More than just Fedoras; the different styles of Panama hats

People typically think of a Panama hat as a the classic white fedora style hat with a black band.  However, as long as the hat is woven in Ecuador using the traditional materials, methods and techniques,then it is a Panama hat regardless of it's shape or colour.

Allow Borges & Scott to take you on a voyage of discovery to find your perfect style, shape and colour of Panama hat!

Style

Description

Fedora

The “Classic Panama”, with a mid-width brim and indented crown. Typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" near the front on both sides. The typical crown height is 11 cm.

The brim is usually approximately 6.4 cm wide.

Tumi Fedora Panama Hat

Folder

Also known as the Colonial, Optimo or Natural. Has a single ridge along the centre of the crown which lends itself well to rolling up. Our most popular shape for regular travellers.

Borges & Scott Folder Panama Hat

Dumont

Also known as the Planter or Gambler, it has a vintage, 1930s aesthetic. The brim, rather than flipping down, remains constant all the way around. Please note this style is not suited to rolling.

Tumi Dumont Panama Hat

Teardrop Fedora

This adaptation of the classic Fedora has a slightly wider, teardrop shape crown, making the crown slightly lower than our classic Fedora, resulting in a closer fit.  It has a turned up brim at the rear, that comes down slightly at the front.  Please note this style is not ideal for rolling and will lose a little of its shape if rolled.

Borges & Scott Teardrop Fedora Panama Hat

Trilby

A narrow-brimmed hat; which would normally be angled down at the front and turned up at the back. It also has a slightly shorter crown than our Fedora.  Borges & Scott Trilbies have a "flip brim", and so can be worn with the whole of the brim turned up, or with the front turned down. Please note this style is not suited to rolling.

Tumi Trilby Panama Hat

Heart (Ladies)

An extra wide-brimmed sun hat with a scalloped indentation at the back of the brim to produce the heart-shape. Finished with a pretty ribbon bow. Please note it is not suited to rolling.

Borges & Scott Heart Panama Hat

Wide-brim Sun Hat (Ladies)

An extra wide-brimmed sun hat with smooth lines. Can be finished with a black band and bow.

Tumi Panama Wide-brim Sun Hat

Borges & Scott Fedora now available in generous sizes!

“For your information, Jeeves takes a size-fourteen hat, eats tons of fish and moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform…”

'Bertie Wooster' - Right Ho Jeeves
(PJ Wodehouse)


Jeeves & Wooster
The average English gentleman’s hat size is 7⅛ or 58 centimetres.  However, if you, like Jeeves, need to house a considerable amount of grey matter, Borges & Scott is here to help! To ensure that the larger-headed gentleman is outfitted to a dapper standard that both Jeeves and Wooster would approve of, we now stock our Borges & Scott Fedora in 63cm and 64cm sizes.

 

 At present Borges & Scott have no plans to stock size 14 hats. Apologies to Jeeves.

Our guide to selecting the right size Panama Hat