ama hat was made by Dobbs. It is a cuenca brisa with a sewn underwelt brim edge. It has a green grosgrain ribbon with a fancy two tone checkerboard pattern in the weave. There is a cloth sweatband inside, which gives the hat some “give”.
This vintage panama hat was made in the 1950s by the Adam hat company. It is a cuenca weave and is marked “Pana-Brisa”. It has a perforated leather sweatband, which has dried somewhat, but nothing too bad. It is “Royal Quality”. There is a thin black ribbon with an Open Road / Stratoliner style bow. The crown has a blocked in teardrop crease.
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
I have much worse luck buying vintage panamas than I do vintage felt. Felt holds up better. I frequently get lied to about condition when it comes to older panama hats. Excellent condition says the ad, then it shows up cracked and torn. I can’t wear it, and I can’t resell it for anywhere near as much in that kind of condition. *Sigh*
This one was originally sold by St. Louis, MO by the Levine Hat shop.