I received my panama hat from Brent Black's Panama hats yesterday, (just in time for our 2nd biggest snow storm of the year.) http://brentblack.com/ I'm very pleased with the hat. I got a classic fedora. It is a beautiful color, and the intricate weaving is pretty amazing. Brent was nice enough to send me two hats to choose from, trusting me to send back the one I didn't want. I'm looking forward to wearing it this summer and keeping the hot, high-altitude Colorado sun from baking my bald head. I'm curious as to what the current etiquette is regarding the wearing of hats. Clearly I can wear it outside, and I should take it off when I enter someone's home, or a restaurant, or a church, but what about other public buildings. Could I wear a hat while walking around at a mall, or other place of public business? My inclincation is to think that it should be ok, as there is no hat check or other place to leave the hat, and if I doff it, I've got to carry it around in my hand. What do you think? Do I wear a panama hat indoors, or not?