How Panamas Are Made

Our panama hat supplier sent us a series of photographs that document the making of the Panama Hat.  The finest hats come from Ecuador where the climate makes it ideal for growing the toquilla straw used in making the hats.  Ecuador is also home to the world’s finest hat weavers.

 

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The fiber is split into narrow strands from the stem.panamahat1

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The straw is dried and then bleached, if necessary.             

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The straw is woven and blocked into shape.panamahat4

 

 

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Featherweight Panamas

Panama Fedoras

Introducing the Jacaru

David Morgan is pleased to announce Jacaru to its line of high quality merchandise. Established in 1969,  the Jacaru brand reflects the spirit that is Australia. From humble beginnings Jacaru has established itself as one of Australia’s finest accessories brands. They’re built for the rugged Australian environment. 

 

David Morgan carries three items from Jacaru.  All are made from kangaroo leather, making them light and durable.

Kangaroo Hat

This traditional Australian leather bush hat is made from kangaroo leather, creating a light but durable hat. The crown is crushable. 3 strand hand plaited leather hat band.

Kangaroo Leather Travel Bag

Soft and durable, this kangaroo leather travel bag is large enough for your travel essentials but small enough to stash in an overhead bin or at your feet in the car. 13”W x 14 -1/2”H x 3-1/2”D.  Zippered top.Driver's Cap

This classic driver’s cap is made from durable kangaroo leather. The soft and supple leather ensures a comfortable fit. Cotton lined, with cotton sweatband.

 

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Jacaru

Akubra Hats

Kangaroo Leather Driving Gloves