Navigation Links
Panama hat making a slow comeback

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.

Custom-woven Panama hats are in worldwide demand and numerous German milliners are in the business of refining ones imported from Ecuador.

"These days when people want to treat themselves to something special, they buy a Panama hat," says Andreas Voigtlaender with satisfaction. He is the chairman of the society of German speciality hat shops (GDH) and runs a hat shop himself in Wiesbaden, central Germany.

The headwear, which is also popular as an elegant sun protection, has now found its way into famous boutiques along the Berlin Kudamm and the K? in Dusseldorf, the main retail and shopping centres in the cities.

"The Panama hat will never be a mass product like it was in the 1920s and thereafter. But you can definitely say it is experiencing a comeback," said Voigtlaender.

One man who is pleased to hear about this positive trend is Kurt Dorfzaun, a Bavarian whose company in Ecuador has been preparing these hats for decades. "Golfers especially have learned to appreciate our products," said Dorfzaun from his company in the Andes.

"We have been working with the Dorfzaun family for decades," said Klaus Rock, sales manager of the company Mayser in the Bavarian town of Lindenburg. Seamstresses in the Mayser factories give the final touch to some 10,000 prefabricated Panama hats per year.

The name Panama hat comes from the times when the headgear was stored in the central American country of the same name prior to being shipped all over the world.

The hats can be wide, skinny, slack or firm. The hat ribbon can be classic in black material or casual from leather. Women's hats are often decorated with a hand-made flowe r. The palette of colours is huge, ranging from light and beige hues through to green and bright red.

Men prefer the classic Panama hat and the prices range from 50 to 1,000 euros.

"It is all a question of quality. The finer the fibres, the more expensive the hat," explains Katt Schweizter-Nacken of the federal hat-makers guild. The customers are usually men aged over 30 but the clientele could change with the hat already being worn as part of the "gangsta-look" adopted by artists such as reggae musician Daddy Yankee.

--DPA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Unknown disease leaves 6 dead in Panama
2. Mystery illness takes 18 lives in Panama
3. Panama announces Reform of Health System
4. Decision making made easier
5. Decision making made easier
6. Shared decision making in health care not beneficial to patient
7. Expert panel confident of making AIIMS fully autonomous
8. Mittal tightens grip on steel making giant, to be its chief
9. Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making
10. Thalidomide may stage a comeback
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, ... Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in ... the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a ... an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate ... assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: