Pencer Shantung by Bailey
A shantung 'straw' hat is made from high performance paper rolled into a fine yarn and then woven, a process perfected by the Japanese in 610 a.D. This lighter yet very strong material offered a perfect panama alternative and was dubbed the "Shantung Panama."Our finely woven Shantungs are glazed with our proprietary LiteStraw® finish to provide a supple feel, water repellency and enhanced shape retention. This hand pinched crown fedora is unglazed and comes with a Japanese grograin band. Made in the U.S.A. with globally sourced components.