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    Familiar Face shoelessjoe's Avatar
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    Akubra Campdraft

    Well, after the obligatory three-plus month wait, my Akubra (silverbelly) arrived last week and having perused the many, many threads/pics concerning bashes, creases, etc., I have finally decided upon a fedora-styled Campdraft.

    Now, two questions ... in your opinion(s), which is more becoming on a Campdraft, a diamond or tear-drop crease and secondly, who/where would you send your hat to for shaping?

    Thanks ....

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    One of the Regulars Boxerken's Avatar
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    Congrats on the new Campdraft. I have the same hat and wear it often. As to which crown bash, it's just a matter of what you prefer. All of my hats have a diamond bash. You dont need to send your hat to anyone to do this, it's quite easy to do. Just get a spray bottle and distlled water and spray it until it's fairly wet and shape it until you get what your looking for. Dont worry about damaging the hat. Campdraft's are tough, just jump in and do it, you will have the hang of it in notime.
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    Congrats on the new Campdraft, Joe. I have a silverbelly that's still fairly new too. I bought mine from hatsdirect and asked them to bash it for me to a teardrop. I have found that I can bash a diamond pretty easily, but I have had trouble getting a teardrop to look the way I want it. If you search for Campdraft here on the lounge you will see a good many of them, especially the silverbelly lately, with diamonds and teardrops. Either will look good. Give it a go.
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    Congrats!!!
    I have a diamond in mine, a rather low creased diamond.
    What I mean by that is the creases are a little lower than some of the recent ones I have seen.
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    Personally, I like the Diamond bash, I think it looks fantastic on the Campdraft. Check out the diamond authority thread, the thin ribbon thread, and search for Campdrafts and Open Roads. There are many pictures to look at. Find a bash you like and copy it. Doing a diamond bash isn't very difficult, you should give it a try. I recently got my Campdraft and bashed it myself and I'm new in town also. I used a spray bottle to mist the crown a little to aid in shaping.

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    campdraft

    This is a nice looking lid,I only wished it came in black.The website I looked at gave a color chart of the available colors and black is not one of them.

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    My Mail is Forwarded Here BobC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish4
    This is a nice looking lid,I only wished it came in black.The website I looked at gave a color chart of the available colors and black is not one of them.
    If my memory serves me correctly the Campdraft used to come in black. If you shop a bit you might find one still left out there somewhere.
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    black campdraft

    Thanks bobc for that information,I'll keep looking.

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    Welcome Irish4...Email Hatsdirect and ask them if they can order you one...wait time is approx. 3 months for a non-stock color.
    In GOD we trust, all others pay cash!"

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    I just noticed on the Everything Australian web page that you can infact get black but it is a three month wait.

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