Akubra Campdraft

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

  1. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange I'll Lock Up

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    I had a bad experience with Hats by the 100 (another face of Australian Gear) a few years back and wouldn't recommend them. (They shipped me a black Bogart when I'd ordered a grey one, then wouldn't admit to their mistake and allow a return/exchange even after I sent photographic evidence it wasn't what I ordered.)

    Conversely, I've only had great Akubra-buying experiences with Everything Australian, HatsDirect, and Aussie Bush Hats & Oilskins. Just sayin'.
     
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  2. tropicalbob

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  3. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You forgot you had a Gannon coming?!
     
  4. Michael R.

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    As Bob said , Intervention . Haha ! Akubra Hats are a Great Value , and tough . Seems the more you throw at them the better they get . I always have to fight my desire for a couple of Westerns , and Campdrafts , and others when I go look . But I don't have a Gannon coming . I have got my first Strat ordered , but it'll be a while before it comes . If I knew how the 2 1/2" brim looked on me I'd have a better idea how to proceed . Anthony Rocks them All so well , and he could sell tickets to come see his hat room ! Haha , it would be like the Corvette Museum to a Corvette collector , Great Hats in there ! I really would like to see a video tour . And the Drum kits ... I bet he has some nice ones . But in Hats , Moon and Alan and a few more , Yawy the would be KOOL ! Dinerman , and too many to mention .

    You know the Squatter has a New Color , too I think its Fawn ? But they show it Pork-Pied , though they come Open Crown , they look Great in normal bashes . It's almost Winter Down Under , Akubra will be opening up the felt Hat offerings , more colors this season . ... I haven't heard lately , but Rabbits took over Aussieland , they're a pest and trying to get rid of them , I guess thats why Akubra can get the felting fur and make a Great Hat for less cost . And I'm thankful for it . If I listed all the Akubras I would like , man ! The list would be long . ... not a Fedora , but the Woomera in SanTone Fawn is one I'd like . Glad they added Loden to the Campdraft colors !
     
  5. moontheloon

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    I get on auto pilot sometimes ... I saw the new color and was just like.. ok ... here we go ... order time ... then pop!
     
  6. moontheloon

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    thanks for the kind words my man ... but my room is a pale lonely place compared to Alan, Steve, Eric, Vic, Michael and guys like that

    I do have some really great pieces ... but those guys have ONLY great pieces
     
  7. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

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    If Loden is also known as Mid brown, that is the RM Williams color.

    http://www.australiangear.com/rm-williams-by-akubra-mid-brown.html

    Very nice dark chocolate brown with a hint of gray along the edges of the felt.

    Hard to photo properly, but quite pleasant to see.

    IMG_6533 Guide.jpg

    Above shows with filtered sunlight and no flash, but the color is still washed out a bit. The hatband and edge ribbon are a little closer to the color of the hat body. Darker to my eye than mid brown.

    Fed
     
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  8. Bob Roberts

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    How is that possible?
     
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  9. Bob Roberts

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    You need to hire an inventory control manager and do a weekly running inventory.
     
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  10. rclark

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  11. KyleK

    KyleK One of the Regulars

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    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.
     
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  12. Michael R.

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    You know I have them in my Bookmarks , but when I looked , it's updated , because before they had Old Style "Boss of the Plains" Akubras showing available (not the Telescopic crowns of late , Cattleman Ceased) , but I bet it would be a good idea to check . The Best Most Up to Date Akubra Hat Website Retail is www.hatsdirect.com The Hattery , but some styles they don't offer , or show that others do . ... I always wonder why no Aussie Site sells The Bushman ? That's a Great Hat ! Seriously ! The first Akubra I bought , and I'll try to always have one , 3 1/4" Brim and I think 5 1/2" crown (a little low to me for some creases on my head , but others may not have any trouble) , but I really like it . I guess US , or export only ? Not sure .
     
  13. rclark

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    I don't know why one can only get the Bushman here in the US. It is a great hat!
     
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  14. Frunobulax

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    Truer words...
     
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  15. Eliesti

    Eliesti A-List Customer

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    Can anyone confirm that Loden is the same color as the brown Fed IV? I was thinking about a Lawson in Loden and already own a brown Fed IV so j could know what to expect.
     
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  16. Michael R.

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    Well to me they look the same , check www.hatsdirect.com and look at a Dark Brown Fed IV , then check out the Rough Rider in Loden , and see what you think .

    You could email Hats Direct , and ask , I think Trudy is who responds .

    The Fed IV gives you an up close , it looks just like the RM Williams , to me the Rough Rider looks the same , but it doesn't give you the close up .
     
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  17. rclark

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    Well, I received an email that the CD will not be available in this color, so my order was cancelled. Crud. Back to square one.
     
  18. Michael R.

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    Not Cool ! They still have the RM Williams Akubra , just a Campdraft pre-creased , at Australian Gear and Nungar < I think I saw last night . Sorry !
     
  19. rclark

    rclark Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks! Have you ever ordered from Nungar?
     
  20. Michael R.

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    I haven't , yet , but wedgetail said he orders from them and Australian Gear . I had looked at them and had them Bookmarked , then just removed the Bookmark , but after he said he liked ordering there , I added it again . He lives in NSW AU , been posting to Akubra Overload Thread .

    Yeah , just looked , they (Nungar) still show Campdraft and RM Williams both Mid-Brown , (up to 12 week wait) on the Campdraft . That was who you ordered from wasn't it ? Wedgetail said if you contact Akubra directly sometimes they'll have a color and style in your size . I saw their contact info , at one site , may have been Nungar , I'd have to look .
     
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