“by Ellen Christine”
“by Ellen Christine”
Regardless of the nearly 4,000 BC years of ancient cultural diffusion existence in the art of weaving a Montecristi Hat, the style of a hat also has its own legacy. DERBY BOWLER Developed in England during the 19th Century, this “chapeau melon” style quickly replaced the top hat as the go to topper for Everyman. While the bankers, financial wizards, doctors, lawyers and professionals sported their top hats and frock coats as a uniform, through the Edwardian era, the rest of the world took up the Bowler shape as a proper solution to their more relaxed wardrobe. Charlie Chaplin gave it his stamp for the Little Tramp’s iconic ensemble, and thus carried it into the 20th Century. Done in a lightweight Toquilla Straw, our Montecristi Hat Bowler , for men and women, adds a touch of panache while protecting your pate from the heat of the sun.
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“Unforgotten Mysticism of the coasts of Ecuador, a living treasure, is the art of Montecristi Toquilla Straw Weaving. We hear of an ideal weather for natural resources, and fields that can only survive its uniqueness subject to the precise temperature. This place which location constantly fascinates those who understand the value of it, and the many rewards that comes with it, offers the world a new fresh version of perfection. In Montecristi, coast of Ecuador, live the great master weavers whose hats so elegantly and fine weaved amazed the world and soon started to notice its uniqueness. This very humble work, and yet so rich in culture, history, fashion, knowledge, and wisdom has been creating social awareness which is generating growth opportunities to local artisans developing a quality of life. Here we stand today to give you a taste of its finest creation.
In France, December 2012, the art of Montecristi Toquilla Straw Weaving was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. Monticristi NYC® a trademark of Monticristi LLC, has become the brand that represents the finest Toquilla Straw Hats found in the market. Monticristi NYC®, a New York City based brand, is a fair representation of excellence, history, art, craftsmanship, class, and luxury.” Furthermore, Monticristi NYC® is Certified by the Mayor of Montecristi Ecuador, and the Director of Tourism from Montecristi Ecuador since March 2012, as the finest Montecristi Toquilla straw hats.
From the center of the Earth to the most fashionable cities, carrying out its essence and the details which not many hands can fashion, but many perfectionists can admire and to whose history understanding plays a major role and can embrace the beauty of its magnificence, we bring an admirable and truly “Genuine Masterpiece”. Monticristi NYC® will be constantly endeavoring on the name of luxury, fashion, class, art, history, culture, craftsmanship. We will continue communicating the reveries of the Artisans to the world. Monticristi NYC® is very proud to represent the Finest Toquilla Straw Hats in the industry.
All our hats reach the exclusive, distinctive, and inimitable characteristics that are needed to be the finest Montecristi straw hats. All our hats are handwoven in Montecristi Ecuador and made in United States by different exclusive designers. Moreover, we count with the finest team of artisan exclusively from Montecristi who are committed to prevail its prestigious heritage.
Monticristi NYC® has awaken the Millenary concept of Montecristi Toquilla straw grading system (THREAD COUNTS). This grading system allow us to measure the finesse of the hat; the same system which has been used since the very beginning of its legacy in Montecristi Ecuador. E_Class, S_Class, F_Class, B_Class, L_Class, C_Class, and Cr_Class are the short names for Extra Fino, Super Fino, Fino, Brisa, Llano, Cruzado, and Crochet correspondingly. Monticristi NYC® has fashioned and officially incorporated the C_Class to the Montecristi toquilla straw grading system for the first time in history. These are the classes of finesse of the weave threads which are based on the count from 12 to over 50 thread counts per 1 inch, or 3136 thread counts per square inch.
“Art and Lifestyle”