Camilo New Trilby Loreto Hat - TaupeRegular price $146.00
New Trilby Loreto - Taupe
High-Quality Genuine Panama in Taupe
Hand made in Ecuador and imported for the finest of quality. Camillo Hats are of the highest possible quality and unique in every way with imported French hat bands in both leather and French lace. A mid grade Panama and give years of good use and coverage.
Brim Size is a standard 5. French Ribbon band and re enforced pinch crown .
- 70mm welted brim
- Black grosgrain band
- Cotton twill sweatband
- Fabric reinforcement in the pinch
- Handwoven and blocked in Ecuador, trimmed in Sydney
Fabric: 100% Toquila palm straw, unlined
Camilo's The Original Panama Hat has been importing Panama hats from Ecuador for more than 20 years. Each hat is finished off by hand, using the highest quality individually designed French ribbons.
The legendary Ecuadorian Panama Hat first came to the attention of the world when workers building the Panama Canal wore them for protection against the Sun. From there, the Panama Hat was taken to Europe in the early 1900's where it immediately became a fashion sensation. The Prince of Wales wore one to the races, Van Gogh and Monet immortalised them.
The Panama Hat does not come from Panama but from Ecuador, where it's still hand woven to-day after thousands of years by the Indians of that country, in the same traditional way as taught by one generation to the next.
The hats are woven from natural fibre of a palm-like plant known as Paja Toquilla (or Carludovica Palmata). Grown only in two regions of Ecuador, and at altitudes of no more than 1,000 metres.
Enjoy the luxury of a handwoven naturally made Genuine Panama Hat from Ecuador.