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Our premium straw stiffening solution is specifically designed for organic fibers and helps to retain your Panama hat's shape. Simply spray areas of the product you desire to be stiffened and allow to dry.
HOW TO USE
1. Clean the hat: Assure that the hat is clean by brushing off and cleaning existing dirt or dust on the hat. Use wipes or a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains. It is recommended to put on gloves before the next step.
2. Apply the spray: Clear the nozzle by doing a test spray away from the hat. Holding the bottle upright, evenly spray from 6" to 8" away, the outer surface of the area that requires stiffening. Do not oversaturate. Let hat dry for one hour. Keep hat in desired shape. You may form the shape to your liking.
3. Dry before wearing: Allow the hat to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing. Apply a second coating for more stiffness.
Determining your hat size is quick and easy. All you need is some sort of tape measure or string that can be measured.
Place the tape around your head right above your ear. It should across your mid-forehead, 1/8" above your ear, completely circling your head, and taut.
Then use the chart below to find your 'Label' size. If you are in between sizes choose the next largest size.
Use this chart to determine your Hat Size. We use the fitted row for our products.
|Fitted||6 5/8||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/8||7 1/4||7 3/8||7 1/2||7 5/8||7 3/4||7 7/8||8|
|20 7/8||21 1/4||21 5/8||22||22 3/8||22 3/4||23 1/8||23 1/2||23 7/8||24 1/4||24 5/8||25|
The Panama hat is a finely woven hat made out of toquilla palms on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The finer the weave, the finer the hat. A hat that is considered to be of 'Ultrafino' grade contains at least 600 weaves per square inch and takes about 6 months to make. When the company was started in 2003 the first hat ever sold was an Ultrafino grade Panama Hat. The name Ultrafino had a certain feeling of excitement, uniqueness, and quality. We wanted all of our products to radiate the same feeling of owning an Ultrafino grade hat. And so began Ultrafino Panama Hats.
Ultrafino means ultra-fine in Spanish and it has become the raw definition of the company. Everything we do is aligned to the name. We strive to provide ultra-fine customer service while providing ultra-fine quality hats.
Our brimmed hats are shipped in a specialty shipping box designed to protect the crown and brim during transit. Note, we do not recommend this box for long term storage, rather consider purchasing our hatbox for proper storage.
We offer complimentary standard shipping for U.S. orders over $150
30-day return and exchange policy (learn more)
Items on sale do not qualify for free exchanges. Items must be unworn with tags attached to qualify for returns.
We guarantee your hat will arrive correctly otherwise we will replace it.
If you are unsure of your size even after measuring, we recommend you purchase our hat size reducer.
I bought a premium straw hat from a company that is known for making high quality, outdoor canvas hats and while I love the style of the hat, the brim is extremely floppy. I searched the internet and I found this product and I treated my hat, both sides of the brim and it is now stiff enough to keep from dipping on the sides and it makes the hat look much better than it did when I purchased it. This is the only product I will buy for stiffening my straw hats now.
This straw hat stiffener works exactly as advertised. I sprayed it on my Panama hat and it stiffened just as it should for me to shape. Great product!
Got a new Panama hat but it was just too soft. This straw hat stiffener was made to order. Just a little spritz and voila. It was perfect. Great accessory.
Ordered this product to help me revive an older Stetson straw hat. Worked as expected and now I will be once again wearing this ol' hat another season. Thanks so much!
Great product. Saved my crushed Panama. Great service, too.
The hat stiffener more than did the job. The brim now sits the way it is supposed to be. Don't sleep on this product. I'm glad I came upon it. I can't wait for someone to ask how to get their hat like mine.