Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18
  • Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18
  • Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18
  • Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18
  • Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18
  • Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18

Montecristi Colonial / Grade 18

Montecristi
$170.00
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The Colonial model was used by the British Empire during their conquest of Asia and Africa.  Nowadays, also known as the Optimo.  This is a quality Grade 16 or Fino hat which doubles the weave count of a standard Cuenca hat.

This hat model was probably the first Panama Hat to be used.   Still today, this model is very popular around the world and specially within the UK.

The Colonial originated after rolling up a natural - un-blocked - hat for a few times and as a consequence, a line mark was left through out the center of the crown.  Nowadays, this style is blocked in this way.  Straw color is natural as Montecristi hats are never bleached or tinted.

MCN18

Data sheet

Shape
Colonial
Material
Toquilla Straw
Straw Color
Natural Straw Color
Ribbon Material
Cloth
Internal Band
Cloth
Finesse
324 Weaves per Square Inch (approx.)
Grade
Grade 18
Crown
4 1/2 in / 11.43 cm (approx.)
Brim
2 5/8 in / 6.7 cm (approx.)
Edge
Reinforced (double weave layer)
Weave Type
Llano
Packageable
Hat can be rolled up
Origin
Montecristi - Ecuador

If you are not sure of your exact hat size you can measure the circumference around your head by using a tape measure or if you do not have one you can use a string and then measure it against a ruler.

The measurement level should be where a hat would normally rest, that is above the ears and above the eyebrows ridges. While measuring keep the tape firm but not tight.

Check the size chart given below. For in-between measurements use the next size up.

SizeUSAEUROUKJAPANInchescm
Small 6 7/8 55 6 3/4 55 21 3/4 55
Small  7 56 6 7/8 56 22 56
Medium 7 1/8 57 7 57 22 1/4 57
Medium 7 1/4 58 7 1/8 58 22 5/8 58
Large 7 3/8 59 7 1/4 59 23 59
Large 7 1/2 60 7 3/8 60 23 1/2 60
Extra Large 7 5/8 61 7 1/2 61 23 7/8 61
Extra Large 7 3/4 62 7 5/8 62 24 5/8 62
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