Smart, sophisticated and tasteful; If we had to define briefly the Havana hat of SON D CUBA, this would undoubtedly be the best way. A hat that, following the style of the classic and well-known panama hat, gives us a distinctive look.

Actor James Stephenson looks very stylish in the movie The Letter, 1940, directed by William Wyler. The panama model is one of the hats that has most appeared on the big screen!

We can see it in films like The Other Woman, directed by Nick Cassavetes in 2014, Hannibal, directed by Ridley Scott in 2001, or in series like The Blacklist, which premiered in 2013 and was created by Jon Bokenkamp.

Currently, the panama hat has become one of the most attractive, useful and sought-after fashion items items.

Despite what most people believe, the true origin of the panama hat, contrary to the name, is Ecuador; more specifically from Cuenca and Montecristi. There it is known as a jipijapa or toquilla hat, traditionally made with braided straw from leaves of the Jipijapa palm or straw shawl. Curious, right?

It is believed that everything changed when at the beginning of the 20th century, Ecuador decided to import a large number of hats to improve the conditions of the workers during the construction of the Panama Canal – a channel that links the Atlantic with the Pacific -. The US president at the time, Theodore Roosevelt, toured various work points of that channel, also carrying an authentic panama hat. In addition, this moment was portrayed and immortalized in the popular press. This resulted in the common belief that the hat had its origins in Panama.

But when was it introduced strongly into the world of fashion? In the year 1855, Frenchman Philippe Raimondi, decided to display the hat at the Universal Exhibition of Paris. And, as if that were not enough, Napoleon III flaunted it with an air of elegance throughout the fair. The Parisians did not take long to favourably recognize this hat, both for its quality and its elegant touch. As a result, this accessory ended up becoming the fashionable hat within the world of the elite, because it was a high-priced hat.

From that moment to date, it has become one of most used hats in the world of fashion. Trends come and go, but without a doubt, the panama straw hat is a timeless accessory that will never go out of style. It is the perfect accent to add a different touch and complimentary to any street-chic look. So all that being said, who would not want to wear one of them nowadays?

This year there will be no one to take it away!

The prevalence and fame of the Panama hats is endless, and it has been worn by a number of artists and celebrities such as Madonna, Pedro Almodóvar, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek and Cameron Diaz, who have all sported this hat with a lot of style and in a very personalized way.

In addition, its material makes it light, comfortable and fresh. A Unisex, handmade, medium-brimmed and hand-crafted hat. Its off-white straw contrasts with a ribbon in different colors.

SON D CUBA ® has opted for its Havana model, without leaving behind the aesthetics of the classic panama model. The contribution of the brand is a ribbon in various colors: blue, off-white, garnet and dark green that give an additional unique touch. Once again, it is worth noting the quality of the product, handmade with natural straw. If you do not want to stay behind in 2019 do not wait any longer and get yours!

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The care of this hat is very simple. If it gets dirty, it is convenient easy cleaned with a slightly damp cloth, and if it loses its original form, just apply a little steam.

Still do not know how to combine it? Well, keep reading!

Next, I show you a series of Looks that will inspire you.



A good way to combine your havana hat with style and without going unnoticed is to contrast it with a long and flowing gauze dress in black. The movement of the dress when walking will give an elegant and dynamic touch to your outfit and will perfectly match your natural straw hat. Wear it with a denim jacket with appliques. In this way you will have achieved a flattering casual and bohemian look.

SON D CUBA havana hat, H&M black jersey fluid dress, Tricchi custom denim jacket, Mustang front platform heeled boots.


As a sure bet, try combining your havana hat with a semitransparent off-white toned shirt, creating a harmony with the tone of the hat. Wear it loose with its natural fall combined with blue jeans. Complete the look with a Panama Jack. This will give you the most stylish touch. The hat will shine and will become the key focus point of this outfit.

SON D CUBA havana hat, ASOS fluid and pleated shirt on the back, Zara skinny jeans, Bimba and Lola earrings, Panama Jack leather boots


Red is a color that transmits a lot of strength and personality. One of the most flattering colors that can be worn at any time of the year. The Havana hat from SON D CUBA with its multicolored ribbon combines marvellously with this straight cut dress with fall and V neck. You will get a simple and sophisticated outfit with a very fresh air.

Havana hat by SON D CUBA, Red pleated dress by Adolfo Dominguez, Heeled boots with Mustang front platform.


We can not overlook that the Denim fabric is one of the most worn year after year and season after season. In addition, this spring summer 2019 has become a combined trend as a “total look” without any kind of repair. We’ve seen it in fashion shows by designers like Balmain or Isabel Marant. This trend combined with the havana hat will be a gorgeous look to wear this year.

SON D CUBA havana hat, Levi’s Denim Skirt, Zara metallic ruffle blouse with metallic buttons, Panama Jack leather boots.