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  1. andrew_AU

    Akubra Overload

    It is not that unusual. All of our schools have a "sun smart" policy. During our summer months children must wear a hat when playing outdoors. Many schools have Akubra as part of the school uniform. But I suspect they order from Akubra Corporate Direct rather than a retail stockist
  2. andrew_AU

    Ask a question, get an answer

    I should probably post this in "How do folks react to your hat wearing" - but the most common reaction I get from people I work with is "how many hats do you own?". I usually answer "too many, according to my wife - not enough, according to me"
  3. andrew_AU

    How do folks react to your hat wearing?

    I was inside a shopping centre (aka shopping mall) wearing an Akubra Campdraft. Young Shop Assistant: I like your hat Me: thank you Shop Assistant: can I ask you something? Me: sure Shop Assistant: why are you wearing a hat inside? Me: to keep the sun out of my eyes Shop Assistant: [looking up]...
  4. andrew_AU

    Akubra Campdraft

    Did you know HatsDirect have the CD in cedar brown? https://hatsdirect.com/products/campdraft-deluxe-open-crown
  5. andrew_AU

    I love the Fed IV!!

    No not difficult or burdensome to do once you know how. There are some great resources here to help those attempting to crease their first hat too.
  6. andrew_AU

    I love the Fed IV!!

    This is true. But my point is that symmetry isn’t the only option. Some people seem obsessed to achieve symmetry or what they perceive to be perfection when creasing a hat. To my eyes there is no character in a neat, symmetrical, factory type crease. In my opinion if you want a factory fresh...
  7. andrew_AU

    I love the Fed IV!!

    Asymmetric pride!! ;)
  8. andrew_AU

    Akubra Overload

    I have a Cattleman that is my beater. It is the hat I wear when on a boat etc so it often gets wet (felt and leather sweat) and therefore sometimes shrinks a little (which I later correct with a stretcher). As the leather was shrinking I felt the wire was getting uncomfortable so I just pulled...
  9. andrew_AU

    Akubra Overload

    Yes Hats By The Hundred and Australian Gear are the same business. They have two retail shops https://www.hatsbythe100.com.au/retail-store/
  10. andrew_AU

    HUFVUD HATMAKER | Lund, Sweden

    [repost from What Hat Are You Wearing Today] I recently ordered a custom hat from Hufvud in Sweden. Mikael was a pleasure to deal with and the hat was exactly what I was expecting. The felt has a great feel and the colour and quality of finish are exactly what Mikael had explained to me. It's...
  11. andrew_AU

    What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

    I recently ordered a custom hat from Hufvud in Sweden. Mikael was a pleasure to deal with and the hat was exactly what I was expecting. The felt has a great feel and the colour and quality of finish are exactly what Mikael had explained to me. It's always a risk ordering a custom hat from...
  12. andrew_AU

    Ask a question, get an answer

    If there is a solid knot at the stitching you should be fine to trim the excess line/thread. If in doubt go back to your local hat shop (or a local tailor/seamstress) and ask them to do it for you.
  13. andrew_AU

    Ask a question, get an answer

    terrible quality control!
  14. andrew_AU

    All You Need to Know About Hat Etiquette

    Being an Aussie, she's still officially our Queen. She recently wrote a lovely letter to my Grandmother to celebrate my gran's 100th birthday.
  15. andrew_AU

    All You Need to Know About Hat Etiquette

    Admittedly, I'm in Australia...but I'm quite confident it wasn't JFK's fault
  16. andrew_AU

    M.C. Gannon Hat Company

    Michael used to offer rabbit fur. Not sure if is still does. Ask him gannonhatco@gmail.com
  17. andrew_AU

    What hat are you waiting for today?

    Looks awesome. What model is that?
  18. andrew_AU

    Hats on TV

    Looks like a Stratoliner to me
  19. andrew_AU

    I love the Fed IV!!

    to the extent that my opinion is informed, I agree with you
  20. andrew_AU

    I love the Fed IV!!

    Yes she. I was being flippant before. Sorry. There are some differences between the Imperial and Heritage grades but they are almost undetectable differences from the outside. That said there are some colours available in Heritage that aren't available in Imperial. I like the Imperial Fed IV...

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