Sunshine Genuine Panama

This optimo crown panama dates from the 1920s or 1930s. Fairly tight weave. Looks like it may have received the white treatment at some point.

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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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