Dress hats for men in our Spring/Summer 2015 collection include exciting fedoras like The Parabuntal Grey, a SuperDuper rare find crafted in Italy from decades-old woven parabuntal fiber by Pitti Uomo award winning designer Matteo Gioli. It's one of the lightest, and finest, fedoras you will ever experience and sports a handsome dark grey band set on grosgrain trim. This is in addition to the other SuperDuper fedoras brought back this
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season, one The Parabuntal Black, and the other a paper braid dress hat, both made by hand, one at a time, and are offered exclusively by Hartford York. You will not be disappointed.
Stetson is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year and has come out with a line of 150th Anniversary hats including a dress hat called The Benchmark. This is a Grade 20 Panama fedora with a teardrop crown, available in your choice of Bleached White or Natural. Made in Texas, the hat is finished with a leather sweatband embossed with "150th Anniversary," and makes a wonderful keepsake. There's something very special this year from Santana by Carlos Santana called The Corazon. This limited edition Panama hat is a faithful replica of the hat that Carlos himself wears, and features the same downturn pinch front and Chakra heart stone pin with stones band. The brim measures two inches and the hat is finished with a branded sweatband and fancy satin tip.
Of course, no collection of men's dress hats is complete without at least one new Borsalino, and The Tesa Piccola,a hand woven Fino Panama fedora with a snap brim, may well be your choice. Blocked to perfection by the master hatters in Italy, it's finished with a tan grosgrain band and bow featuring the Borsalino monogram and fitted with a soft grosgrain sweatband. Another is The Maglina Canapa, a hemp braid fedora from Borsalino that is soft, pliable and comfortable. The stingy brim can be worn up or down, and the hat is offered in your choice of Navy, Brown or Tan, with a tonal grosgrain ribbon trim.
New this season to Hartford York is the The Tane, a dress hat for men from Kaminski XY. This classic Panama fedora an Italian grosgrain band and is fitted with a lightweight and adjustable sweatband in 100% cotton. For a fine Panama hat from Tommy Bahama, you're in luck! Made in the USA, the fedora has a two tone grosgrain trim with TB marlin pin and elasticized sweatband for comfort.
Back by demand, you'll see Christys' Foldaway Panama. This straw hat (which, by the way, is made in the USA) has a generous, sun-shielding brim that measures three inches, and is finished with a grosgrain ribbon, pin and leather tie. You can roll this hat up for easy travel and storage, and it looks great when you put it back on! There's also one of our more popular dress hats for men called The Vinnie. A Hartford York exclusive from designer Tracy Watts of New York, this toyo straw hat is in a hand blocked 1x1 weave with contrast grosgrain trim, bound brim and button tether. One satisfied customer who bought this hat to wear at a Los Angeles Live Steamers train meet, left a five-star review, saying: "I ordered mine in natural/navy and I couldn't be happier with this color combination. The brim's bound edge was more of a royal blue, and I love how it works with the navy ribbon band."
Biltmore has a couple of back-by-demand Panama hats this season too, with The Montreal and The Supreme, both made from Imperial Grade Panama straw and finished with a handsome ribbon trim. These dress hats are made in and will be shipped to you directly from Texas, so you'll have to allow a few extra days before you get to wear your hat. It'll be worth the wait -- here's what one customer said about his Bilmotre hat: "This hat is great. Very well constructed and sized right. Wonderful to keep my pate protected on hot, sunny summer days."
Of course, Brent Black offers absolutely outstanding hand-blocked Panama dress hats such as The Aficionado, about which one satisfied customer says: "Great design and look! Brent and Trent hit a homer with this one." There's a
Montecristi classic fedora too (aptly named The Classic) with a teardrop island in the crown of the hat and straw so finely woven it feels like linen. One customer review for The Classic reads: "The Montecristi Classic, while a high-end hat, is a lifetime hat. It is light, looks good, and wears like iron. Highly recommend this hat if you want a casual or dress hat for most climates."
Another dress hat to admire comes your way courtesy of Carlos Santana. The Santana Panama Special is a magnificent Santana Panama hat made exclusively for Hartford York, with a finely woven vented body and bound edge two-inch brim. Look for the Santana Lion pin on the three pleat leather and grosgrain ribbon trim. The reviews are glowing: "This hat is awesome. Great fit, great look."