Akubra Overload

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

  1. I would give it a naphtha bath then. Whether it shows stained or not, it must be soiled somehow. Animal urine, maybe? There's nothing inherent in the fur blend to be causing this. Similar experiences have never been reported by anyone before.
     
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  2. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    So, who picked up the "pre-owned" Akubra brown fedora for $26 on eBay this afternoon?
     
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  3. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    $26.00? Wasn't me unfortunately.
     
  4. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    +1
     
  5. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    It is and isn’t you. I smell wet dog when my hat gets wet. I have asked my wife and she couldn’t smell anything unusual. So I think it just depends on how your nose picks up smells. But I don’t mind a bit of a smelly hat compared to a soaked head. Only thing I can think of to mitigate the smell is hit your hat with scotch guard to help the water bead off the felt so it really doesn’t get wet.
    Hope that helps
    Johnny
     
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  6. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    It wasn't me, I placed a bid of $25 on it, just to see what the final bid was. That bid was the highest until 3 minutes before it ended.

    Someone got it for $26.

     
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  7. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    I've had my Cobalt grey Stylemaster for about a week now. Been wearing it a lot & best of all my wife likes it.

    But I'm thinking that it's a little too dressy looking for walking trails, puttering around the house and yard.

    I've been reading posts and now I'm looking for some advice.

    I'm looking for a light grey or Moonstone Akubra with a brim under 3" preferably with a snap brim like the Stylemaster with a more casual look. Western looking models like the snowy river don't look good on me.

    The Adventurer seems to meet my needs. But I tried one on & the higher crown looked way too tall on me. The federation spec's seems to have the same crown height as the Adventurer.

    Can I do a teardrop bash on either & get down to the Stylemaster crown height without the top having a huge bowl or banging my head due to excess material??

    Any other models to suggest??
     
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  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think it is the Akubra Pastoralist at Everything Australian. You can order it open crowned and has a lower crown with under a 3" brim.
     
  9. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Apologies: It is the Akubra Squatter.
     
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  10. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    If you are looking for a less dressy option the campdraft would be what I would look at. Wider brim and can style it as City or country as you like.
    Johnny
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    If you follow a common path, sometime in the future you’ll be looking for a hat(s) with a higher crown. You can adjust the crease a bit and lower the crown without the hat looking odd if causing the center to hit your head. My suggestion is to get the the DM Adventurer or the Fed IV if that is the style you like.

    I’d bet that the crown that looks too tall to you today will look fine after you get used to it.


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  12. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    I like the Squatter. I think that may be my next Akubra.
     
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  13. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am going in another direction....next EA sale I am buying a Sombrero!
     
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  14. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    That is a different direction than the Squatter but I like those too. Make sure you post when you get it. Looking forward to it.
     
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  15. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    This is what I'm concerned about with the adventurer's crown & not being able to get it low enough to look right. . [​IMG]

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  16. Frunobulax

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    Just push it farther down. Make it what you want.

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  17. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    I was able to try on an adventurer hat & have decided that it's just too tall for me. Since the Federation is the same height, that's also out of the question for my next hat.

    FWIW I contacted Hat's Direct regarding the Adventurer and possibly lowering the crown height after purchasing it.

    Here's their response; "The Adventurer is a very nice hat, but it comes pre-shaped from the Akubra factory - and that is done under immense pressure, so reshaping the crown is not a realistic option."

    My wife really liked the Stylemaster acorn fawn's appearance on me. So I'm saving my pennies for that or possibly the bluegrass green.
     
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  18. dkstott

    dkstott Familiar Face

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    I just noticed that hats direct has a Stylemaster in Burgundy..

    My attempt to search this forum for photos came up with a lot of dead links to pics.

    Does anyone own the Stylemaster in burgundy? How does it compare to the Stetson Tawny coloring?
     
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  19. bluesmandan

    bluesmandan One of the Regulars

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    When do they do sales? Anything regular?


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  20. BulldogsRBtrThnPeople

    BulldogsRBtrThnPeople New in Town

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    Hi guys - I have a couple Akubra-specific questions and I figured this would be the best place to ask!
    1. I like the Campdraft and I would like to be able to switch up the bash now and then (a cattleman one day, maybe a teardrop the next). I have never held a CD so is this realistic? Is the felt malleable enough or would I need to steam it each time I wanted to change it? If so, would something like a (modern) Stetson Stratoliner or Stetsonian be a better bet?
    2. Out of all the hats I have, I have yet to own a Silverbelly. Does that color get dingy easily around the areas that are most often handled?
    Thanks so much for your help!
     
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