Genuine Panama Straw

    Belfry Italia, Handmade for Belfry & More

    Elevate your look with the class of Panama straw, where each piece is sure to embody sophistication and style. Perfect as a staple for any occasion you might partake in during the bright and warm months of spring and summer, each hat is crafted with precision and honed with tradition. Explore our exquisite selection today!

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    Handcrafted Tradition, Classic Sophistication and Style & Function

    What makes Genuine Panama hats so special?

    Meticulously handwoven by master craftsmen who have honed their skills over generations in Ecuadorian families, each Panama straw hat is a handcrafted masterpiece.

    It all begins with the delicate fibers from toquilla palm fronds that are skillfully interlaced, forming intricate weaves that gracefully spiral from a central knot, giving rise to the initial blank canvas. It is these straw forms that are then expertly blocked by our esteemed partners in the United States, Italy, and beyond where meticulous details are added, resulting in hats that exude both classic elegance and unique charm.

    However, it's not just about looking good, but also feeling good while you wear it! Most of our Panama straws come with a very flat weave of the straw material, giving you ample coverage from the sun as a seasonal bonus, and with their light weight, it's easy to stay cool while looking your best.

    If you're curious and wanting to be a part of the tradition of these finely handmade hats, we offer our try-and-guarantee policy, wherein if somehow you're not happy with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund or exchange, and we offer free shipping on orders over $95*, so you can try our products without any worry or risk!

    Elevate your summer style with these exceptional accessories that effortlessly complement any ensemble.

    *Excludes International & Oversized/Bulk Shipment.

    Shop: Men's Belfry Italia | Women's Belfry Italia | Handmade for Belfry

    About Panama Straw

    Handwoven in Ecuador out of fibers made from the leaves of the toquilla palm and made popular during the construction of the Panama Canal, Panama straws are a summer staple for us here. You can always tell when you're holding a legitimate Panama straw hat if it has that center starting knot (like as seen in our Belfry Ladd, pictured above), as well as a brand somewhere along the straw body--ours are usually spied inside the crown! This material is very light on the head so it is very comfortable to wear for long stretches of time, and with a delicately intricate weave, can give a fair bit of sun protection making it a wonderful option all summer long.