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April 25, 2006

Ecuador hats, actually

It turns out that Panama hats are traditionally made in Ecuador. In slower moving days they were stored in Panama before before being shipped elsewhere. Hence the confusion. Now FemaleFirst reports Panama hats are making a comeback. It remains to be seen if the fad catches on outside Germany.

Al Capone wore one. So did Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway. We are talking about the Panama hat, which is traditionally made in Ecuador. The elegant headwear woven from palm fibres, considered a status symbol for men for decades, is now making a slow comeback.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 25, 2006 08:37 AM

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