porkpies, including that new Scala hat
, The Skimmer
, with covered crown tip, grosgrain trim and Teflon coated brim, as well as a customer all-time favorite, The Healer
, a boldly woven shantung straw pork pie hat
from the Carlos Santana collection that may just be the coolest hat ever.
Vented men's hats are always good choices for warm weather wear, and we've got a new hat this season from Goorin called The Emile
, a paper braid fedora
in Grey with constrast grosgrain ribbon trim and badge. Tommy Bahama has also issued some very cool straw hats
this season, including one in buri braid, its trim featuring a nice ribbon overlay and marlin pin, as well as a banana braid fedora
from their Relax
line which has an elasticized sweatband for comfortable fit and wear, plus a nicely lightweight hat
in toyo with two inch brim. You're sure to catch the breeze in style with any one of these hats.
More new straw hats
are yours to behold courtesy of Christys' USA-made and very snappy coconut braid stingy brim with fancy ribbon trim, as well as an elegant bao straw fedora
. Note the color accent on the grosgrain band with feather and pin. This hat is offered (until sold out) in your choice of Natural or Burgundy.
No list of straw hats is complete without a look at those in Panama straw, even though they're given a section unto themselves. New from Christys' this year is a Grade 8 Panama Safari hat
, and it's as handsome as all get out with its covered crown tip, grograin band with pin atop a 2 1/2 inch brim. Another addition to Christys' Panama
line of hats is one called The Foldaway Fedora
. The brim is generous at three inches, and it features a leather tie, grosgrain trim and pin. Stetson brings The Original Forty Seven
to the Panama fedora table, and this is an unlined Grade 8 Panama straw hat
with a trim ribbon band, 2 3/4 inch brim, a 4 inch crown and it's finished with a grosgrain sweatband.
Once you've seen the variety of casual straw gamblers
, fedoras and dress hats
offered by these top brand name hat makers, you'll never think quite the same about straw hats
again. Just recall The Stratoliner
for a moment, if you will. This American-made milan braid remake of a famous Stetson hat
from decades past has become a popular best seller with its 2 1/4 inch brim, narrow grosgrain trim with airplane pin and bound edge. It's pretty amazing what they can do with a weed these days.