Also known as the Colonial, Optimo or Natural; our Folder shape evokes memories of great British explorers and leaders throughout history. It is a style driven by practicality, yet beautiful in its simplicity.
Designed to roll, it is our most popular shape for regular travelers. The strong central fold allows the hat to be easily rolled up for travel. In this high grade (with a minimum of 18 straw fibres per inch) this hat is a top quality Panama.
The intricate herringbone weave used in this model has to be seen to be appreciated - each one is truly a work of art. If you stop to consider that each weave in the plait that makes up this fine hat has been individually handwoven you'll appreciate what a special piece this is.
Brim: This medium width brim (at about 7-8cm) gives great protection for your eyes. It can be warn flipped up or down at the front.
Colour: The colour combination of natural straw with a traditional black band is a great choice for this classic shape of hat.
Weave: The Borges & Scott Monticristi range of Panamas use extremely fine fibres, painstakingly woven into a beautiful structure to ensure supreme lightness, softness and breathability. For more information on the various qualities of weave we offer, please click here: Panama Hat Weave Types