Is that one of you next to the phone a "Tucker" model? I love that hat and that is the one I am gunning for.
panamahatsdirect.com is a fantastic company to do business with. My summer hat of choice is a Cuenca Havana from them. I plan to purchase a couple more panamas come spring. My Fall hat that is currently in the cross hairs is an Akubra Campdraft. I plan to pull the trigger on this little beauty very soonFor Summer, you can't beat a good Panama hat. For a good deal on the real thing, check out www.panamahatsdirect.com. I have both Cuenca and high-grade hats from them.
Still looking for a felt hat like the main character wore in the series "Foyle's War" to give me some variety from my older black Stetson.
...from the supplier that provided all the hats for PUBLIC ENEMIES. It's based on the Dillinger hat...
I have completely bastardized this rule, I really have. My initial idea was Spring forward and Fall back to be my hat transition cues. 15 September in Florida is still quite summer like and it really doesn't get Fall-like until about November anyway. Then I figured out that on rainy days, panamas are probably a poor choice as they don't do well with getting wet. So it kinda all hashed out as Spring forward means wear panamas or other straw hats, when there is a very real threat of rain either wear the panama and constantly carry an umbrella or wear the more all weather capable wool felt fedora. So yeah the official close of straw hat season is when the clocks get set back for the fall. But I will occassionally wear wool felt hats in really crappy weather in the summer. Generally though, sheer temperature dictates the use of Panamas until official fall in November.Anybody observe the 15th of September as Felt Hat Day?
I'm going to have to change my avatar back....