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A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed hat made from the plaited leaves of the panama-hat palm (toquilla). Despite the name, genuine Panama hats are made in Ecuador, not Panama; their naming comes from the fact that they came to prominence during the construction of the Panama Canal. The Ecuadorian town of Cuenca is the main producer; however, the town of Montecristi has the reputation of producing the finest quality hats.--( [Image Credit:Newt at the Royal] Sombreros De Paja Toquilla

Newt at the Royal invites you to inspect our collection of Sombrero Montecristi and own a personal piece of fashion tradition that will never go out of style!
  • Hand woven of the finest toquilla straw.
  • Blocked by hand using wooden forms, steam and hand tools.
  • Grosgrain ribbon in elegant traditional black.
  • Sewn in reading.
  • Full leather sweat band.
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Newt at the Royal, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 2259 Kalākaua Avenue, Waikīkī, 1-800-630-HATS