No they will not crease the hat prior to shipping from Hats Direct. David Morgan has the Akubra Adventuer that they will crease for an additional 20.00. But creasing is not that hard to do and as others have stated the Akubra is a tough hat so you will not break it.
This is one of my Fed IVs
Last edited by Kirk H.; 03-02-2012 at 04:54 PM.
'''Greed: It ain't goin anywhere,' they should have that across a big billboard in Times Square!"
Wow. He creased that hat in about 2 min! That does not look very hard at all.
Hmmmm. No that the fear is gone, I need to decide on which hat!
There are so many beautiful hats out there, it really is hard to decide!
Many thanks once again.
Mike, you want an Indy hat for not too high a price?
I'd say there are two to look at:
Fed IV as already mentioned.
Garrison Hatters - this is a custom made hat and David Garrison is selling them right now for $175; really good deal.
Here's my Garrison
Want something better? Look at the Adventurebilt Henry or one of the all beaver customs from Penman Hats.
To be honest, I really love the Garrison. Mine is my go-to outdoor, crappy weather hat - it takes a lot of abuse and looks as nice as the day it arrived.
Last edited by DJH; 03-02-2012 at 05:36 PM.
David - 21st Century Man
The Federation is unbeatable..... my .o2
"When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality."
Garrison is a custom hatter, made to your measurements.
Yep, you give him your actual measurement and David will make the hat to suit.
At the time I got mine the wait was about 7 or 8 weeks. This included him taking a break to move the office for his day job (the custom hat guys often do this as a part time gig) so the wait might be shorter now. I'd give him a shout and ask him.
David - 21st Century Man
I have three Federations - two IVs, and a III. They are fantastic hats. There is no comparison to a Dorfman-Pacific, especially the wool variety.
Feds are full-bodied, great looking, tough hats. My brown IV is my go-to hat that I wear 90% of the time. Creasing is simple, as shown in the video. If you like the crease, then set it with steam, or with water from a spray bottle, my preferred method. And then if you decide later that you want to change the crease, just wet or steam it again and re-do or adjust it.
'There is a fine line between art and fondling.'
If you youtube you can find my other vids for the Raiders if you want. There out there for the viewing. Its not that hard to crease a hat just take your time with it and try not to put anything harsh. Watch the vid a couple of times and you will notice I don't put anything firm right away.