Dobbs cuenca panama hat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281104253444

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”.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-5/8″
Ribbon Width: 1″

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1950s Adam Pana-Brisa

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.
Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
 
 
   
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Levine Panama

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.

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