Soleil Blue is committed to cultivating fashion of the highest quality. Each brand is carefully considered with design and function in mind. Janessa Leoné first became a designer on one fateful trip to Paris, when she came across a brown wool fedora from the 1930s that sparked in her a strong desire to reproduce this high-quality treasure from a bygone era. In the years since, her hats have become a cult favorite among the Gypset. Our bespoke selection includes a variety of minimalist essentials including wool fedoras, straw Panama hats, and classic wool caps.
One of Janessa Leoné's classic styles adapted from a vintage men's hat, the Alara fedora features a stiff brim and a cool silhouette that is designed to make a statement. This hat is made from 100% virgin wool that is sustainable and cruelty-free. Details include a tan suede leather band with gold screw closure. The Alara hat has a clean simple look that is universally flattering.
At Soleil Blue we're always searching for the perfect travel accessory. One of our favorite finds of late is the packable straw hat collection by Janessa Leoné. Simply fold the hat in half length wise and pack it in your carry on or suitcase for up to 1 day and it will return to its pristine condition - just be sure not to apply too much pressure, this may crush the hat causing is to lose it's shape. For more tips on how to take care of your hats see our Hat Care Guide
Our most popular packable fedora is the classic Marcell. This best-seller is made in the USA of packable endura straw that feels and looks like Panama Straw, but it's more durable. The Marcell hat features a bleached white straw body that compliments the crisp contrast of the charcoal suede leather band. The Marcell fedora is a modern interpretation of the classic Panama hat and we love how versatile it is. This quintessential travel hat can be easily worn in a variety of locales and climates. Stay tuned for more packable styles coming soon including the Adriana in brown with a taupe leather band.
If we had to choose just one hat to bring on a trip we'd be hard pressed to choose between the Gloria hat and the Marcell fedora. We've carried the Janessa Leoné Gloria straw hat for many years and it's always a great seller for us. The classic neutral color and shape are flattering on just about everyone and we love that it has a wide brim for added protection from the sun. The Gloria is also made from a durable straw that really lasts which makes it a great choice for travel.