Monthly Archives - August 2014

The Panama Hat

A few weeks ago I heard something extraordinary. The Panama Hat (think Sean Connery for Louis Vuitton) is not from Panama at all. In fact it’s from Ecuador – Ecuadorian laborers building the Panama Canal wore them and voilà, the misattributed and now iconic “Panama” hat was born. To learn more (and because I’ve recently become somewhat of ahat aficionado) I sat down with Emilio Gomez, Pablo Vinueza and Jose Molina who together founded Monticristi.

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