1 - The Panama hat
“The aristocrat of all straw hats” is commonly known as a “Panama”, despite its Ecuadorian roots. While it is quite possible that this headgear has existed since the beginning of the 1800s, the origins of its popularity can be traced back to the construction of the Panama Canal.
In fact, it owes its fame to the thousands of workers assigned to the enormous project, who were forced to wear the wide-brimmed straw hats to protect themselves from the sun’s rays.
In Europe, the Panama hat has long since established itself as a must-have part of the wardrobe of visitors to the stands of Roland-Garros. A symbol of casual elegance with a dash of very French chic, the classic Panama hat complete with coloured ribbon hatband never goes out of fashion.
This favoured tennis accessory has once again provided the inspiration for new collections from La Griffe Roland-Garros this year. Available in two shades of ribbon, the 2020 model comes in navy blue and clay-orange, and is enhanced by visible seams.
A familiar sight at Roland-Garros stadium, the Panama hat is an emblematic accessory that will elevate the timeless pieces of the 2020 Lacoste lifestyle x Roland-Garros collection. A blend of refinement, lightness and pliability, the Panama hat is constantly reinventing itself and continues to compete at the top of the rankings.