The Milan straw is made of a natural wheat, grown & harvested almost exclusively in Asia. This wheat straw is harvested in small rural towns, due to the specific climate, and soil work. Few manufacturers still produce the traditional finely braided & golden hued hats from wheat straw, as opposed to the man-made synthetic fibers.
The wheat is grown & harvested, then split into long strands and braided into fine ropes by hand. From here, these braids of wheat straw are sent to the States to be sewn together by specific 1940s vintage machines. They are then ready to be blocked and finished by hand in our store.
Despite the Milans layered braids, the Milan straw hats are durable and lightweight. These intricately woven hats can withstand significant wear and still boast their beautiful golden hues.
Brim widths are offered in 2 5/8" or 3 1/4"
approx 4.5" crown height
approx 4.125" crown height
approx 4" crown height
approx 4.25" crown height & 4" brim width
STARTING AT $395
The fitting process consists of using a cloth tape measure to measure the circumference of your head. The measurement is taken to 1/16 of an inch. We also analyze your head shape. This can be done in person or via video consultation for out of town clients.