Care of your panama hat Folding instructions Panama hats
Handle by the brim to ensure that Only our folder style (with a ridge Panama hats have been hand
the front of the crown is not crushed on the crown) and crochet weave woven for centuries by the master A selection of Lock & Co.
or broken. panama hats are designed to be craftsmen of Ecuador. The hats panamas:-
folded. were exported to neighbouring
Clean off dust and dirt using steam
Panama and took their name from
from a kettle and a ‘Folder’
First turn the
hat brush*. Panamas are hand woven from
toquilla palm ﬁbre. The quality of
Remove marks using a soft nail
the hat is determined by the skill
brush with a little soapy water.
of the weaver. The ﬁner the weave,
Dry immediately with a clean the lighter and more supple the hat. ‘Savannah’
Softly fold your
absorbent cloth or sponge.
hat along the The weavers of Montecristi
Avoid wearing in the rain. crease are renowned for producing the
highest quality panamas known as
Maintain the size
‘superﬁne’. Each hat is endorsed
of your hat by
with a Montecristi stamp and
inserting a hat ‘Wide Brim’
signature of authentication.
jack* inside and
adjust to a snug ﬁt. As a landscape painter, Sir Winston
Roll your hat up
Churchill adopted a cool wide
Store in a hat box*
brimmed panama whilst painting
to keep clean
outdoors. The explorer, Ernest
Shackleton, wore his Lock folding ‘Classic’
shape. Put it in the
panama on his voyage south to
Lock & Co.
On arrival at your destination
always unfold your hat