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Akubra Riverina safari-ized

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Inspired by Mike K.'s earlier thread on his Riverina modifications, here is my version. Mine is in fawn and purchased at discount from Outbackoutlet.com back when I also bought the Adventurer.

    The Riverina looks like this out of the box:


    I've extended the side dents forward with water and steam and, obviously, added the pugaree. It's 1" cotton twill tape in natural, not dyed at all (Mike tea-dyed his).

  2. Wow!

    :eusa_clap :eusa_clap Very cool...I want one now!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap
  3. Those side dents make it pop!:eusa_clap
  4. Very nice!! Much better on the sides now!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap
  5. surely

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  6. AlanC, Great job!!! Beautiful results!!! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

    RJCNTX Familiar Face

    Beautiful job. I extended the dents on mine the exact same way.
  8. Sweet! Frank Buck would have brought back more alive, if he would have had such a sweet hat as this!!:D
    Great job alan!
  9. Nice job! It gives the hat a totally new look. :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
  10. Mike in Seattle

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    Very nice! Excellent job.
  11. Yohanes

    Yohanes One of the Regulars

    Wow, combined with some safari shirt - you'll become ... what do you call that WWII commando under Wingate ... Chindits? :)
  12. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Alan, That is a wonderful transformation! Well Done!:cheers1:
  13. deanglen

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    Very Nice job, Alan. The side dents really give it character that sets off the puggaree. Then again, you could squeeze that crown even more for my taste. Note the image below.

  14. Alternative to Pugaree ...Bwana AlanC

    [​IMG] The Wills & Geiger version
  15. AlanC

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    Cookie, I'm going more for sahib than bwana.

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Certainly Mike K. is the one who deserves all the credit since he's the one who figured out Riverina + pugaree = cool hat.

    I understand there may be more Riverina pugs in the near future.
  16. Havana

    Havana One of the Regulars

  17. Just to reiterate my comments over in the Adventure Gear thread, that hat looks fantastic, Alan! Those side-by-side shots really show what just a little bashing can do, and it really makes the hat your own. Looking forward to some action shots!
  18. What have I started!!! :D :eek:
    Well, everyone I think it is time that the pugarreed bwanas get together for a little safari (domestic or abroad). Of course we'd probably want to start swapping hats, changing pug colors, etc. lol But can't you just see all those great Akubras together in one place, along with tons of khaki safari jackets, canvas tents, leather riding boots, express rifles, and a nice barbequed pig with cold beer all around!
  19. Mmmm.... Barbequed pig.....

    Sounds like a great idea, Mike!

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