Worn for centuries, the Panama hat has survived the test of time. These hats are in fact made and originated in Equador, but then exported to Panama where it assumed the name.
These hats are essential not to mention convenient for travel. The lightweight straw can be packed-away in a suitcase readily and it’s design allows it to return to it’s original shape.
The Madewell Panama hat is a great option. It’s light, breathable material and wide-brimmed frame will be required and appreciated in the hot sun. I love the masculine, classic style of the Panama and that it can be paired perfectly with any kind of suit – business or bathing.