Freewheelers "Top Broke" Panama Hats

November 18, 2016


Freewheelers is a company that always try to bring back some of the most signature classic. If we looking back into the style of 1920s era, Panama hat is something that you can't ignore. From The Great Gatsby to The Lover of Marguerite Duras, in movies or novels about 1920s, you can always see Panama hat as an important fashion icon.

Panama hat is originally a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian and then became popular among workers in Panama Canal. The Freewheelers "Broken Top" Panama hat is hand made out of jute braid in Japan from some most experienced hat making artisan. The pattern has been hand weaved with some super tight but clean texture that guarantee you a super breathable and durable using experience. We bring in two colorway - the classic natural and indigo sulphur dyed for you to choose.

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.