Cultural Icons and their Panama Hats

October 15, 2015

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!

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