Exciting time here at Petershams, we have had a vintage straw capeline drop. Bao, buntal, parasisal and more...have a gander!
A nice chunky straw that is surprisingly lightweight, it's natural texture is a bit more refined than one would expect from your typical chunky straws! Often described as 'crispy', it blocks up beautifully and is quite easy to use.
One of the most adored straws on the block, true Ecuador panamas are handmade, often taking days to complete by skilled craftsmen and women. The native 'toquilla' straw is super smooth to the touch, and it's ability to be crushed and pop back to shape makes it a superb candidate for summer hats. We wouldn't try crushing these beauties though - they are far too gorgeous for that!
Jute & Seagrass:
Jute and seagrass have long been hat making materials. They take to being stiffened really well and this roulette curve pattern would look great blocked into a structured boater or button.
Super fine sisal is not very easy to come by anymore in this 1x1 weave, and this version is extra cool being hand-dyed in pastel rainbow tones.
The Worlds Most Amazing Capeline:
It really is. Big, bold, zig-zagged patterned. Made up of the most delicious lightweight buntal-like straw, it feels like a million bucks on your head. Trust me, I kept one for myself and made the summer hat of my dreams!
For all your summer straw inspiration you can see our entire range of hat bodies here