The summer is close. Yesterday I bought a new hat.
Stetson Genuine Panama Hat hand-woven in Equador from the fine fibers of the Jipijapa palm and blocked in the US by Stetson. Black silk grosgrain band. Pinch-front crown. The fine mellow classic natural color panama hat that can be used for both dress and casual wear.
Wearing hat in bad weather I normally do. The umbrella can be left at home and the bold top of me is protected from the cold.
During the summertime I often use the pirate scarf, but from now on when strolling the city, the off white retro style Panama Hat will be preferred. Because of the lightness, Panama hats are worn in warm weather and the wide brim provides sun protection.