Austral hats are each delicately made with 100% Panama Straw. This specific material is well known as Paja Toquilla, a term used in South America where this hat originates from. Each fiber is braided into a fine bell shape, often called a hat body. Once the hat takes the bell shape it is ready for the blocking process. The blocking process is the last stage where the hat is molded into its true shape. Finally! each hat is ready to be dressed. They are decorated with quality leather and fabric bands. The finished product showcases both elegant and relaxed looks. As you'll come to find the great craftsmanship given in each piece, this high-end hat will become one of your next go-to's.