Hand woven in Ecuador and proudly made in the USA the Supreme is from Biltmore's Imperial Collection. This light weight and soft hat is constructed of bleached 100% natural Toquilla fibers. It has a 4" (approx.) crown and 2 3/8" brim and features a black ribbon band with removable Biltmore pin, genuine leather sweatband and a 50+ UPF rating.
Hat ships with a Biltmore factory box.
There were several slight imperfections in the brim. Also the edge of the brim is lightly yellow. I would expect a hat of this cost to be perfect.
You'd be hard pressed to find a higher quality panama hat in this price range. The problem with most panamas these days is generic styling or mediocre quality. Even high end borsalino panamas have just a ribbon sweatband and become floppy and out of shape before long. Biltmore has been making great quality hats for a long time. This is my 3rd one, and I'm happy that they're still great, if not even better now that they've moved to the USA. They come with a real leather sweatband; absolutely essential for real world outdoor wear, so that the hat holds its shape and doesn't get sweat stained. Light as a feather, but not at all flimsy, solidly made, right down to the detailing of the ribbon and logo. Most of all I love the classic shape of the blocking. All the curves are just right. A really clean sharp stylish looking hat.