There are exceptions of course but this bears repeating . I mean, maybe U-65. For nearly everyone, if not in retirement age, and you don a Panama, you are a dork!!I think Safari jackets are pretty cool. I've got a blue, yeah thats right, BLUE one, in a Gobi Gold/linen mix. Paired with cotton trousers and a casual shirt whats not to like? Not really suited to ties IMHO, their more of a slack chilled vibe coat.
Panama's are hard to pull off if you're under 80 IMHO. The younger a man is the more of a dork he'll look in one.
Menswear guys need to have this concept be repeatedly smacked into them.