I wear mine in the summer, at the races especially Goodwood, and when doing the usual events of horse shows and stately home visits. I wear mine even in spring. My head goes lobster red even with scalp spf lotion due to a lack of coverage.Panama hats is such a fascinating subject. But where and when do most people actually wear their hats?
It's a real investment obtaining a good quality one and obviously one would not want it collecting dust c/w the occasional spray or mist stream to keep it subtle; so when and where do you wear it AND what reactions do you get when you wear it?
The Hat Shop in York sells Failsworth.I have looked at Hicks and Brown, they appear to do one style and I personally would need to change the current headband to a single block colour. Failsworth only sell to the trade and I am finding their Panamas difficult to locate. At the moment the Borges and Scott seems to be a front runner of the "budget type panamas for me.
The B&S Fedora has a classic shape that suits the majority of head sizes and face shapes. It has timeless lines and is a firm favourite of Panama wearers theborgesandscott.com