Akubra Overload

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

  1. RJR

    RJR

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    I wish that sale hadn't been mentioned :D .
     
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    I was browsing the Australiangear.com site and found two more hats now offered in BGG, the Cattleman and Coober Pedy, and on sale. I promptly ordered a Cattleman.
     
  3. Motorcyclist

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    I do love my Coober Pedy

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  4. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    That's one good looking hat. I seriously thought about one, but my wife had ordered a Lawson, in loden as a Christmas present, so I decided two in the mail at once is enough.
     
  5. Lt.hats

    Lt.hats A-List Customer

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    [​IMG]

    Motorcyclist, I know the feeling, my Coober Pedy is my goto weekend and vacation hat.


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  6. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    Lt.Hats

    Which hat is that? It does not look like the Coober Pedy which has a leather band with an opal inset.
     
  7. Obsessed

    Obsessed One of the Regulars

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    I'm going to guess it's a Coober Pedy from David Morgan. They sell them with a ribbon band, presumably so as not to compete with their Lightning Ridge, which is similar and has the leather/opal band.

    In any event, that's a nice-looking color.
     
  8. Lt.hats

    Lt.hats A-List Customer

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    Give that man a cigar! It was from David Morgan. I wanted the Coober Pedy and didn't want to wait for it to come from Australia, so I bought it from D.M. I actually didn't notice the difference until I got it.


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  9. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    It looks a bit more dressy to me than the one with the leather band and opal. I looked at the DM site and presume that one you pictured is the moss green.

    I may pick up one in the sand color for summer.
     
  10. Lt.hats

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    You are absolutely correct, I just looked at the David Morgan website and realized I confused my colors. [emoji3]


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  11. wcbrown

    wcbrown One of the Regulars

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    WELL!! i just joined the Fed IV club, now the wait. I am anxious to experience all the positive comments you guys have made about these.......AND as someone had mentioned, probably should have picked up a couple at the price they are going for right now, WOW deal of the the New Year . Thanks everyone for the info on these..
     
  12. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Wlcm. Njoy.
     
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  13. ADHD librarian

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    I'm currently visiting my father and thought the lounge would like a look at his cattleman, worn for many years on the tractor.
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  14. RJR

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    Wow,it has "experience"!
     
  15. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    Experience I don't know. Abuse yes.
    Now the... "wear"... I find it a bit weird.
     
  16. ADHD librarian

    ADHD librarian One of the Regulars

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    I think I might take issue with the claim of abuse. The Akubra is traditionally the hat of the Australian man on the land & this one has done its job (and been retired). A drive through any Australian country town will see plenty of hats not dissimilar to this. The wear on the crown comes from constantly taking the hat off to mop the brow. And a working man's hands are rarely cleaned before he takes his hat off.

    This is one of the reasons there are so few vintage hats in Aus. A hat is worn until it is time for a new one. At which point the town hat becomes the work hat and you buy a new town hat.

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  17. Obsessed

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  18. Knotten

    Knotten Practically Family

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    The Australian dollar just fell to below 70 cents U.S. Just saying ...
     
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  19. Motorcyclist

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    You're not helping my wallet. I'm already thinking about getting a Traveller and a Territory.....
     
  20. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    If you want to offer me a Sombrero, I'll accept it ;)
    Just saying ...
     

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