I really love the classic black hatband on a Panama, but for this summer I was looking for a change. Blue is a staple in my summer wardrobe and as good as the black looks I can't wait to switch out the black on my Riverboat with this. This may sound a little corny, but I have a pair of summer shoes that are a dead on match for this color. I have my eye on a red one too..
Ultrafino, a true milliner, makes and sells hats of every kind, with very nice show rooms. They were friendly and helpful. The warehouse also serves as a regional supplier. Coming to get straw next.
Thanks, Ultrafino! Fred Zoeller