Akubra Overload

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

  1. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I agree with this post. My CD silverbelly is decidedly creamy white with slight tan tones. Zero grey tones in it.
     
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  2. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi, dkstott, and congratulations on your entry into the wonderful world of Akubras. I was just wondering if you've checked out the Fed IV and the Campdraft styles, as the Stylemaster was my first choice when I first got interested in hats about ten years ago but quickly led to the other styles. This seems to be the pattern, almost without exception, here on the Lounge, and I'll be interested in seeing if you gravitate in that direction. I should also mention that my initial purchase of the Stylemaster also led me into the custom makers that you can find here. I only wish I'd had the opportunity to visit a brick-and-mortar shop like Delmonico's, as there's nothing like seeing how a hat suits your face in a mirror to figure out the styles that suit you best. Anyway, congrats once again and all the best.
     
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  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I totally agree. The Stylemaster and a precursor The Madison were my first fedoras. I don't wear them much at all as now I prefer the higher, fuller crowned, wider brimmed fedoras. When I place the Stylemaster on my head now my reaction is always...."damn, that looks small!"
     
  4. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    At this point, the height of the crown on the Stylemaster is perfect for my height, build & face. It might be because I frequently switch between newsboy caps and hats. A taller crown looks out of place on me.
     
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  5. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    It's a good copy of the Stetson Whippet and I love mine. I have several.
     
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  6. pairrothead01

    pairrothead01 New in Town

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    I have a bit to add on my Akubra experience. I live in the Seattle/Everett area and journey the the small retail store in the online outlet of David Morgan.
    The Stylemaster was what caught my attention also. I was working my way through wool fedoras and wanted to feel/ touch/ try on a fur felt. What I discovered, I liked them all....but these were the first I had worn with leather sweat bands. Game changer...I stray from the story I want to tell. David Morgan has a set of shelves in its retail space with returns & rejects. Most are fine hats with some minor flaw, but all are at $60 each.
    That day I walk away with the Adventure and never regretted it....Moonstone is so easy to wear with everything. Now I have 4, hemp Planter, Bushman, Snowy River.......But my next will be the Sydney.
    As for size I am a 60 LO....61 is the size I wear in Akubra.

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  7. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    I know hatters offer ventilation grommets as a service. I’m not personally a fan so I’ve never perused adding them. SunBody offers a kit that might work for you.

    https://www.sunbody.com/index.cfm/product/424_16/eyelet-kit.cfm


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  8. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Back in the day companies like Hatsdirect and anythingaustalian would add them when you ordered. Just ask. Keep in mind if you do, you may be voiding any return policy.
    Johnny
     
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  9. tropicalbob

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    Exactly. I have a broad, wider face and widely-spaced eyes (Scots-Irish ancestry), and I find I look terrible in a hat with any sort of taper to the crown, especially center-dented ones. I think I mentioned on another thread that the first time I saw myself in a mirror wearing a Borsalino Bellagio I saw Zippy the Pinhead staring back at me - I couldn't get it off my head fast enough. It really does all depend on the shape of your own face and head.
     
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  10. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    Really enjoying my brand new Akubra Stylemaster hat today. [​IMG]

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  11. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Akubra Balmoral. Snap brim hemp beauty. Love this hat. Popped on a beaded band and brims up for a Home Depot run. ;) 20190824_195740-1008x756.jpg 20190824_195751-756x1008.jpg 20190824_195725-1008x756.jpg 20190824_195733-1008x756.jpg 20190826_135901-512x683.jpg 20190826_135813-512x729.jpg 20190826_135756-512x715.jpg 20190824_195754-756x1008.jpg
     
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  12. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Not my first Akubra but I really like my Stylemaster. Worn often. The Akubras are stout, resilient hats that hold their shape very well. Also pairs well with an Irish coffee. ;)

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  13. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    My very first Akubra was the Snowy River. Still a favorite with me as well. I love the western lines of this beefy hat.

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  14. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Is that a campdraft shaped to on open road.? Looks fantastic.
     
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  15. Yes, I bought it specifically wanting an OR clone in this color. It turned out to be a nice soft hat too, luck of the draw!
     
  16. M Brown

    M Brown Familiar Face

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    My small collection of Akubras features a 70's era Drover, a Campdraft, Snowy River, and a Territory. All are fawn color except the Campdraft which is what I think they called 'bluegrass'.
    I wear the Territory quite a lot during Spring when we're out on the property doing winter cleanup.
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  17. I have a big Territory that I removed the braided hatband & pushed it to open crown, took the packer draw out of the brim. Wanting a 1-1/2 to 1-3/4" ribbon for it, then I'll get inspired to finish it.

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  18. Beef

    Beef New in Town

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    Hello everyone! I have a seemingly stupid question, but I am completely serious. I am relatively new to Akubra hats (or any felt hats for that matter) and have two Cattleman hats, one sand and one fawn. Over the past year it has gotten slightly wet with rain a handful of times, but nothing major. It hasn't been overly sweaty either and is pretty clean. About a month ago, my family went camping and it started pouring just as I was hooking up the camper to go home. It got pretty darn wet, but held up well. Here is where my question comes in. As we were driving home I noticed a strong stink that stunk to holy heck (replace that "ck" with "ll". I kept telling my wife that it "stinks like sewage in here", but she couldn't smell it so I thought she was either crazy or that her nose had seized up. Later, when I took my hat off to put it on the dash, it was then that I realized it was my hat. It stunk SO bad. It has gotten very wet once since then and the same stink occurred. Is this normal for an Akubra or fur felt hats in general?? If this is a normal thing for an Akubra, is there any thing I can do to prevent the odor from happening when it gets wet? If it is not normal, I swear to you that I am not a gross, smelly human being with poor hygiene and would like your thoughts on why it might be happening. Thank you all!
     
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  19. Could it be that when it has gotten slightly wet over the past yr that it could have been put away before it was thoroughly dry? And mildewed? I have a Cattleman that is several yrs old now & has been worn many times in heavy rain. The crown catches & has been pretty wet but has never soaked thru. But it serves as a work hat & always hangs by the back door so it dries thoroughly on it's own. And although not as old I have a Territory that has been soaked a few times too. Otherwise I have no explanation for the odor.

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  20. Beef

    Beef New in Town

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    Jack, it was never really put away or stored wet. It's always stored on a hat rack stair post in the house. Hmmm, so far it sounds like its just me...
     
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