The summer sun is too strong for suntan lotion alone, so a hat is a sensibly stylish requirement. A Panama is made of natural, lightweight and highly ventilated palm woven in Ecuador. Worn with a white, cream or ivory cotton, Fresco or linen suit, it makes the ideal warm weather and holiday outfit for a gentleman of style. Here I am celebrating my daughter's recent wedding on a warm English summer's day.
Here I show two reasonably priced Panama hats which are made from Ecuadorian palm finished and trimmed in England.
|Marks & Spencer Panama, Private White VC Eco-cotton DB suit, Edward Green suede derbies, Penelope Cream tie|
The top hat is from Marks & Spencer £49.50 and is comfortable and well-fitting. The lower one is a well-made Panama which folds for holiday packing and is from Tom, Dick and Harry £49.00. Both are durable, lightweight and stylish. Wear them with a suit (as I do above) or blazer, with jeans, chinos or shorts and t-shirt.
Eco DB suit: Private White VC
Knitted merino tie: Penelope Cream
Cardiff Sueded derbies: Edward Green
[All the above made in the UK]
Shirt: Hawkins & Shepherd
Sunglasses: RayBan from David Clulow
I received no compensation for this post. With thanks to both M&S and Tom, Dick and Harry who provided hats at my request for review. All views are my own.