A Shantung 'straw' hat is made from high performance paper rolled into a fine yarn and then woven, a process perfected by the Japanese in 610 A.D. This lighter yet very strong "Washi" paper offered a perfect panama alternative and was dubbed the "Shantung Panama."Our finely woven Shantungs are glazed with our proprietary LiteStraw® finish to provide a supple feel, water repellency and enhanced shape retention. The Hanson is a classic ultra flattering shape that is available with a seasonal array of band colors. Made in the USA with Globally Sourced Materials.
- Shape: Fedora
- Collection: Est. 1922
- Fabric: Shantung Litestraw®, Straw
- Brim: 2 1/2" Snap
- Crown: Center Dent