Quality of Panama Hats
The quality of the Panama hats is measured in degrees.
The “degree” of a Panama hat is a measure of the quality of the fabric of straw with which it is packaged.
The degree measures the amount of straw threads in a square inch of fabric, a greater amount of wire is coupled to a better quality.
Panama Hatters offers you a wide choice of degrees for each model of the Panama hat:
- For packaged in Cuenca hats are available the following degrees:
Standard: 70-120 dots per inch (width weft) & Up 12 AA-170 dots per inch
- For packaged in Montecristi hats are available the following degrees:
Standard | 170-220 – Up | 220-350 – 350-600 Superfino – Batteries | 600/800 Dots per Inch