Akubra Overload

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

  1. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    How old is the one you purchased on Ebay? Is it possible the felt isn't thinner, just broken in, compared to your brand new one.
    My Akubra new was like a rock. The more I beat on it and get it wet etc the softer it feels.
     
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  2. chris robison

    chris robison New in Town

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    I don't know how old it is. The new one has a measurably thicker brim and is much stiffer. I didn't shape the brim because I like it the way it came. But the older one does feel softer and more broken in. I like them both.
     
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  3. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    Flattened the brim. Lowered the back of the crown about half an inch. Added head bubble. Removed the lining.
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  4. tamz0r

    tamz0r New in Town

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    got my first akubra… a stylemaster i found in the discount bin at david morgan. wasn’t sure about the color or style so i sent a pic to the wife; she said it was a handsome hat so i had to get it.
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  5. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    Well, if the wife approves, then of course you must buy the hat! :D Looks good on you.
     
  6. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    Lowered the front of the crown some. Removed the pinches. Did some more work on the brim IMG_20210725_121120.jpg
     
  7. chris robison

    chris robison New in Town

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    What model is that one?
     
  8. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    This is the Lawson in Heritage fawn with an unbound brim.

    This is the original look. FB_IMG_16271733213044679.jpg
     
  9. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Nice job. I have found Akubra hats not easy to reform. The original crease is there like a shadow. Are you happier with it? I am amazed at how flat the brim is. Good job. Wear it in good health.
    Johnny
     
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  10. StrawBunyan

    StrawBunyan New in Town

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    It was definitely a pain.
    I can still kind of see the pinches so I am going to keep at them and the brim is just a small touch low on one side so I need to rectify that but I am definitely happy with the fit and general look. It tightened the hat up some on my head and I needed that. I feel like it sits higher now and I like that.
    Not sure what is in store for the crown really. Might repinch. My try something new all together.
     
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  11. BryanB

    BryanB One of the Regulars

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    It's really cool. Opened the box and a strong smell of new leather hit me. It's a 60cm, even though I'm not quite a 59cm. It's a little too big just how I like it. That way it provides more sun protection and ventilation. Plus it should shrink a bit. Since I just got it, haven't worn it out yet, but definitely feels better ventilated and airy than my Coober Pedy.

    So this is probably my last expensive hat for a good long while. My collection is getting too big, but I'm very pleased with it. I'll probably still collect a few more boonies, since they pack flat and are relatively inexpensive.
     

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  12. Aerielle Max

    Aerielle Max One of the Regulars

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    That is an amazing looking one. Definitely worth it in my opinion!
     
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  13. Duper

    Duper Practically Family

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    Almost a dozen years later my BGG CD was getting pretty tired. Faded and sweat stained. So a new one has arrived from Sam at EA. It has been many years since I have worked on an open crown hat. I hope I am as pleased with the new one as the old one. The old one is so soft and comfortable. Sort of like the old family dog. The older they get the sweeter they get.
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    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  14. chris robison

    chris robison New in Town

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    Both are awesome hats!
     
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  15. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    Placed my order for a new Coober Pedy in Sandtone Fawn last week...it shipped from Australia today. Sometime next week it should arrive.
    woo-hoo !
     
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  16. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I love mine!
     
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  17. Old Gus

    Old Gus New in Town

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    Greetings All,
    Misc. Ramblings:
    I finally pulled the trigger on 2 more CDs--Black and Bluegrass Green. Don't tell my wife.
    I'm considering how to crease them. Here's a question; If I were to put a soft crease w/o steam or water and each time after wearing I returned it to open crown, either immediately or over time would the crease lines show?
    I'm thinking of creasing one (black) as a Gus/Montana like the picture I will post (but w/o the " fru fru" of the bandana, etc. Any comments/suggestions on doing that? rs=w_1280 (2).jpg
     
  18. Old Gus

    Old Gus New in Town

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    Also, does anyone have a good source for hat boxes that don't cost as much as the hat?
     
  19. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Wait, wait...there's a black CD??
     
  20. Old Gus

    Old Gus New in Town

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    Yes Sir--got mine a month ago from the Hattery....last one in my size. Imperial grade, very nice. Now they have only 58 and 59 unfortunately. In Bluegrass Green they have 56 through 61 inclusive.
    I think I read somewhere on the Forum that the Hattery special orders color runs from Akubra, like black.
     
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