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Authentic Aficionado

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Authentic Aficionado is a safari-style fedora with a reinforced hand-blocked teardrop crown that features a wide fixed brim, padded twill sweatband, and a rustic braided rope hatband. The brim is fixed down in the front and back while containing a wire to hold its shape. This item is a genuine Panama Hat handwoven in Ecuador.

Material: 100% Toquilla Straw
Brim: 3" fixed
Crown: 4 1/4" teardrop
Hatband: 5/8" braided rope
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 48 reviews
      Richard Klontz
      Perfect Hat for golf

      This is a very comfortable and well-made hat. The brim size is just perfect to protect my face from the sun but still allows me to comfortably play golf wearing it

      William Ritthaler
      Love my new hat!

      Fit and finish are perfect!

      Elliot Fixler
      Aficionado hat

      Received my new hat within a few days of my order. Quick delivery, neatly packed and beautiful as advertised. My new go to hat. Thank you Ultrafino.

      James Gregory
      My best hat ever

      I have several Panama! Live in AZ several skin cancers! This is the best shade $$ can buy!

      Ronnie Boyce

      Authentic Aficionado

      Steven Neal
      Quality and style

      For every hat that I’ve purchased from Ultrafino, has always been a very classy accessory to my wardrobe. They are clearly quality hat’s, and I have always been pleased with their products.