Thursday, August 21, 2008


Far East Straw Hats Corporation is accepting orders for custom made straw hats in the style of Fedora and Trilby. The hat size is from 54cm to 63cm in metric and for U.S. size from 6 3/4 to 7 7/8. Please specify your requirements as to the width of the brim and type of hatband which comes in Solid, Floral and other patterns. Please forward your specifications to : and we will do your straw hat accordingly. The duration of blocking (shaping) the straw hats takes two to three weeks and can be shipped within this period of time or earlier. For additional information kindly visit the website:

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Feast for Straw Hats !

You are invited to feast at the new arrival of designed straw hats from Far East Straw Hats Corporation. Please visit : and browse at the items shown at the On Line Store.
We look forward to your patronage, all items are price at $45 for the duration of the summer.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Additional Summer Discount coming soon!

The internet sales promotion of Far East Straw Hats Corp. will be priced at $45 during the summer season. To start shopping Click On Line Store on Featured Hats and click Featured Hats on upper left side. Purchaser of this straw hat from foreign countries automatically converts this price to their respective currencies when submitting their payment . The site is secured and reliable as shown on the store policy procedures. To order please go to please e-mail inquiries to:

We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your order.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Illustration of the straw hat weave

The Making of a Buntal Straw Hat

The weaving of buntal straw hat originated in Baliuag, Bulacan, Philippines in the early 1900's. My great grandmother , Dolores Maniquis was the pioneer weaver of this straw hat type.

The first step to start a weave is to flatten the bunch of fiber on a heavy presser, this is done to enable the fiber to have a flat feature since the fiber comes in round shape and a bit cumbersome to weave with this texture. After this process, the start of the weave is done by the lead-weaver whose work is to put each strand of fiber into a symmetrical shape. After weaving a concentric circle of approximately eight to ten inches in diameter, the woven fiber is put on a conical wood block which is use to shape the crown of the straw hat. Another weaver takes over to do the crown up to the brim. Once this step is finished, the straw hat is given to the back weaver, this person does the closing of the fiber strands which are individually woven to close the brim. The straw hat is further pressed to tighten the weave and give it a shinier finish. The straw hat is put on a wood block and iron to give the final touch of completion.

With this processes done, the straw hat is shaped into a Fedora, Trilby, Optimo and a lot more other styles. The sweatband and headband are attached and the straw hat is ready to be worn by the person who loves the straw hat of this quality and workmanship.

Please visit our website: and browse at the straw hat that is 100% hand woven.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Product Review

The straw hat of Far East Straw Hats Corporation recently received a review from the blog:
It is a very interesting article and shows that my straw hat has the quality worth owning one. My sincere appreciation goes to you Shen.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ordering on Line

The web-site : of Far East Straw Hats Corporation has an On-Line-Store, this is a secured site and the privacy information of the customers are safeguarded by the company as shown on the Store Policy procedures. The straw hats have been individually blocked (shaped) and should you need a size that is not shown on the Hat Size Table, simply write your specifications on and we will work on your order. It takes about two to three weeks for us to fill an order.

I look forward to your interest in owning a straw hat made by our company. Thank you for your patronage.