October 15, 2015

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Cultural Icons › Ernest Hemingway › Greta Garbo › ladies fashion › Mens style › Panama Hat ›



Borges & Scott is one of the UK's leading Panama Hat producers and distributors.  We supply milliners, clubs and societies with 'off the shelf' and bespoke Panama Hats.

Cultural Icons and their Panama Hats

The Panama Hat; Classic. Iconic. And surprisingly versatile! Not confined to one 'look' or aesthetic, wearers imbue their Panama Hat with their personality, attitude and individual expression of style.

We will be bringing you a series of notable Panama Hat fans, and how you can appropriate their panache and approach to life.

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway looking sharp in a classic Panama HatArguably America’s most celebrated writer, Hemingway was complex, passionate, uncompromising; the “huntin’ shootin’ and fishin’” epitome of spectacular brain power entwined with pugnacious brawn.

Style: Fisherman's jumper, strong facial hair, machismo

He says: “Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” 

We say: Grab a Borges & Scott Classic Fedora, a dry martini and a 6-toed cat for your lap.

 

Greta Garbo

Garbo smoldering from underneath a slouch fedoraThe enigmatic Swedish star’s fashion style was imitated globally in the 1930s; androgynous tailoring, slinky couture gowns, and impeccable accessories. She often completed her look with a slouch Fedora hat, which became to be known as the Garbo Hat. 

Style: Effortless chic draped over a deep melancholy, creating an alluring aura of glamour, strength, femininity and mystery.

She says: “I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.” 

We say: Pull the Borges & Scott Heart Panama Hat down low and watch Camille. Alone.


 

Whichever of our Icons you most identify with, remember: wearing a Panama hat is a great way to get ahead when you’re aiming for standout style!


Stef Craig
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