Paradoxically, despite its name, THE AUTHENTIC BUT NOT COME FROM THE PANAMA ECUADOR, the village of Pile in the Manabi province led to the creations that have become a boom in manufacturing of fashion in the world.
There are different versions regarding the term “Panama Hat”, one of the most widespread is that were imported into that country for use by workers involved in building the Panama Canal to guard against dehydration by high heat .
The photo of President Roosevelt in one of his visits to work wearing this hat Canal turned the world, baptizing in the name of the country for posterity.
Over a / a have thought you were kidding when you purchased a genuine hat of these, and seen in the product label consisted Ecuador as their country of origin.
Even Napoleon used it, although I could not find a picture of him is confirmed that the head of this French ruler. And Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Britain, who was all too addicted to hats, also wore several times a straw hat scarf.
It also led him on occasion NIKITA KRUSTCHEV and even the Pope Benedict XVI in his habit of putting something typical of the countries you visit. AND HOW NOT! … SEAN CONNERY, among many others …
At present most of these hats are produced in the city of Montecristi and Cuenca, Ecuador. The good quality have a tighter tissue and finely woven hats can be sold at very high prices.
FASHION RUNWAY and as an example of the incorporation of the hat to the fashion runways of S-XXI, here are a sample collection UNGARO Emmanuelle 2009 and 2011 Ralph Laurent.