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Rugged Durability Meets Everyday Life

Palmoro hats were first crafted for hard-riding cowboys (vaqueros) on the Mexican desert. Their dense palm straw weave provides a solid pool of shade mimicking the refreshing breaks the cowboys enjoyed when resting in palm grove oasis' during their cattle drives. Between those rest bits, the trails were tough and hard. They needed hats that could survive the torture. That's what lead the Palmoro hat crafters to develop ways to braid palm straw even tighter and sew the layers together closer than they ever had before. The result has become legendary among those on the trails. You feel it from the moment that you first pick up a Palmoro hat. The weight, the heft, the smooth feel of the straw, the stiff brim, all those...

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Handcrafted Quality Starts with the Best Palm Straw

Harvest time fills our factory with the sweet scent of dry Moreno palm leaves. The trucks roll in brimming with the best palm fronds ready to begin their journey to become legendary Palmoro palm-straw hats. This tradition of harvesting only the best palm fibers began in the early 1800's and continues today.  Each palm frond is carefully split for form delicate palms straw. It is then braided by hand to form the core structure of our hats. By braiding the palm straw it becomes a robust and durable band that can withstand extreme weather and daily abuse. The hand braiding process ensures fine, tight, and consistent quality right down to the individual fibers of our hats.  From there our hat crafters...

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