I tend to prefer the pattern to be on the jacket and pair with plain pants, but I don't think there's anything particularly wintery about the pattern itself.
Pinstripes, for example, I do think of as more of a winter pattern.
The.biz site is pretty ancient, but gives you a bit more control over exactly what you want. But it might not be available immediately.The other site is more modern and gives PB a bit more latitude to pick something that suits your requirements at that price point.The advantage of the latter is that you won't have to wait as long for your hat.The costs works out at about the same it seems.Seems like the best idea is to use the more modern site and express your preferences...
Incidentally, I stumbled upon this blog while looking at pictures of Prince Charles in hats.
Isn't the internet a wonderful place.
Anyway I think I have increased my post count by about 50 today, that's enough from me.
Yeah a narrow teardrop/diamond. Not a centre dent. And a solid 2.75-3" brim I'd think.http://www.panamas.biz/grading.html For Montecristi hats, we'll just list the approximate numbe of weaves that cross a ruler as we count one inch. For Cuenca, we'll use the common number grade system of 1-11 Brisa and 2-24 LlanoI think it is all pretty subjective, but some businesses, e.g. PB, have a reputation for being a bit more honest with the 'grading' than others. I haven't read any...
I think I'd probably buy two anyway (given that shipping is a fairly steep $36 from PB no matter if you order 1 or 2 hats I think.)
One nicer Montecristi for walking around town in, and an el cheapo Cuenca for travelling/beach/boats/rolling. Be interested to hear what Tumi says, though.
Oli, on a lighter note, don't you only ever wear one brand of leather shoes...?More hat ideas:Another caballero I think: [[SPOILER]] http://www.brentblack.com/pages/inthemovies.htmlhttp://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?48636-Panama-dress-hats-in-moviesThey seem to be particularly popular in Indiana Jones movies...