The Panama Hat
Despite its confusing name, this famous style icon has its origins in Ecuador. The breathable weave blocks the sun but allows for air movement, making the hat an ideal tropical companion. For years, Panama hats have been worn by trendsetters worldwide such as notable world leaders Winston Churchill and Nikita Khrushchev, European royalty and international celebrities. Panama hats are as much a legend as the extraordinary men and women who have donned them to make them popular.