Akubra Campdraft

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

  1. Bluegrass Green, Taupe Fawn, Silverbelly.

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    Choose wisely. :cool:

    You're right about the Taupe Fawn; it can change colors pretty drastically depending on the lighting. But I like it and, of the three in the photo, it's the one that gets the most head time.
     
  2. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    I like the Fawn and the Bluegrass. When it comes to buy a new hat I will have a hard choice to make. From experience, I find it hard to keep light colours looking good. They get marks and stains on them pretty easily.
    Johnny
     
  3. Mark53

    Mark53 New in Town

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    Silver Belly is a good color for summer wear. Living where I do, one can't always depend ao a summer day with no rain. I have messed up straw hats that have gone rained on, on a day that was clear in the morning. Silver Belly however, is "only as clean as you are" (quoting a hat salesman at JJ Hat Center) If you aren't a white glove person (I'm not) it will get dirty.
     
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  4. This was definitely a concern when I ordered my Silverbelly CD. I don't abuse my hats, but I don't "baby" them either; I give 'em a good brushing when they need it, but that's about it. I've had my Silverbelly for almost four years and the only stain is on the top of the crown, caused by an encounter with a low tree branch (sap). I did notice, however, while looking at that photo that the lower left/front corner of the bow has come untacked; I might have to address that one of these days.
     
  5. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    My BGCD is starting to look its age. I've been toying with the idea of having it cleaned and blocked but that would erase its "character" so I remain hesitant.
     
  6. andrew_AU

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    Is it just me, or do they look like they came of different blocks? The SB seems to be more tapered than the BGG...?
     
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  7. hccbo

    hccbo New in Town

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    Just ordered a bgg...was taking years off my life tryin to pick a color until I realized all the other options were a three month wait in my size. If this one fits though...I could be in for it
     
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  8. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    for the sake of your health don't limit yourself to one!
     
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  9. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    I don't believe Akubra has only one Camp Draft crown block in each size.
     
  10. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    Ture. But I would have expected the blocks to be duplicates of each other with no/minimal variation
     
  11. Bob Roberts

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    I wouldn't.
     
  12. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    because it's Akubra or because it's a mass-produced hat? or both?
     
  13. Bob Roberts

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    A little bit of both maybe. Blocks acquired over the years from different sources.
     
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  14. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    interesting. that would certainly explain why I have two Fed IV's that look quite different
     
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  15. Bob Roberts

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    Looking at hundreds if not thousands of images of Feds and Camp Drafts over the years, I really do believe the blocks vary and I know it's not always just the camera angles...
     
  16. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

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    So I know this is in here somewhere because I’ve seen something about it, but can’t find it.
    I have 3 Campdrafts, the taupe fawn and BGG are my go to. Wear them daily. The SB I rarely wear because the brim has a big curl to it. And when I pop the front down, it is very drastic.
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    Is there a way to flatten them brim a bit to look more like my others...
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    Looking back at older pics of the SB, it used to not have this much of a curl.

    Thanks for the help


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  17. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

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    This is an older pic of the Silverbelly that I meant to add...
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  18. Michael R.

    Michael R. Call Me a Cab

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    Get a small Travel Iron , cover the Brim with cloth , steam and iron . The other option is steam the front of the brim and lightly tug it down to desired point . Others might explain it better . @alanfgag or @Hurricane Jack or someone else could probably explain it better , but to go up steam on the top , to go down steam on the bottom . Steam the direction you want to go .
     
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  19. Michael R.

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    @Cap_7597 I've been meaning to ask you about Overalls that still have button flies . Looking Good Hero ! Merry Christmas !
     
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  20. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

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    Thanks. Did not know that. What made it curl over this last year? It’s mainly set in the box.


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