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This months Featured Testimonial
Vince Corvelli - Master Hatter
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Vince Corvelli has 60 Years experience of Blocking hats.
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Mack Faircloth is a musician (guitar player, singer) born in Macron, Georgia. Currently living in Apalachicola, Florida and Juliette, Georgia, he builds a few custom electric guitars, maintains a collection and buys and sells guitars of interest to him.
I received the hat yesterday. It is just as I hoped it would be, thank you so much. I've already given your name and website address to someone who is interested in a hat, thanks again, Mark Faircloth, Apalachicola, Florida.
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I'm enjoying the hat. My next purchase will be the preminum (special Reserve) model. I am a photographer and I am using the hat as a prop for an Italian Model I
am photographing on Friday.
I will send you a picture.
Thank you for the great hat. I will be ordering again soon. Best of Luck
Special thanks to Steve your photographic crew, And your models!
Cleveland South Carolina
Rita's Happy Husband
Special Reserve 3.5 brim
Super Fino Havana
Standard Size Brim
Havana - 3.2" Brim
Los Cabos Baja Mexico
Super Fino Havana 64CM
Trilby 3.2 Brim
I was in St. Augustine, Fl. (the oldest city in the USA) over the weekend and they have a hat retailer there and I had the occasion to stop in and see what they had and their prices. They had a fair collection of Banamas but what was unusual was that they were of general sizes S, M, L, XL and etc. They weren't lined and they had a cloth head ban. The workmanship was good with the back weave and they were fino fino. Are you sitting down the hat he showed me was $500. I wouldn't have paid $500 for the hat. In my eyes it wasn't as nice as mine (as mentioned above).
There was a husband and wife that were really interested in one of the hats and they may have bought it after I left. I really wanted to tell the customer to check you out but that wouldn't be right for me to do that to the retailer.
I know I have a great hat and I can't wait until it cools off a little to wear it more often. I'll be heading to Boston, Ma. later this month and will be wearing it there.
In the meantime keep the good (should be Great) work up.
Thanks again for a great "cover"
San Antonio, Texas
Optimo Rollup 3.2" Brim
Los Altos, California
TestimonialThanks, as you can see from the picture taken last week in Vietnam the hat has travelled well and saved my head from the Asian sun, what would I have done without my hat.
David More, Scotland
Liz James Brown
Island of Maui
TestimonialI LOVE THIS HAT. As I told you, I must wear large brimmed hats because I have Lupus Erythematosis and have to be very cautious of my sun exposure.
I bought this hat for nice occasions, and you are correct, as expected, I recieve a lot of compliments. Maybe we will start a trend?
Thanx again for the excellent craftsmanship. It was worth the wait and every penny.
TestimonialDear Casey: Hat arrived today, perfectly shaped to my order and in perfect shape, delivery-wise. I am very very pleased. It is a birthday present to myself and tomorrow I fly to London to wear my fine hat down Bond Street.
Santa Fe Springs California
TestimonialI wanted to express my gratitude for sending me my hat which I ordered. Everything about the hat was to specifications and exceeded my expectations. The hat looks awesome and feels great. I love my hat and I'm so glad that I did order my hat from your company.
I will be ordering other hats in the future and I highly recommend this company to anyone who loves hats and is a bit weary about Internet orders. Everything was very legitimate and professional with my hat order.
Dot from Edinburg, Texas
Plantation 3.5" Brim
San Diego Calf
Jazz/R&B - Guitarist/Vocalist
TestimonialDear Casey (and all involved in the manufacture of my hat), I have to take a moment to say that my fino fino Montecristo exceeds my expectations in every respect. The quality and style are obviously superior. It fits perfectly and looks great. I feel like a new man when I put it on my head! The balsa wood box is also great. I love the painted lid. Having several hat bands is also a tremendous extra. I can change the look with ease. Thank you for a great web site which eased my nervousness and helped me to get just the hat I wanted.
I send you all my best regards and will tell everyone I know about your great products and service. Wishing you all success, Tom Barrett
Henery Leeper Brent
fino fino havana
Mike Vanda Coven
Israel & USA
R J Peek
Long Oval Fixed
TestimonialI have been wearing the latest hat that I bought from you for several months now- (a Trilby model with an extra wide brim.) I have gotten loads of compliments on it and I have recommended you to several people who inquired about it.
In fact, on a recent trip to Egypt one of the members of my tour group complimented me on the hat and when I showed him the liner with your name on it and recommended you, much to my surprise,his wife told me that she had bought a hat from you and was happy with your product and service.
Enclosed is a photo of myself wearing my latest hat on my trip to Egypt.
Arthur W. Booth
Don't know if you want to promote the wearing of Panama hats in the cold, but I couldn't wait until spring to "break in" my fabulous Havana fino fino!
Please find attached the best photo I can get at the moment of me wearing a Fedora 1 in the desert in Qatar, looking towards Saudi Arabia. There are no hotter places in the world than here and a good hat is essential. I have bought several from Panama Hats Direct and I am very impressed with the quality of the hats and your service.
Just to let you know, my hat arrived today. Couldn't be more pleased with the hat and with your excellent service. I leave soon for Africa and taking the my new hat from Panama Hats Direct with me. I'm sure it will serve me well in the African sun.
Salah M. Abdul-Wahid
TestimonialIt is my favorite thing to wear! I wanted to send along these pictures. I have many of me as I rarely took the hat off after I received it. We went on our annual summer sail in the San Juan Islands and my hat did great. My daughter Hilary would grab the hat when she could. I think she needs one, it is a nice picture of the hat, and Hilary.
Thanks again fo providing such beautiful, soulful hats.
TestimonialHere is a picture of my wife and me in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, me wearing my Super Fino Trilbey that I got from you also, love that one and it is a perfect fit. Several gentlemen have asked me where I got it and I have told them of the good service I have received from you. I understand that my friend Bill Lamb did buy one from you and he is happy with his purchase as well.
Thanks a lot,
TestimonialDear Casey, I am a huge cigar fan. I recently went to the Dominican Republic to visit cigar tobacco farms and cigar factories. I brought my Havana style fino panama hat with me. It was a trip of a lifetime. Please let me know when you recieve the pictures.