Zombie_61
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Zombie_61

I'll Lock Up, Male, from Southern California east of Los Angeles

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    1. BIGG SHOW
      BIGG SHOW
      Hello Zombie,
      I have two Campdraft questions that I’m hoping you can answer for me. I hate to be a bother but, what is the crown height on them AFTER you install your lower style bash?
      Also,how stiff is the brim and crown? I’m leaning towards getting a Deluxe because as I understand it, it’s stiffer. As of right now I’m torn between a Taupe Fawn Imperial Campdraft and the Cedar Brown Deluxe.

      Cheers
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      2. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        I suspect this is true of all fur felt hats, but it's certainly true of Akubras--no matter how stiff the felt is at first, "working" it by shaping and re-shaping the hat softens it little by little.

        Boy, I hate this stupid "limited number of characters" messaging system.
        Oct 7, 2020
      3. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        I do have one Deluxe/Heritage Grade felt Akubra, a Fed IV. That felt was definitely more resistant to the idea of being re-shaped than any of my Imperial Grade hats; I had to shape the crown three times and the brim five or six times before the felt stayed in the shape I wanted.
        Oct 7, 2020
      4. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        I wouldn't describe mine as stiffer, but it's more resilient and all things considered I'd bet the deluxe/Heritage Grade felt would outlast the regular/Imperial felt.

        Regarding which Campdraft you should get, I'd say it doesn't matter because you'll eventually get the other one too. Have fun, and good luck!

        Al
        Oct 7, 2020
    2. Tiki Tom
      Tiki Tom
      Hi zombie... check out “Agents of F.L.A.S.K”... In fun, I posed a question to you. Best regards, Tom
    3. BIGG SHOW
      BIGG SHOW
      Hey Zombie,
      I’m about to grab my first CD.
      I’m a bit anxious ‘bout the crown height. A member said to look at your pics of a lower shaped crown on your CD to see what I could possibly do with one. I like a lower crown than most here. He said you have a lower bash on yours than most. I can’t find the pics?
      Thanks!
      Cheers
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      2. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        I never really thought about it, but I suppose I do prefer my crown lower than most. Check post #4997 of the Akubra Campdraft thread, I re-posted a couple of photos there. And if you have any other questions, comments, or whatever, I'm always willing to help when I can.

        Al
        Feb 25, 2020
    4. Mustang Mike's Hats
      Mustang Mike's Hats
      mikeanddebra1@gmail.com
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    5. Mustang Mike's Hats
      Mustang Mike's Hats
      Irvine. Probably 30 - 40 minutes away. Email me and I'll see if we can figure something out. ( if my wife will let me). LOL!!
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      2. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        Getting together sounds fun, but my schedule is pretty erratic right now. It's a long story, but the short version is that I've been on disability for the last 12+ years and my wife lost her job in January of 2017, so for the last year we've both been focused on trying to find decent paying jobs before we go broke and/or lose our house, both of which are looking like real possibilities at the moment.
        Jun 8, 2018
      3. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        You know how expensive it is to live in California, so I'm sure you understand our predicament. After we "get back on our feet" I'd like to meet up with you, but for now the timing isn't right for me.
        Jun 8, 2018
    6. Mustang Mike's Hats
      Mustang Mike's Hats
      Thanks for continued participation on the forum. I always look forward to your posts. We should try to connect sometime. We're pretty much neighbors!
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      2. Zombie_61
        Zombie_61
        Well, thank you! I look forward to your posts as well. Where in California are you? My wife and I live in Whittier, about 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
        Jun 6, 2018
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    a.k.a. Al (or Alex, or Alexander if you're not into the whole brevity thing) - Hat size 7-1/2 U.S. / 60, regular oval

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