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Akubra Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Kangfish, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck One Too Many

    Love the red in that hat band. looks great.
    Must be an old Snowy River if it has the thin ribbon on it. I know what you mean with the Akubra Logo. I remember when I got mine. I was a little put off by that, but I got over it. That was around 15 years ago now. Man yours must be REALLY old. ;):p
    Johnny
     
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  2. Sorta gettin anxious trying to figure that out...
     
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  3. Ken David

    Ken David Familiar Face

    I just got my bluegrass green Campdraft that I ordered Tues night from everythingaustralian after getting outbid on one on ebay (sold for $15 less than new). It arrived Saturday just in time for a father's day gift from my kids. After reading about sizing I originally was going to order a 59cm but they were out of stock (I wear between a 7 1/4 and 7 3/8), glad I ended up with the 58cm, it appears to be a good fit and is ready to be worn after a quick diamond bash. However the felt is like cardboard, my modern strat royal deluxe is like vintage felt in comparison but for what it is and the price I can't complain (at least it fits) color is unique and will definitely see some head time and look forward in seeing how it wears in the rain if needed.
     
  4. Willebe

    Willebe One of the Regulars

    Congratulations on the Campdraft , and happy father's day.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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  5. FedOregon

    FedOregon My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Happy Fathers Day!

    I highlighted the part above as this was my first impression of my Coober Pedy upon opening my delivery from Oz. It does grow on you, and it does handle the rain with aplomb. My Akubra was the lighter Sand felt, and throughout a couple rainy walks it got a little wet... even a friend at the office said, "oh, that's gonna stain." Nope, it bounced back 100%. I have no doubt your BGCD will do great as well.
     
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  6. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

    Very nice hat! That is one of my favorites.

    I hope that you own a stretcher, retainer or block because I am afraid that you will be needing it in short order. These Akubras do shrink when damp.

    Fed
     
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  7. All 4 of mine did.
     
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  8. Ken David

    Ken David Familiar Face

    Thanks for the heads up. I di not own a stretcher, retainer or any hat bands or blocks. I have been meaning to make a few hat bands out of wood but have not had a chance to pick up some wood....been looking for a 12" log something with a decent grain to cut on the table saw into a couple inch slices and then finish it on the band saw and sander but may have to do this sooner than later.
     
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