Akubra Campdraft

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

  1. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'd like to see how you crease them, Michael. I have a mid brown ordered in Feb that I'm waiting for. I see EA will have the Campdraft available in Bluegrass Green again. I e-mailed Sam and asked to see pics of the color, and he responded with a couple of pics of a bluegrass green Stylemaster. The color looks more gray than green in the pictures he sent. I can post those if anyone is interested.
     
  2. billyspew

    billyspew One Too Many

    Ordered my first campdraft today, in Taupe Fawn (from EA). Now I've got to forget I ordered it so I don't spend months anticipating it!
     
  3. Michael Bonner

    Michael Bonner New in Town

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    Sorry...

    I can't post pictures: never figured how. I'll see if perhaps my tech savvy son can do it.

    I dry creased the hats by hand in about three minutes: a long "C" crown and medium dents. No problem: both hats took and held the bash effortlessly.
     
  4. Michael Bonner

    Michael Bonner New in Town

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    Regarding greens...

    I have a "willow green" Squatter from EA and a "bluegrass green" Aussie (I forget the name) from DW. The willow has perhaps a wee bit more grey and maybe a wee bit darker than the bluegrass, but the colors are very, very close, nearly indistinguishable on the hatrack in room lighting. Both are a bit lighter than the "moss green" I have some samples of.
     
  5. If you can email photos, then PM me & I can get them posted.
     
  6. billyspew

    billyspew One Too Many

    Looks like they had mine in stock so hopefully should be going out soon!
     
  7. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    Ribbon change on a Campdraft?

    Ok, those of you in the Brotherhood of the Thin Ribbon will organize the townspeople to come after me with pitchforks and torches for asking this question, but be advised that my Adam Premier retains its thin ribbon...

    Has anyone changed the ribbon on their Campdraft? I'm thinking of removing the thin ribbon on the Silverbelly I've ordered and dressing it up a bit with a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" ribbon, maybe charcoal. It won't ship to me until the end of April, so I'll have to see how I like the thin ribbon first. But I like the idea of a wider, darker ribbon with that lighter color. Thoughts?
     
  8. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    Well, it is sacrilege but ...

    Have you considered asking the seller to put a wider ribbon over the existing ribbon? They may be willing to do this.
    If you don't like the wider ribbon, it can be removed and the original ribbon will remain.

     
  9. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    If the retail vendor or vendors are willing to do this, of course with the cooperation of Akubra, then there will be a stampede! Imagine the new horizons for Akubra fans.
     
  10. jazzncocktails

    jazzncocktails A-List Customer

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    I ordered it from Hats Direct, and the customer service contact (I can't recall whether it was Jenny or Deb) said that they don't change out ribbons, but they'd see if they have a charcoal or black ribbon in stock and would send that along with the hat (at no extra cost, apparently) with directions on how to do it myself.

    That was precisely my thought, Carter: add the wider ribbon on top of the thin ribbon so the thin one is always there as a back-up.
    Steve
     
  11. tm3

    tm3 Familiar Face

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    i just got my campdraft and was going to post the same question. i'm curious how one installs the wider ribbon over the narrow one?

    and now i have to find a ribbon ...
     
  12. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    Campdrafts with wide ribbons! Oohhh La La!
     
  13. Then it's not really a Campdraft. It started out as one but is now customized. Take the thin ribbon off an Open Road & it is no longer an Open Road, IMHO, changes the whole nature of the lid....
     
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  14. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    Have to agree with you there - so what is a Campdraft with a big wide ribbon? That's pretty much what the Stetson Nostalgia was supposed to look like, wasn't it? I think you could call it the Akubra Nostalgia....
     
  15. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    I want one!
     
  16. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    Here's my mid-brown Campdraft with an unswirled 23 ligne cotton/rayon grosgrain ribbon. The ribbon is just pinned on to show what the hat would look like with a wide ribbon.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    It sure is not a Campdraft any more :eusa_clap. I really am enamored with the the Open Road dimensions regardless of ribbon width.

    I may just have to get some ribbon. Hmmm.... now what color Campdraft to order and what color ribbon...hmmm...
     
  18. Sacrilege! I'm telling Rusty & boy are you going to get it....:eek: ;) :D lol
     
  19. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    lol lol lol
     
  20. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    lol lol lol
    I didn't do it. I just pinned a wider ribbon on for demonstration purposes. Honest! :eek:
     

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