Lock & Co. is proud to partner with QEST to champion talented UK craftspeople, with proceeds from the sale of each hat going to the charity. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports and champions excellence in British craftsmanship by funding the training and education of talented and aspiring makers. Founded by the Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1990, the charity helps to sustain and evolve vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts.
The QEST Panama is a timeless piece suitably styled for both men and women. The hat is hand-woven from the finest toquilla palm fibres by artisans in Ecuador, using skills passed down for generations and then blocked by hand in England using traditional methods. This classic Panama is a rich golden colour, elegantly finished with a navy/cream crossover band. For longevity and shape-retention, we add silicon inside the pinch, and the hats feature a beautifully soft cotton sweatband, making this hat the perfect complement for your summer attire. The QEST Panama bears all the hallmarks of Lock & Co. - quality, longevity, and craftsmanship.
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.
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 .