Panamabob (Robert) has also replied (albeit very short, point form answers)
Count is performed on the crown (I'm not sure which bit)
For travelling and rolling, he suggests the 25 dollar white Cuenca.
"Any white cuenca will roll. Most natural hats over $150 will fold over nicely."
That's set. I'm getting the white 25 buck Cuenca in Cuencano.
They replied straight away:
We don't give grades or weave counts to our hats – the count at the crown and it will often be two or three times the count at the rim (particularly with a fino hat). We find that grade numbers are just too subjective (one person’s grade 10 is another person’s grade 15 – there is no recognised standard for measurement). Our hats are Brisa.
I wonder where Panama Bob does his weave counts.
Just sent Tumi an email regarding their type of hat (weave style and grading) and also Panama Bob, asking which of his fedora block Cuenco hats are best for travelling/rolling. I realize I am fixated on the rolling, but you guys know how it is...
Will report back to you.
Lachy: That panama from Indiana J's looks more of the Ceuncano block. Judging by the size of the indent and the height from the brim.