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  1. KyleK

    Akubra Heritage Fawn vs Tawny Fawn

    Taupe/Tawny is very similar in color to a typical cardboard box. I've seen people compare it to Hot Chocolate, too. Heritage is a nice color. I wish they made a Campdraft version.
  2. KyleK

    De-itching Pendleton shirts?

    I have a bunch of Pendleton shirts. After a few washes and some wear they don't itch at all. That said, unless I spill something on them or really work up a sweat, they can go a year or two before a wash is even necessary. I love wool.
  3. KyleK

    What cigar (or pipe) did you smoke today?

    My Father Le Bijou 1922 Petite Robusto earlier today.
  4. KyleK

    Akubra Campdraft

    I'm doubting that their site is very current. Overall design is dated and that list of available colors is straight out of 2008. Worth sending them an email, though.
  5. KyleK

    Commonly available jeans - higher waist?

    For those looking for a higher rise 505 type of fit I'd recommend Norman Porter's NP02 cut. Probably an inch or two higher rise than current 505's. They're a boutique maker, so not so cheap, but really well made...
  6. KyleK

    Akubra Banjo Paterson or Angler?

    Add the Lawson into the mix as well. Heritage felt, same crown as the Banjo, 3" brim, braided leather band. FWIW - I've found the Heritage felt to withstand repeated exposure to the elements MUCH better than the Imperial felt.
  7. KyleK

    Akubra Capricorn and Stylemaster

    I don't have any comparison pics but I do own both hats. Rest assured, the crowns are pretty much exactly the same.
  8. KyleK

    VS Whiskey 7 1/2

    Up on the block is a fine Whiskey VS. Beaver. 2 5/8" underwelted brim, 5 1/2" open crown. Fits me like a glove - I wear 7 1/2 in modern Stetsons and 61cm in Akubra, both with a little room. Asking $275 shipped USA in the VS hat box it came in.
  9. KyleK

    Fed IV Hat Size: Would you rather shrink? Or stretch?

    I'm with the "Order Up" crowd. Fed definitely runs a little smaller compared to the Campdraft and modern Stetson sizes. FWIW - my now "beater" Campdraft progressed from too big to perfect to needing a regular stretch. That's with 4-5 years of sometimes hard wear. Soaked with rain/sweat many...
  10. KyleK

    Gustin Jeans Selvage Denim made in SF

    You know, it's funny, Cyber Lip - I typed that they feel like pajama pants and then deleted it before posting!
  11. KyleK

    Gustin Jeans Selvage Denim made in SF

    FWIW - I have a pair of Lucky Brand stretch jeans that are still going strong after 9+ years! 98% Cotton 2% Elastane. They were comfortable from the start. No holes, no crotch blowout, just some fraying at the pockets and cuff. Sure, they're closer to white than the deep indigo they started...
  12. KyleK

    Aero Leather Clothing trial update

    Was it ever stated to whom the Stephen Toohey 4am jackets were for? I'd assume it was Iron Heart, since I remember when they first started selling Aero jackets - their turnaround time for delivery was a matter of days, not weeks.
  13. KyleK

    Not to be political but.THIS IS WRONG

    I hate to say it, but the vast majority of the youth market this advertisement is targeting doesn't care about whether the flag is being disrespected or not. See also : Skinny white girls wearing Native American Headdresses. It's ignorant.
  14. KyleK

    Aero Leather Clothing trial update

    Sloan, your coverage of this story is riveting. I'm not a leather jacket enthusiast and I don't own one but I've certainly contemplated it over the years while reading the Outerwear section here. As a result, I became familiar with Aero, the Mark Moye debacle, the startup of Alexander Leathers...
  15. KyleK

    Akubra Campdraft

    Does anyone know if this "Fawn" CD at JJ Hat Center ( http://www.jjhatcenter.com/collections/felt-hats/products/the-campdraft-by-akubra-in-fawn ) is Tawny/Taupe Fawn? They also have the Bushman listed as "Fawn", but then it's description talks about the hat being Nullarbor Tan. If the CD was...
  16. KyleK

    Akubra Campdraft

    Steam never works so well for me with CD's, either. I usually mist them with a water bottle and then shape away.
  17. KyleK

    Akubra (or other) rain-day commuter hat recommendation and / or Stylemaster tweaks

    1. Angler is a much stiffer, definitively outdoors hat. I have one, it's great for camping, fishing, etc. 2. You can make a deep c-crown or diamond bash on a CD and then really push in the sides or go for big dents so it's not so squared off from a front view. After a little wear and some...
  18. KyleK

    Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd

    I have a couple, a grey tweed and a brown herringbone (same hat as pictured in an above post). Irish shops around here are usually well stocked with Hanna Hats. I like 'em a lot!
  19. KyleK

    NEW STETSON 2015 Dress catalog

    Word of warning - whether it be called the Runabout or Traveler, this hat cannot take much weather at all! After having it a few months I got caught in a light rain for a few minutes. Felt shrunk in spots.
  20. KyleK

    NEW STETSON 2015 Dress catalog

    BTW - JJ Hat Center has some of the new hats listed on their site.

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