Borsalino Panama and Straw Hats
Borsalino Genuine Panama Hats and Borsalino Straw Hats are available from DelMonico Hatter. We have in stock a full selection of Borsalino Panamas, from the handsome Quito quality panama with either a 2 1/2" brim or a 2 7/8" brim, up to the very top-quality Borsalino Montecristo Super Fino. All Genuine Panama Hats are woven in Ecuador. Borsalino Hats are then blocked, finished, and trimmed by skilled artisans located in Italy.
Borsalino hats have been manufactured in Alessandria, Italy since 1857. Giuseppe Borsalino, the Company founder, developed from a 14 year old boy working in a hat factory to one of the most important Italian industrialists of the nineteenth century. When Giuseppe Borsalino died in 1900, his business employed almost one thousand workers and had an annual production of one million hats.
The Borsalino hat factory continues to be located in Alessandria. In 1986 it moved to a modern suburban location. The underlying style and craftsmanship that have symbolized Borsalino Hats since its founding remain unchanged.