Akubra Campdraft

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Spatterdash, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. JoeyC

    JoeyC One of the Regulars

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    I'm with Tommy here on the CD. That look can be duplicated easily, crown 6" or more, brim between 3 1/4"-3 1/2" to my eye.

    you could start here........EE770987633AU
    Miller hats 6" open crown, your choice of color, brim widths, bands. Failing that, any custom hatter could duplicate that hat. Good luck

    For fun I ordered one, need it like I need a third armpit but it will be fun and I'll get some use out of it. Can't turn down tall crowns.:)
     
  2. Looks more like a Boss of the Plains specs if you're sticking to Akubras
     
  3. TPD166

    TPD166 One Too Many

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  4. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    I believe Sam at Everythingaustralian has one Bluegrass green size 61 left from that special run as well. 2 5/8 bound brim.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  5. konadog

    konadog A-List Customer

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    been working on the bash of my silverbelly heritage, here are a few pics...
    AkubraTaper.jpg
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    That looks great!
    I tried one on yesterday, very nice hat.
     
  7. Ginseng

    Ginseng One of the Regulars

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    Looking crisp, Kona! Been noodling about what to do with my new BG CD and this is something i might try.
    Wilkey
     
  8. philosophy101

    philosophy101 A-List Customer

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  9. RJR

    RJR

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    Looks good,Konadog.
     
  10. konadog

    konadog A-List Customer

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    between the color and the dimensions, this hat has become the one i reach for most
     
  11. TPD166

    TPD166 One Too Many

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    If anyone is looking for a Camp Draft in Taupe Fawn (size 59), I just listed mine in the Classifieds - love the hat, but finally moving up to a size 60.
     
  12. Gordon Harlan

    Gordon Harlan New in Town

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    mine finally arrived yesterday. it took close to four months.
    i have to say I'm a little disappointed in the wind trolley. very fine thread, unless its Kevlar or something very strong.

    --sent from broadbandless rural America
     
  13. stratcat

    stratcat One of the Regulars

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    The hat doesn't weigh much and the wind trolley is only there to stop it going down the street, it doesn't have to be that strong.
    I must admit I never use the wind trolleys on mine.
     
  14. Gabe Long

    Gabe Long One of the Regulars

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    I just ordered a CD in SB from Everything Australian. I'll post in 2 months when it comes in. What'll I do til then!?! (86 bucks though!)
     
  15. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Me neither. In fact, the one on my Silverbelly Campdraft started to become unruly so I cut it off; the others are behaving so far. :D

    When you start comparison shopping I think you'll discover $86 is a very reasonable price for a mass-produced fur felt fedora. A good custom hat can easily run three to five times as much, maybe more. And welcome to The Lounge!
     
  16. Gabe Long

    Gabe Long One of the Regulars

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    I've been shopping around for a while, I meant I'm more than happy to wait on such a great hat for so cheap. I bought my first Akubra in '07 from hats direct and it was about a month to wait back then.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Gordon Harlan

    Gordon Harlan New in Town

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    oh, I'm all but certain I'll never use it, anymore than I'd use a lapel button hole. it's just kind of thin and floppy. i like it being anachronistic, especially when i run into an open road wearer.

    --sent from broadbandless rural America
     
  18. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Gorgeous day here. For the first time this year the temp's down in the low 70's, so I wore the BGCD to work. Only problem is that I store the thing upside down, and now the ribbon end sticks up in the front, I was thinking of just touching the end with something sticky, but I thought I'd wait and ask you guys. Any suggestions?
     
  19. Strapped-4-Cache

    Strapped-4-Cache One Too Many

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    The ribbon on my Strat does the same thing. I simply dampen the end of the ribbon, place it where I want it and it tends to dry in place. Works until I hang it on the wall again, then I repeat the process.
     
  20. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Just a little moisture on a Q tip works for me.
     

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