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Straw hats are simple, yet elegant: they’re a much-loved fashion staple for skincare gurus and celebrities alike

For those looking to channel that effortless-chic look that oversized that straw hats bring, head over to Sukhothai. Local craftsman, Mr. Worawut Inkumma owns Palitthaphan Chumchon Thai Chana Suek, a company where individuals make sun hats – using bamboo straws – of all sizes. Their largest XXL one is 2 metres wide. 

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Mr. Worawut originally made regular-sized straw hats, but ventured into making XXL ones – worthy of Bella Hadid or Kylie Jenner’s Instagram feeds – to distinguish himself from other designers

Sukhothai Man Makes Giant 2M-Wide Straw Hats, Perfect For Those Who Seriously Hate Being In The SunThe hats are so huge that you could pose on the beach like Bella Handid
Image credit: สุโขทัยโพสต์ (Left), @bellahandid (Right)

According to Mr. Worawut, it takes one whole day to create the bamboo XXL hat, which costs ฿1,600 (~USD51.68) and can be used to decorate your home as well. 

Sukhothai Man Makes Giant 2M-Wide Straw Hats, Perfect For Those Who Seriously Hate Being In The SunImage credit: @kyliejenner (Left), ผลิตภัณฑ์ชุมชนไทยชนะศึก (Right)

This entrepreneur also has witch hats for those looking for a twist on the traditional Halloween costume

Sukhothai Man Makes Giant 2M-Wide Straw Hats, Perfect For Those Who Seriously Hate Being In The SunImage credit: สุโขทัยโพสต์ (Both Images)

Besides the hats, his store also presents hand-crafted shawls, sarongs and handbags.

Sukhothai Man Makes Giant 2M-Wide Straw Hats, Perfect For Those Who Seriously Hate Being In The SunImage credit: สุโขทัยโพสต์ (Both Images)


Dare to try new things


Tending to your imagination doesn’t have to look like creating an entirely new business model – it could look like doing your business in a unique manner, like in the case of Mr. Worawut.

For orders on wide-brimmed hats or further queries, you can contact Mr. Worawut via his phone number +66-8-1684-3504.

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Cover images adapted from: สุโขทัยโพสต์ (Both Images)

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