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jlee562
03-12-2013, 12:41 AM
Hey all, been a while. Figured I'd drop in to share my new purchase with you. I just picked this up off of eBay from Panama Bob (seller ID: panamahatsecuador, website: panamas.biz). He's offering them $39 BIN price. It's a brisa weave, grade 2/4, finished in Ecuador. So obviously it's not the nicest Panama you'll ever buy. It comes with a cloth sweatband, and one sided ribbon. But the crown is fairly full, the brim is nice and wide, it's a nice shade of brown, and is every bit lightweight and breathable as you expect a good Panama to be.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154325_zps454acc51.jpg
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154138_zps36e59c78.jpg

More pics:
Rear quarter profile: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154234_zps81074990.jpg
Interior w/ cloth sweat: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154357_zpsac8577c5.jpg
Close up interior showing weave: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154414_zps1bd34bf8.jpg
Ribbon Detail: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154435_zpsb3dabcbb.jpg
Top crease detail: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/jlee562x/IMG_20130311_154457_zpsc56da2ca.jpg

Can't go wrong for the price!

HENRY JONES JR.
03-12-2013, 01:11 AM
Cool! A panama INDY hat! It looks even more Indy being it's brown. Nice Find!

Tenured Professor
03-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Yeah, not too bad at all for the price:) Thanks for posting, jlee! My Peter's Bros. Indy straw will always be my go to summer hat, but I think I might just snag one of those.;)

jlee562
03-12-2013, 07:00 PM
And oh, if you're wondering, the brim is 2 3/4", the crown comes to just about 4" in the center of the dip at the front, and about 4 1/2" at the highest point in the crease.

Indiana Bugs
03-17-2013, 11:48 PM
I bought a straw 'Indy' hat from Village Hat Shop a few years ago for about the same price. I think I wore it once. I've since been wearing my Fed III during the summers.

Oildale Jones
03-18-2013, 11:03 AM
My mother-in-law came over recently and had a decent-looking straw fedora from Panama Jack that she bought at CVS for $29. Unfortunately, they don't make this model in L/XL. :(

http://www.panamajack.com/detail.aspx?ID=881

I think I'll check out Panama Bob. Thanks, jlee.

Oildale Jones
03-18-2013, 10:40 PM
So I checked out the auctions, saw one in my size that was ending today, placed a max bid below the BIN price, and walked away...and a few hours later, I won. :D Thanks again, jlee!

Oildale Jones
03-24-2013, 09:51 PM
Here's mine. Bad indoor photos.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v381/Max_Deployment/Indy/photo-2_zpsdab5a6ae.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v381/Max_Deployment/Indy/photo-1-1_zpsa000b2bb.jpg

I'll probably throw a better ribbon on it, just for the practice.

And here's the aforementioned Panama Jack Safari.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v381/Max_Deployment/Indy/792409_10151211898237820_1791965669_o_zps9b2a1174. jpg

Oildale Jones
04-04-2013, 05:27 AM
Well, I just lost mine to my dad. :) Now I'm on the hunt for another one.

Oildale Jones
04-05-2013, 06:00 PM
...aaaand, I just bought another one directly. Excellent service.