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A hat much like the avenue itself; sophisticated and resilient. It sports a moderate 2 1/8” brim with an overwelt.
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Whether GA or VIP, the Biarritz is guaranteed to warrant attention through both crowds. The 2 ½” brim makes it versatile enough to wear in any situation and the 3 ¾” C-crown makes it wearable for most face shapes and body types. Made of cool and comfortable brisa straw.
Composition: seven/eight Brisa straw
Handwoven in Equador, known for airiness and breathability
Day to day care: Spot clean with spilled water
For any further cleaning: Professional cleaning only
Each and every Montecristi is unique. Each one of these styles of Montecristis is available in three different qualities or grades. Every Montecristi is shipped with a certificate of authenticity.
Throughout the world, straw-producing plants grow in great profusion; their fibers are lightweight and light in color and therefore ideally suited for reflecting sunlight and keeping the wearer protected during intense sun exposure.
The weaving of the straw hat has been practiced and perfected for over
400 years in the villages surrounding Montecristi, Ecuador.
Yet today, there is a real danger that this artform will cease to exist.
Long the subject of myth and legend, these incredibly beautiful yet entirely practical hats have graced more heads of state and celebrities than any other type of straw hat. From harvesting the raw plants (paja toquilla) to shaping the finished product, the supremely dedicated master weavers (tejedores) employ the most exacting and laborious hand processes to weave the perfect blend of nature and art in a glorious marriage which results in hats of transcendent quality.
Delicate strands of straw are used to obtain a superior tight weave that produces the finest straw hat. Depending on the quality of the weave a Montecristi Panama hat can take several months to weave. The result is a hat with a soft texture, translucent appearance and an elegant natural color. When one feels a Montecristi, its texture is so fine and supple, one cannot help but be astonished that they are woven by hand.
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