We now offer bespoke hat bands, in a range of gorgeous colours, on all our Borges and Scott Panama Hats!
If you fancy something a little more colourful than our standard black or brown bands, or perhaps a particular shade to match a favourite outfit, look out for a new page coming to our website soon with further details and the full range of colour swatches to choose from.
Our bespoke bands are £8.95 (in addition to the cost of the hat) – when ordering your Panama hat, just email us (quoting your order number) to request a bespoke band in your chosen colour, and we will send your new hat out to you as soon as possible. Price includes our in house milliner fitting your choice of coloured band to your hat.
|An example of a bespoke band using a military ribbon sent in to us by a customer.|
Is your hat well traveled? Lost a bit of its shape from all that rolling?
Well, if you feel your Panama Hat needs a bit of TLC we now offer basic repairs and re-shaping – from replacing tired bands to coaxing it back into that signature fedora shape. If you feel your hat would benefit from a little 'service', please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching a photo of the hat, and we will get back to you as soon as we have assessed the damage.
We get asked about this a lot.
The simple answer is yes, pretty much all genuine Panama hats can be rolled, with the exception of some of the more course Cuenca waeves (see our blog about the differences between Cuenca and Monitcristi Panama hats for more info).
The tricky bit (and the big caveat to the simple answer) is really the expectations that the owner of the hat has. Even with a high end Monticristi, once a hat has been rolled it cannot be expected to return exactly to it's original shape without being steamed and carefully re-shaped. Instead, one must expect a hat that is rolled to develop character. In our eyes the imperfections that result from a hat being rolled are all evidence of a life well lived - each crease and wave the memory of some far flung adventure.
The legend we get asked about the most, is whether you can really pass a very high quality Panama hat through a ring or to carry water. We're yet to see any evidence of this (possibly because we don't know anyone who wants to subject their hat to such abuse!). If you have a video (or want to fund the research!) please get in touch!