Akubra Overload

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Colby Jack, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

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    High tech long oval vice

    Has anyone seen the high tech method used to put a long oval shape on Akubras?

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  2. job

    job One Too Many

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    The original device was on the knee and pulling back.
    If it works then use it.

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  3. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

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    How long does it take for hats to come from EA to the USA?

    Got my shipping notice this morning :D

    The package just cleared Melbourne and I was wondering when I should expect it to arrive in the Gulf South. (Or more accurately, when should I plan to take some time off to play with the new toys...)

    Fed
     
  4. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Mine have arrived in less than a week, but I'm on the west coast so it might take two or three days beyond that to reach you.
     
  5. Fed in a Fedora

    Fed in a Fedora Practically Family

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    Thanks Zombie!

    Looking forward to a pair of new CampDrafts - complete with long oval shape. It has been a long wait for the Silverbelly and I am finally getting impatient.

    By the way, what is the hat and color in your photo? Particularly, nice hat!

    Fed
     
  6. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It took all of mine 10-12 days to get to West Texas. The time in customs at LAX is why it takes so long.
     
  7. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Thank you! It's an Akubra Federation IV in Tawny Fawn. It's currently my favorite, and my go-to hat on most days.
     
  8. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Welp, I just lost my Banjo Paterson a couple days ago. Hung it on my bike rack as I put my things into my car at the end of the work day and...well...had driven all the way back to my apartment before I realized I hadn't taken it off that rack.

    So, I'm in the market for a new Akubra. Thinking about a lighter-colored one for the summer. The Cattleman in Sand sold by EA is lookin' mighty appealing right about now lol.
     
  9. Rogera

    Rogera My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nooooooooooooo! Oh well, at least there is a silver lining to that cloud!
     
  10. Cattleman is a whole lot of brim Alexander.
    Good lid tho...lots of cowboy remarks instead of Indy ones...
     
  11. old-time-stevie

    old-time-stevie New in Town

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    Oh man - major bummer about losing the BP!
    Have you considered a Panama?
     
  12. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I haven't, actually. Can a Panama hold up under rainy weather? I was lookin' at Akubras mainly for outdoorsing/inclement weather. Most other times in hot weather I either wear a newsboy or no hat at all.
     
  13. old-time-stevie

    old-time-stevie New in Town

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    No, a Panama won't hold up to much rain. A little is ok but they will lose their shape in a downpour and you will have to reshape it as it dries. An Akubra is great in a downpour as you already know. Where a Panama shines is in the hot sun. By reflecting the sun, providing shade and breathing; it makes me feel much cooler than no hat at all.
    Maybe you need both? Can't have too many hats can we? ;)
     
  14. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You, sir, make an excellent point. And welcome to the Lounge! Hope you enjoy your stay.
     
  15. Crazy Dave

    Crazy Dave Familiar Face

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    My Sombrero got here. This is not a subtle hat. It is wild. Something like the deranged mutant wide-brim offspring of a top hat, a bowler, and a wallaby. The crown is enormous, gave it a tugboat crease to bring it down a little. Still tugboat-sized. I love it.

    Pics included.
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  16. ManofKent

    ManofKent My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a lot of hat for the money :) Great fun too.
     
  17. Brian Niebuhr

    Brian Niebuhr One of the Regulars

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    Looks great Crazy Dave! These hats ARE boats! The vent holes in the crown even look like friggin portholes!
    You're a guitar slinger, is this hat gonna see any stage time?

    My avitar pic is me with my well loved '52 reissue tele and an old 10x Stetson. I forgot I even had an avitar pic, they don't show on my crappy phone internet.
     
  18. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    The sombrero is huge :)
    Hmmine looks to have a lower crown. Let me check...
     
  19. Neophyte

    Neophyte My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Awesome lid, Crazy Dave. I'm been considering a Sombrero for a while, but the only good pics I could find of it were Bush Tucker Man pics. Looks great!


    Since I lost my Banjo Paterson last week, I've been looking around thinking about what Akubra to buy next. I had been considering the Cattleman in Fawn, but had a hard time conceptualizing the shape and brim width and wondering if it were right for me. When lo and behold who do I meet this morning but a man working in the same building with a Cattleman in Fawn. I was shocked at the coincidence. He was shocked to meet someone else who knew what Akubra was lol. That sold it, though. My next hat's gonna be a Cattleman, just gotta agonize over the color choices and whether to order from DM or EA, all that jazz.
     
  20. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    My Sombrero.
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