Akubra Campdraft

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

  1. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

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    The Big Wait

    We'll see what happens. I just ordered one of their Stylemasters, which still shows Bluegrass green as an option, with a 3 month wait. If the can do it for one style, why not another?
     
  2. KeyGrip

    KeyGrip A-List Customer

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    I just recieved an email from EverythingAustralian informing me that
    I replied and changed my order to Silverbelly. I wonder if I just ordered too late.
     
  3. K.D. Lightner

    K.D. Lightner Call Me a Cab

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    I have my lovely silverbelly Campdraft, and now I want one of those red spiders to pin on it.

    I love spiders.

    karol
     
  4. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    Email back from Everything Australian

    Sam sent me an email saying he'd add my name to the list...and I also asked him to add my request for a heritage felt Camp Draft...We'll see what happens with that...[huh] :D
     
  5. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    I bet that will look great!...A red spider on silverbelly...It should really stand out!:eusa_clap
     
  6. tm3

    tm3 Familiar Face

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    can you post (or PM me) the email address? i can't get the email submission form on thier www site to work.

    thanks
     
  7. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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  8. tm3

    tm3 Familiar Face

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  9. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    I am sorry to hear that kabuto. I know many people here have Campdrafts on order due to the favorable exchange rate - myself included. I hope the whole batch isn't as sloppy.
     
  10. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    I got my campdraft and unfortunately I have to agree with kabuto's thoughts. The ribbon is a bit sloppy, the flange isn't crisp and the wind trolly wasn't tied on right. But, I didn't pay much money for it and I got it as a knock-around hat. So I am happy with it. I was able to retie the wind trolly and readjust the ribbon.

    I certainly enjoyed bashing it myself.


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  11. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Karl.. I have to say I think it looks fantastic!!!!!!
    The crease is spot on and the ribbon looks fine to me!
    :eusa_clap Great job!!! :eusa_clap

    remember to add this to The Brotherhood of the Thin Ribbon!
     
  12. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    and add it to the Akubra Overload thread while yer at it...:D
     
  13. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    I wasn't sure where to put it. There are so many Akubra threads going right now.
     
  14. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    I am very pleased with mine. I like the ribbon short and not floppy/sloppy. Yours looks great!:eusa_clap
     
  15. KY Gentleman

    KY Gentleman One Too Many

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    I think it looks great Karl. The bash is very good, not to tight a pinch.:eusa_clap
     
  16. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    Karl, it looks great, brother.
     
  17. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee One Too Many

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    Bad news, good news

    Bad news: I tried to order a Campdraft in Taupe Fawn, size 59, yesterday. This morning, I got an email from Hats Direct. They're out of stock in those. :( They expect a new shipment in a couple of weeks, but those are all earmarked for other customers (hopefully some of you Loungers are in that group). The next batch for which they can take an order will be January '09. The good news is that they still have size 59 Campdrafts in silverbelly.

    The other bad news is that the price jumped again sometime between my order last night and this morning.
     
  18. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    Ya know it had to happen with the onslaught of orders they have had. Good thing I ordered my 4 early.

    If you have to wait til Jan. then maybe check everything australian and see if they are cheaper before you order. I went with them for 2 of mine because they charged my card right away even though the hats won't be in until Jan.
     
  19. Spats McGee

    Spats McGee One Too Many

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    Yeah, it's still a bummer, though. Everything Australian is usually a little cheaper, but all of their Campdrafts are marked as having a 3 month wait. If I'm going to have to wait 3 months anyway, I might as well do it a little less expensively.
     
  20. RedPop4

    RedPop4 One Too Many

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    I think the 3 months wait disclaimer is, sometimes, just to cover their backside. I've heard, here before, that they often ship sooner than that but leave that to ensure they don't make delivery promises they can't keep.
     

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