Akubra Overload

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

  1. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Akubra Squatter in Carbon Grey. Like my other bound brim Akubra, The Cattleman, this has a nice thin soft felt.
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    stay safe everyone
    Johnny
     
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  2. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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  3. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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    What color stylemaster and Sydney? I've been hooked on fedoras for a couple of months now and already have 2 akubra with a 3rd on the way.
     
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  4. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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    Ha ha, im so new here i can't even reply correctly. I'll try to get a few pics posted tomorrow of my Green stylemaster
     
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  5. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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    As promised, pictures of my bluegrass green stylemaster.
     

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  6. TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead

    TooManyHatsOnlyOneHead Practically Family

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    no worries. I think I'm up to 10 Akubras in like 8 months. You got the bug, but it's cool, a lot worse things you could be addicted to. I sent you the info. 2 really nice ones, acorn and regency fawn. And I'm throwing in 2 other hats for free basically just to clear out the closet.
     
  7. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    My Akubra Cattleman in Fawn. Bound brim and a nice thin felt on it.
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    Stay safe everyone
    Johnny
     
  8. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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    I most definitely have the bug, I'm at 10 hats in 6 months.
     
  9. Chris"speedy"

    Chris"speedy" New in Town

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    Here's my carbon grey bogart.
     

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  10. new2hats

    new2hats One of the Regulars

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    Then stay away from Ebay!!
     
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  11. MagicMan

    MagicMan New in Town

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    Have you ever tried reshaping it to LO?
    I'm a very LO and would definitely need have one shaped, but I've avoided ordering an Akubra because I don't know what size to order knowing that it will need shaping. And there are no Akubra dealers within a 6 hr drive from me.
     
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  12. Rumad

    Rumad One Too Many

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    My head is extra long oval and my SBCD fits perfectly. The crease took immediately, with a little steam. The long oval process took a bit of time but she’s holding firm now. I just touched it up with some steam every now and then and wore it until it cooled at least. I’m a 7 1/2 and I got a 60. It was gigantic on me when I got it and it shrunk down nicely.
     
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  13. MagicMan

    MagicMan New in Town

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    Thanks for the info.
    What is an SBCD?
     
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  14. Silver Belly Camp Draft
     
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  15. Dotneck

    Dotneck Familiar Face

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    Ha. My new Squatter was too big for my noggin and wobbled on top of my head a lot. It was uncomfortable even blew off my head in a light wind. I tried some cork sizing spacers was was not pleased with the result.

    Yesterday I sprayed the underside of the sweatband with distilled water and let it sit overnight. This morning it fits much better. I'm considering one more treatment but I don't want it too tight. I may just leave it be and see how it fits after I get my haircut.

    I'm pleased. I thought this hat was going to become a closet queen and now it will get some head time...
     
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  16. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    The best thing you can do to make a new Akubra hat fit more snug is to wear it and sweat in it. The moisture and sodium in our perspiration dehydrate the leather Akubra uses for their sweatbands, which causes it to shrink slightly, which usually results in a better fit.
     
  17. GP Henry

    GP Henry New in Town

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    Do you buy an Akubra true to size or upsize to get the shrinking process correct? I have only held off buying an Akubra because it will be my first and the thought of a potential return process though the mail bothers me.
     
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  18. Dotneck

    Dotneck Familiar Face

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    I ordered what I thought would fit. I bought a 57.

    I've have a vintage Dobbs 20 in 7 1/8 that is tight on my noggin. Recent Stetsons and Dobbs fit nicely at 7 1/8. I have a couple vintage Italian hats (a Panizza and Barbisio) that fit nicely at 57. I also have a Super Panizza in a 58 that fits nicely. I've got a couple older Dobbs that fit nicely at 7 1/4.

    My Akubra is the first 57 that was too big.
     
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  19. GP Henry

    GP Henry New in Town

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    Thank you
     
  20. The Shoe

    The Shoe A-List Customer

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    I have four Akubras, all size 60. My 1960s Stylemaster fits beautifully. My Cattleman (not sure how old it is) is a little big but not so much. It works ok with a little felt strip behind the sweatband. My 1980s Snowy River was too small. It required quite a bit of work with the hat stretcher, but it’s a nice size now. The only one I bought new was a summer hemp Range. It’s big. It’s in a box for the dry winter. We’ll see in a few months how it has handled its time in storage.
    Hope that’s of some help, but I’m sure there are others with more experience that can help you.
     
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