Much like our Phoebe in wool, this hat is also made for the free spirit, the adventurous, the inspired. Because our wool Phoebe is our #1 bestseller, we wanted to provide another option in straw in the same shape. The Panama straw is woven from natural toquilla straw grown in Ecuador and woven by a single weaver each time, which takes several hours to complete. The straw is then shipped to the US and blocked in the US. The hatband and chin strap is made of 100% real leather, with our stainless steel signature Jamie Slye logo concho piece. The chin strap can be worn in the front or the back. Be you in our #1 best selling shape.