WON'T FADE, FRAY OR CRACK LIKE STANDARD STRAW HATS.
“Who'll gimme a hundred dollars?
A hundred dollar bid, now two,
two, two … who’ll gimme two?” Every old-time auctioneer had his own unique chant – exhorting, cajoling and often confounding onlookers into a bidding spree. But one thing these silver-tongued gents all had in common was a broad-brimmed, crisp straw hat – an essential shield from the broiling sun they labored under until the last gavel fell. Ours has the same jaunty attitude, right down to the smooth hatband boasting a foulard pattern popular in Civil War days. But it’s even cooler and far more durable than its inspiration, thanks to woven olefin fibers that are crush-proof, colorfast and stain resistant. We think they’ll disappear fast, so better grab yours before they’re, “Going, going, gone!”