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Three Common Straw Hats

  • Update:25-02-2017
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    Straw hat generally refers to the use of plants, grass, […]

    Straw hat generally refers to the use of plants, grass, wheat straw, bamboo or brown rope and other objects woven hat, hat wider. Can be used to cover the rain, shade and rest when the clothes will be placed in the hat to prevent dust. It was designed to protect the head against heatstroke but today it is often used in fashion and as a decorative element of a uniform. A straw hat is a brimmed hat that is made of straws or reeds.

    There are three common types of straw hat: Panama hat, conical Asian hat and boater hat or sometimes also known as the basher, skimmer, cady, Katie or sennit hat.

    Compare to the other type of straw tops, the Panama hat is considered to be the prince of straw hats and worn by other great names such as Napolean III and Edward VII. conical Asian hat t is originated from South East Asia and the headgear is shaped like a con and it is kept on the head by a cloth chin strap. It is mainly used as a protection from the sun and the rain. Sometimes the wearer dips the hat into the water and wears it again as an impromptu evaporative cooling device. The third hat is mainly made of sennit straw and has a stiff brim usually with a ribbon around the crown which symbolizes the organization. The boater top is fairly formal hat and can be seen often with a blazer, smart lounge suit or with a black tie. Today, this type of headgear has become part of the school uniforms in many boys school especially in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    If you enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, fishing or even golfing, you should consider getting a Straw Hat today.