|Fabric||Litestraw®, Shantung Litestraw®, Straw|
A Shantung 'straw' hat is made from high performance paper rolled into a fine yarn and then woven, a process perfected by the Japanese in 610 A.D. This lighter yet very strong " offered a perfect panama alternative and was dubbed the "Shantung Panama."Our finely woven Shantungs are glazed with our proprietary LiteStraw® finish to provide a supple feel, water repellency and enhanced shape retention. The Riker features a directional and modern high crown, stingy brim and unglazed Shantung LiteStraw® fedora with tripple layered Japanese grosgrain trim. Proudly made in the USA with Globally Sourced Materials..