For those who want the best, look no further than the Rollable Superfino Montecristi Panama hat.
Hand-woven in Montecristi, Ecuador, by craftsmen and craftswomen, using skills passed down for generations, this hat is the result of months of precision weaving. The weavers of the finest toquila-palm straw work at night and in the earliest hours of the morning, when the temperature is cooler and the humidity at its highest, starting at the apex of the crown. The finished plaited, smooth and supple material has the softness of silk.
The Superfino Montecristi Panama hat can take up to three months to create. You can count on one hand the number of weavers able to produce such an intricate finish, and we work closely with the craftspeople to ensure these skills are passed on to the next generation of weavers.
The black band and bow is a nod to the tradition of mourning bands that were worn on hats in the year of Prince Albert's death, which then became the fashion. Lock & Co. Superfino Panamas are finished with a high-grade grosgrain ribbon and the highest quality soft tan-leather sweatband.
The hat can be rolled and stowed in a tube allowing you to carry it with you on your travels.
Hatter's tip: we recommend you do not store the hat rolled up for longer than a day or roll the hat when damp as this can cause the brim to become misshapen.
Always handle your Panama hat by the brim to avoid distorting the crown.
Avoid wearing a Panama in the rain. Dry with a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge if it gets wet.
Panama hats are best stored in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.
How to clean your Panama
If your Panama hat becomes dirty, use steam from a household kettle and brush gently with a pure bristle brush to help remove dust and dirt. Do not brush or rub too hard, which may damage the weave. For minor marks, use a clean pencil rubber.
Watch our tutorial video here.
Avoid wearing a Panama or straw hat in the rain. If it gets wet, dry using a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge. Panama and straw hats are best stored in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.
1. USE a soft tape measure.
2. PLACE it around your head, positioned mid-forehead and just above the ears.
3. MEASURE in centimetres or inches.
4. FIND your size on the hat size chart.
You can find our instructional video on how to measure your hat size here: Hat sizing
Every Lock & Co. hat purchased is carefully and expertly hand-prepared in our London shop by one of our Hatters, before being whisked out of our famous green front door.
To find your perfect hat size, we suggest booking a virtual appointment for a consultation with one of our hatters .