters. White, ivory or beige work well for casual wear and will go with everything from a cream linen suit to a shorts and T-shirt combo.
You'll also find darker colours available such as black and grey. These colours are more formal and would be better suited to official engagements or as part of workwear.
Caring for Your Panama Hat
Panama hats are usually purchased or delivered rolled up inside a box or tube for protection. That same box can be used when travelling to prevent your Panama hat from damage and make sure it lasts for years to come.