The rumors and legends are true. There really are Montecristi Panama hats so finely woven, so rare, that both their beauty and their prices can take your breath away.
Surprised a hat could cost $10,000? Here's an even bigger surprise: it's a bargain. Seriously.
A hat this finely woven requires nearly five hundred hours of the most skilled hand craftsmanship in the world, from six different artisans. Think of hiring the world's best fine cabinetmakers by the hour, then do the math. The hat is a deal. Learn More...
Montecristi hats are legendary as the Panama hats of choice for presidents, kings, emperors, titans of industry, movie stars, and the like. Those who can afford to wear the very best--do.
This particular Montecristi Panama hat, your Montecristi Panama hat, is one of the finest ever woven. Finer than Napoleon's Montecristi. Finer than Edward VII's, J. P. Morgan's, George V's, FDR's, Churchill's, JFK's, Prince Charles'. Finer even than the Montecristi hat owned by the present Emperor of Japan.
Imagine wearing a Panama hat even an emperor would envy.
Hartford York and Brent Black have acquired a precious few of these rare treasures. Want one?
Easy. To take your rightful place amongst kings and emperors, call Steve at Hartford York: 775-463-7648. He'll answer many of your questions, then have Brent call you at your convenience.
Brent will personally answer your questions about these legendary hats and guide you through your choice of five classic styles. You will even be able to try on several different sizes to guarantee a perfect custom fit.
You can hold your head especially high while wearing your Montecristi MasterpieceTM, knowing you are helping us preserve this vanishing art. Today, only six Master Weavers remain who still have the skills to weave the very finest of the finest. Hartford York and Brent Black represent these weavers directly, ensuring that they receive an unprecedented share of the purchase price–– like great painters finally represented by a great gallery.
For those who want to wear a Montecristi Panama hat, but aren't quite ready to order the $10,000 version, see our other Montecristis priced at $695 and $1000.
Item # 10K. Special Order Only.
All text © B. Brent Black 2006, 2007