Montecristi Panama Straw Hats,  Part II: A Very Incomplete Guide on How to Select Them and Where to Buy Them

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats, Part II: A Very Incomplete Guide on How to Select Them and Where to Buy Them

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So, I’ve piqued your interest, and you are thinking, “This Montecristi thing—how do I go about finding a good Panama Hat?” You want that film noir look with the classic fedora. Or maybe you are tired of your sunburned ears and neck and are remembering when golfers and boaters wore hats, not visors or caps. A Monte Carlo or a skimmer might be just the thing. Use your head the way it was intended. Look like a grown up. A…

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats,  Part I:  Fall in Love

Montecristi Panama Straw Hats, Part I: Fall in Love

I love summer. If you had been through several Canadian winters, you would love it as well. Love it so much you might start to think that global warming is not so bad after all. Each and every summer I’m like a kid left unsupervised with a jar of candies. In my case the candy jar is filled to the brim with the unrestricted access to credit cards. I am dedicating the contents of that candy jar this summer to…

Leon Drexler Handcrafted Fedoras

Leon Drexler Handcrafted Fedoras

If you’ve ever visited a department store, you know that the fedoras on hand these days are a far cry from the well made pieces your grandfather wore. Glued-on bands, limited style and color options, and worst of all, “trendy” patterned fabrics have led plenty of guys to think fedoras are nothing more than costume pieces. But not you. You love the way a fedora covers your head in effortless classiness. One man stands between you and the style apocalypse….