Akubra Overload

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

  1. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Time to get out the Fall hiking hats. A black and a gray Stockman. I like these for hiking because the short, down turned brims give just enough protection for my ears and neck, but don't rub on my backpack. I re- bashed the gray one





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  2. Nine looking hats. I feel silly wearing most cowboy hats; however, the Akubra Cattleman and the Tableland are versatile hats that don't make me feel like a poser. I much prefer them to American cowboy hats for casual wear (I don't even own a horse).
     
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  3. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    This is one of the reasons I like the outback style hats over most of my Fedoras. With the curved brim I can wear my hat while driving without it hitting the headrest.
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  4. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thank you, my favorite hats are vintage western, even though I haven't owned a horse for many years. Western hats and outback hats are far more common than fedoras where I live. I like them both. I also wear a Camp draft very often and my wife has a Pastoralist. Akubras are hard to beat in the back country, in my opinion.

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  5. Joao Encarnado

    Joao Encarnado I'll Lock Up

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    I never owned a horse... but I would like to.
     
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  6. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I would like to own another one also. Although you don't have to own a horse to appreciate western attire. I often dress western, but not cowboy, there is a difference.

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  7. jlw

    jlw One of the Regulars

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    I have a gray Stockman. I did the brim similar to yours, but I can't get the side dents like I want them. I like how you have done the bash.
     
  8. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thank you, I just soaked it down with distilled water from a spray bottle to get the crown open, then the center dent, and let it dry. I then steamed in the side dents.

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  9. jlw

    jlw One of the Regulars

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    I'll give that a try.
     
  10. Preacher Man

    Preacher Man A-List Customer

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    Willebe, that Cattleman looks good on you! It's one of my favorite Akubras, I like em! What part of Ky are you from? I'm here in the Bluegrass state too.
     
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  11. Willebe

    Willebe A-List Customer

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    Hey, Preacher Man. I am outside of Lexington. Are we neighbors?

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  12. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I like this hat! After seeing yours and Hurricane Jack's, I realize how much I like them. Looked at them on line last night. Another Akubra on my list!

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  13. Wearing my MSCD today.

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  14. Desert dog

    Desert dog My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very nice! I like the crease.

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  15. Nice crease, looks light blue.
     
  16. Moonstone is more of a light to medium blue gray. It is photographing more blueish due to the cold morning light inside my truck. My truck interior is gray also, photographing the same as the hat.
     
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  17. thanks Jack, I must consider it as a colour options next time I akubra.
     
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  18. The true color of Akubra's Moonstone can be difficult to capture accurately in photographs, especially depending on the lighting conditions; brighter lighting seems to bring out the blue hue more than dimmer/subdued lighting.

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    Mine, on the right, in direct sunlight. On my monitor the color is quite accurate, gray with a hint of blue. In more subdued lighting the blue isn't as noticeable, and it appears to be a simple medium gray.
     
  19. Willebe

    Willebe A-List Customer

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a Cattleman. It feels great and looks great.

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  20. Preacher Man

    Preacher Man A-List Customer

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    Willebe, I'm outside of Lexington too, 35 miles south, down 27 in Stanford. Lincoln County.
     
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