There's nothing like a few good mens' Panama hats to make your summer perfect, unless it's a couple of linen caps or other types of straw hats, of course, but when you see something like The Corazon, a limited edition Panama fedora from Santana by Carlos Santana, you're sure to agree. The hat that Carlos wears, it features a downturned brim and pinch front crown, and is trimmed with a Chakra heart stone pin as well as a band of stones. Fitted with a branded sueded sweatband and fancy satin tip, it's a very special hat indeed. Bailey does a great job with The Chaplin, a brisa weave Panama bowler with a
bound edge brim, available in your choice of two colors, and also offers The Sydney, a teardrop crown Panama hat, in colors including Sienna, Steel and Sky.
There's a dress hat from Tommy Bahama that's new this summer: it's a fine Panama hat with a two tone grosgrain trim and marlin pin. Fitted with an elasticized sweatband for comfort, it's a One Size Fits Most format hat, made in USA. Stetson introduces The Benchmark, part of its line of 150th Anniversary hats. This is a Grade 20 Panama fedora with a teardrop crown and leather sweatband embossed with "150th Anniversary" -- a great keepsake hat. The Aviator is another in the Stetson line, this one featuring a vented crown. A Panama fedora, it is offered in three shades: Natural, White or Butterscotch, and will make a great addition to your summer hat rack.
More new Santana by Carlos Santana Panama hats this year include The Zion, a two tone pork pie Panama hat that one customer calls "sharp" adding that it's a "very good looking hat and it's well made too." The Babylon is a pinch front Panama fedora from Santana in two versions of print, both with with fancy ribbon trim complete with an Abraxas Angel pin, while The Blues is another Santana Panama hat in two tones, also trimmed with a fancy band. You'll have to look at little more carefully at two tone Delta, a fedora in Panama straw by Santana, to fully appreciate the Olive and Putty shades, but there's no chance of overlooking the plaids in The Fenix, a Panama fedora by Santana, trimmed with a ribbon band and hand-painted feather.
Scala too has a line of Panama hats you won't want to miss, starting with The Playa Del Sol, a fine Grade 8 fedora with Teflon coated brim, grosgrain band with Scala pin and covered crown tip sticker. There's The Monte Casino as well, a Panama fedora with a narrow upturned brim, and another called The Aussie Outback, a Panama hat with vented crown and leather trim. Scala's Panama safari hat is offered in Natural or Putty, but The Skimmer, a Panama boater hat with Teflon coated brim comes only in Bleach, as it should be.