Akubra Overload

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

  1. I think Taupe will be a nice versatile color. I have a Taupe Fawn & really like it.

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  2. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Before following and learning here on the lounge I had disregarded the Akubra line of hats mistakingly assuming they were all outback Aussie style with lamp shade brims hanging down front and back. Picked up this 3 1/4” brim Bushman in Moonstone and pretty much wore it all winter.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    It’s a great hat, really like it’s bluish grey color, bound brim and dimensions.


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  3. GLewis

    GLewis New in Town

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    Nice hat! Did you bash it yourself?
     
  4. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    I really love my vintage hats, but I wear Akubra Camp drafts a lot! The moonstone color is so versatile. Your hat looks great, with a really nice crease!


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  5. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Thanks..Yes I did, it came as an open crown from David Morgan.
     
  6. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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  7. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Ed, I really like the moonstone color
     
  8. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Did it shrink at all since it was new?

     
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  9. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    No I don’t felt like it has shrunk or got any tighter fitting
     
  10. Me too.
     
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  11. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Akubra Sundowner I picked up this past winter. Not a fan of paracord type hat band probably change it when I find the right ribbon. The felt is lighter, denser and more refined than my Bushman.
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  12. HatNut-Jack

    HatNut-Jack New in Town

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    My most recent purchase is the Wentworth in Sorrel. Greta color and great look and feel IMHO.
     
  13. GLewis

    GLewis New in Town

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    I recently received a silver belly Camp Draft. It’s nice! My next Akubra, hopefully, will be a moonstone Fed IV.
     
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  14. Boomerang

    Boomerang New in Town

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    48327204286_c9f9debdc1_z.jpg You caught me before I could properly introduce myself to the folks in the Lounge, but I'd like to say that I have 2 Akubra Bushmen, one in Moonstone and one in Nullarbar Tan, both bashed with a cattleman's crease.
     
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  15. Boomerang

    Boomerang New in Town

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    Sorry for my delay in providing pics. I haven't been a member of a forum for a few years and my photo posting skills are out of date. That said, you got a glimpse of the Moonstone Bushman above, so I thought I'd show the NT as well.

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  16. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    My problem is that both colors look great and it’s hard to decide between them. You had the right idea by just getting both.


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  17. GLewis

    GLewis New in Town

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    I recently bought a Camp Draft, and it was very loose when I bought it! After I bashed it, it tightened up considerably. I really recommend the silver belly Camp Draft.
     
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  18. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    Can anyone identify the style of this Akubra hat listed on ebay?

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    The last photo in the ad shows writing on the front of the sweat band where I've seen the hat style written for other Akubra hats. I can't figure out what it says and don't know enough about these hats to identify it from the other photos.

    Thanks in advance,
    Russ
     
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  19. I can't make it out. Looks like "Long--t-n" to me but that doesn't bring anything up. It's Imperial grade so if you like the style & dimensions then you know about what you would be getting.
     
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  20. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    My guess was Longreach, also the name of a town.
     
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