Montecristi Colonial / Grade 16
The Montecristi Colonial Hat is also known as Optimo or in Ecuador as Natural because it did not have any blocked shape. Originally the line mark in the middle was originated after rolling the hat for many times. This hat was used by the British Empire during their conquest in Asia. Still today, this model is very popular in the UK.
- Toquilla Straw
- Straw Color
- Natural Straw Color
- Ribbon Material
- Internal Band
- 225 Weaves per Square Inch (approx.)
- Grade 16
- 4 1/2 in / 11.43 cm (approx.)
- 2 5/8 in / 6.7 cm (approx.)
- Reinforced (double weave layer)
- Weave Type
- Hat can be rolled up
- 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.
|Small||6 7/8||55||6 3/4||55||21 3/4||55|
|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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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.