Sunday, June 24, 2012
Could'a been a contender: Audition No. 3
Another authentic 'Panama' hat (woven in Ecuador) that I've had for a few years, but don't wear much. It's 'made' by Pantropic Hats, and is a roll-up travel Panama with chinstrap. It's a wonderful hat that I bought on clearance at REI, but it has one serious drawback, and one less serious one.
Minor drawback: I don't like chinstraps, even though they can be wonderfully functional. For me, they mostly just get in the way.
Major drawback: It's a size large. My true hat size in 60cm. My S/M/L/XL hat size is XL. I have a big head (but you knew that already, right?).