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Akubra Overload

LabRat 101

New in Town
Messages
28
Location
Brookfield, IL
Well I'm trying to post pictures for the fist time. Here is my first Akubra Federation IV in Carbon Grey. Have to say I'm in love with this hat. Very nice felt, fits great and was very easy to bash. It was my first time bashing a hat and was a little nervous about it, but it went very well. I wanted to put a teardrop in it but thought for my first try it might be best to center crease it. It has already seen rain and held up great.

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So how did I do?
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RJR

Messages
10,620
Location
Iowa
Well I'm trying to post pictures for the fist time. Here is my first Akubra Federation IV in Carbon Grey. Have to say I'm in love with this hat. Very nice felt, fits great and was very easy to bash. It was my first time bashing a hat and was a little nervous about it, but it went very well. I wanted to put a teardrop in it but thought for my first try it might be best to center crease it. It has already seen rain and held up great.

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That looks super,nice job.
 

moontheloon

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,590
Location
NJ
Well I'm trying to post pictures for the fist time. Here is my first Akubra Federation IV in Carbon Grey. Have to say I'm in love with this hat. Very nice felt, fits great and was very easy to bash. It was my first time bashing a hat and was a little nervous about it, but it went very well. I wanted to put a teardrop in it but thought for my first try it might be best to center crease it. It has already seen rain and held up great.

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looks great

enjoy
 

Bob Roberts

I'll Lock Up
Messages
11,201
Location
milford ct
Well I'm trying to post pictures for the fist time. Here is my first Akubra Federation IV in Carbon Grey. Have to say I'm in love with this hat. Very nice felt, fits great and was very easy to bash. It was my first time bashing a hat and was a little nervous about it, but it went very well. I wanted to put a teardrop in it but thought for my first try it might be best to center crease it. It has already seen rain and held up great.

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Beautiful. Nice big pinches. Leave it alone! :)
 

Rogera

My Mail is Forwarded Here
Messages
3,365
Location
West Texas
Well I'm trying to post pictures for the fist time. Here is my first Akubra Federation IV in Carbon Grey. Have to say I'm in love with this hat. Very nice felt, fits great and was very easy to bash. It was my first time bashing a hat and was a little nervous about it, but it went very well. I wanted to put a teardrop in it but thought for my first try it might be best to center crease it. It has already seen rain and held up great.

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Yeah that looks great. I think the center dent looks best in the Fed. I've tried diamonds and teardrops and they just never look quite right to me.

HEAD SHOTS PLEASE :)
 

LabRat 101

New in Town
Messages
28
Location
Brookfield, IL
Yeah that looks great. I think the center dent looks best in the Fed. I've tried diamonds and teardrops and they just never look quite right to me.

HEAD SHOTS PLEASE :)


Thanks everyone for the nice comments. As requested by Rogera here is a picture of me leaving this morning for work getting ready for another rainy day around the Chicago area.

 

Xylophile

One of the Regulars
Messages
132
Location
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Here's a thread to keep up with all the Akubra's. Sort of a documentation to keep up with all the styles and actual pics of these wonderful lids perched on our heads. I borrowed the title from a post by Carter...:D

Here's my Adventurer...purchased from Outback Outlet in Pa. It's a really soft and floppy fur felt, not to be confused with David Morgans current offering, also dubbed the "Adventurer".
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The next is a Bushman from DM. Good, solid brown hat. It's softened up nicely since it's purchase in Feb of '08.
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Here's my Camp Draft in silverbelly. One incredible hat!
First shot in open crown...pre bash...
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The next shot is with a diamond bash added...
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One happy Akubra owner...
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Now lets see the rest...ready...set....go!
I just heard back from hatsdirect and it looks like are getting ready for a new deluxe color in the Campdraft:
"...We are in discussions to add another exclusive Campdraft Deluxe colour to our range, but I can't disclose any more for another week or two......
Best,
Trudi Francis
The Hattery"
 

RJR

Messages
10,620
Location
Iowa
I just heard back from hatsdirect and it looks like are getting ready for a new deluxe color in the Campdraft:
"...We are in discussions to add another exclusive Campdraft Deluxe colour to our range, but I can't disclose any more for another week or two......
Best,
Trudi Francis
The Hattery"
I'm interested to see what they offer.
 

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