Akubra Overload

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

  1. moontheloon

    moontheloon I'll Lock Up

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    never had an Indy comment either in all my years wearing hats

    only other comments besides ... nice hat ... and things like that have been ... "good morning Rabbi"

    I roll with it
     
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  2. Just Cheech Marin comments.
    I asked for a custom Gandolf hat for Christmas.
    Sorry, can't help myself tonight!
     
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  3. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    More like "Chooch" Marin...
    It will go with the beard...
    No prob. Must be the Buffalo Trace...
     
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  4. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    You must intimidate them...
     
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  5. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Guess were just not the Raiders type...
     
  6. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Yeah, but I always thought Ray Guy was pretty good.


    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  7. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Ok. Very funny. You made me look him up.
     
  8. Luftwaffles

    Luftwaffles One of the Regulars

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    I've never gotten an Indy comment either, but curiously I have received several James Bond comments so I guess it's something?
    But on the topic at hand here is my Carbon Gray FED IV
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    You can't see it here, but there's actually a tilt to the brim.
     
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  9. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The closest I've come to getting an "Indy" comment was from a good friend who, upon seeing my Tawny Fawn Fed IV for the first time, asked, "Isn't that kind of like the hat in the Indiana Jones movies?"

    The simple fact is that you're going to draw attention to yourself if you wear something that's different from what the sheeple around you are wearing. If other people like whichever hat I'm wearing, great. If not, that's fine with me. I wear them because I like them, and "negative" reactions from anyone who isn't a respected family member or friend won't dissuade me.
     
  10. jlw

    jlw One of the Regulars

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    I have a custom made outback/fedora. It looks nothing like the "Indy" or Raylan Givens hat, but I have gotten "Indy" and "Raylan" responses to it. I've even gotten them with a cheap Stetson Cromwell wool hat that is black.
     
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  11. M_Neal

    M_Neal New in Town

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    I've had a couple "gangster" or "Al Capone" remarks wearing my Stylemaster with a wool topcoat... no biggie.
     
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  12. runningbare

    runningbare New in Town

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    Just a heads up David Morgan has a couple Akubra hats on sale. Mostly black in color.
     
  13. Roanoke Jim

    Roanoke Jim New in Town

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    I don't get many comments on my fedoras either but I do catch people taking a peek just about everyday.
     
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  14. Sonero

    Sonero Practically Family

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    I just wanted to mention about the great experiences I had with both everythingaustralian.com and hats direct.com I have been waiting for a while for my hats to arrive and I must say I am very pleased with all of them.

    Akubra has a slight tendency to vary in size and has minor quality control issues at times. Nothing to big too worry about though and nothing you can't fix with some window seal tape to adjust size.

    I now have from Akubra :

    2 Campdrafts
    1 Rink
    3 Hamptons
    1 Bogart
    4 Fed iv's

    I like them all and find them to be a great value for the money.

    " Hey where did you get your hat ? "


    AUSTRALIA....Custom Made
     
  15. RJR

    RJR

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    I agree,dollar for dollar I don't think you can equal or beat them.
     
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  16. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    I agree. At their prices I can live with Akubra's inconsistencies and "not quite top shelf" quality.
     
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  17. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just got my Akubra Leisure Time in the mail today. Very happy with this hat, and it's an absolutely beautiful hat too. I swapped out the Akubra band for a woven leather one, and added a chinstrap since it's so light. I can't believe I never bought an Akubra before this!
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  18. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Whenever I get to thinking the Fed IV is "too much hat" for me with its wider brim, I put it on and like it all over again. Especially if it's raining!
     
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  19. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Too much hat? I thought the same about the Cattleman. Now I think I need a wider brim for proper summer shade. ;)
    Johnny
     
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  20. bluesforchallah

    bluesforchallah Practically Family

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    Sorry for the lousy photos. We were celebrating my wife's 50th birthday with a hat themed party. It was dark in the restaurant and taken with a cell phone.

    My BGGCD:

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