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Caribbean Optimo

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An original Optimo "roll-up" Panama hat. Made for travel. Woven in Ecuador from 100% Toquilla straw "Paja Toquilla." This genuine Panama hat includes a black grosgrain hat band and a sweatband that comfortably floats on your head. Perfect for your trips to the beach, when you golf or to protect you from the sun.

Material: 100% Toquilla Straw
Brim: 2 3/4"
Crown: 4 1/4" optimo
Hatband: 1" grosgrain
Climate: Sun

Handwoven in Ecuador. Hand-finished in the US. Measurements are approximate, this is a handwoven product and actual measurement may slightly vary.

Note: we do not recommend rolling up this hat for periods longer than a few hours or rolling it up often as it can begin to lose its shape or crack over time.

If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next largest size. A looser fit is recommended as you can use hat size reducer tape to help nail the perfect fit.

Rituals have a purpose. To care for your Ultrafino hat, follow these simple step-by-step tips:

1. To maintain its shape, lift the hat using both the front and back brim with both hands. Do not take the hat from the dome.

2. Avoid hanging the hat always on the same side.

3. To remove dust, keep the straw elastic or remove small stains from the straw, apply PAUL LASHTON STRAW HAT CLEANING KIT on the affected area. Avoiding the engraved gold Ultrafino logo.

4. If the hat gets wet, dab it with a soft cloth and let it dry in a ventilated place away from direct light and heat, for better protection of your Panama hat add PAUL LASHTON STRAW HAT REPELLENT KIT.

5. If the hat is rollable, do not leave it folded for more than 48 hours. Keep the hat away from direct light, humidity, and heat.

6. If you need to re-shape or to preserve the shape of the Panama straw hat use PAUL LASHTON PREMIUM STRAW HAT STIFFENER KIT.

* Ultrafino does not assume responsibility for damage to the product resulting from alternative use or care that is not compliant with the instructions provided here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Frank Etier
Completes any ensemble!

In addition to being a conversation starter, my Carribean Optimo combines well with all my ensembles. Consequently, it has moved up in my hat rotation and is worn more frequently. In Texas Hill Country we still have several weeks of warm weather so Panama hats are still being worn. Ultrafino has hit a home run with this hat! It's comfortable with a flexible feel and like fine material, it has a "good hand.," yet there's no hint of losing it's shape. The white color blends easily with trousers and shirts and is a nice contrast to a navy blazer.
Peter Sellers wore a Carribean Optimo in the movie "Murder by Death" and I've wanted one ever since I saw that movie again a few weeks ago. Very pleased with this, my most recent purchase, from UF.
I have several Ultrafino hats and this is a handsome addition to my collection.

Gary Reed
Optimo Caribbean

A very nice hat, I am very pleased just have to beware of smudge’s

Ronald Styles
Caribbean Optimo

Within a year I've purchased three hats from Ultrafino. I am greatly satisfied and when it comes to hat wearing I am at the top 2nd to none.

Chris Tarquinio
Father’s Day Gift

After searching months for a great straw hat, I kept coming back to your website. I was not disappointed. The quality of the straw and workmanship is outstanding. A wonderful Father’s Day Gift! I’ll not hesitate to order another hat soon.

Steven Lere
Great Summer hat

Hat was better than expected. Light and tight weave. Size spot on. Very happy with our purchase.

Jaime Lindsey
He loves it!

This hat was a birthday gift for my husband. He loves it (and I do too)