Panama hats have been around since the 16th century, when Incas used fibers from the toquilla plant to produce hats. It wasn't until workers wore these during the construction of the Panama Canal that they became known as Panama hats. During the Spanish American War, the U.S. government ordered a supply of more than 50,000 Panama hats to protect the troops from the Caribbean sun.
In America, the Panama hat received a big boost in popularity after President Theodore Roosevelt was photographed wearing one during the construction of the Panama Canal. Since 1901, Panama hats have often featured a signature black band originally meant to commemorate the death of Queen Victoria. In 1985, the Panama hat was named one of the "100 best designs ever" by the Conran Foundation.
At Greatlookz.com, we offer a wide selection of Panama hats and fine straw hats.
Nothing shows off your personality like a bright, bold hat. Our deluxe brim straw Panama hat is nothing if not bold. You'll be a vision of style in this stunning straw hat with a nine-inch brim. This hat comes in a variety of colors, including black, camel, white, and this season's hottest color, dark brown.
In addition to our flashy collection of Panama hats, we also have plenty of straw hats for those who want a more subtle look. These hats are great for everyday wear and sun protection; we also offer straw hats with charming floral accents, for a more feminine look. Check out all our hats online, or call us today at 1-877-755-4920 to place your order today.