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Authentic Classic

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Authentic Classic is a classic fedora with a reinforced hand-blocked center dent crown that features a medium snap brim in the back, a simple black grosgrain hatband, and a smooth twill sweatband. The brim is reinforced to hold its shape. This item is a genuine Panama Hat handwoven in Ecuador.

Material: 100% Toquilla Straw
Brim: 3 inches
Crown: 4 1/8" center dent
Hatband: 1 1/2" 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.

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 95 reviews
    Duane CURTIS
    My new go to hat

    The hat arrived in a decent time frame and in perfect condition. The brim is a little larger than I expected but after trying it out it really suits me well. The quality is good and this hat is now my go to summer hat that pairs well with all my summer suits.

    Pete Caruso
    High Maintenance Hat

    My Authentic Classic Panama hat arrived looking great as expected. I am currently on a 3 week trip through Italy and have found the hat to not be particularly cool and to require more maintenance than expected. The sweatband is easily overwhelmed in the Italian heat and humidity resulting in stains on the straw. And today the hatband fell off because the adhesive was not up to the task. I have had several compliments on the hat and I like the looks. But when I return to the U.S. I will need to order a hat cleaning kit and to reglue the hat band. If you wear this hat in ideal weather conditions it might work for you. But if you want a great-looking, troublefree Panama that requires little attention look elsewhere.

    Truly a classic!

    This is a great hat! Exactly what I have been looking for! Looks great on me! Great for the summer! Hot!

    charles Durso

    Excellent construction and great customer service

    Leon Maynard
    Great hat and service

    Truly an authentic Panama. Fits great. Looks even better.

    Charles Toney
    Another winner!

    Some time ago, I ordered a brown felt hat for winter. With summer approaching, I wanted a hat that would look nice and be comfortable in Texas heat. I ordered the Authentic Classic and it arrived in no time. My high school was having an alumni weekend, I added the hat to the outfit I picked out for a dinner I planned on attending. The hat fit perfectly and with it, I managed to win a best-dressed male award. Sure, the sport jacket and slacks looked nice but the hat was the finishing touch- like icing on a cake.