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Akubra Overload

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Practically Family
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617
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South Windsor, CT
Its the Akubra Kiandra, It's probably my most western looking felt that I have and today I could see that it gets a lot of looks that may be because no one wears a cowboy hat around here or maybe people just think it looks that good that they can't help but stare. View attachment 563897
That’s pretty much what happens when I wear my Territory in Connecticut.

I do get compliments though.
 

The Shoe

One Too Many
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Location
Wakayama, Japan
I recently discovered the thin ribbons thread. People stack and photo all of their thin ribbon hats. I don’t have enough thin ribbons to really contribute there, but I do have a few Akubras and thought it may be fun to start the same tradition on this thread.
Here‘s my collection.
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Top to bottom: Cattleman, ‘80s Snowy River, ‘60s Pocket weight Stylemaster, modern Stylemaster, Federation IV, Campdraft.
 

Mocheman

One of the Regulars
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154
Location
Southwestern Florida, USA
Sad news - the Keir family has sold Akubra. At least it will stay for now with an Aussie owner, but as a long-time Akubra wearer this is sad news.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/hats-off-to-the-forrests-as-they-snap-up-akubra-c-12603483.amp
I know you posted this in Nov, but I'm just seeing it now. I think this is terrible news because it is very rare for a company to buy a storied brand and not destroy it. It's a shame because Akubra are the best value for a modern felt hat that is not bespoke (even their faux-straw hats are great). Especially for those of us with larger noggins. I'm sure happy I already have a small collection.
 

Yancy.41

New in Town
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Where is the best place to purchase an Akubra in US?

What does 7 5/8ths best translate to in Akubra?
 
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Here is an Akubra made for R M Williams. I completely re-flanged the brim and re-creased the crown.
This picture is closest to the true color on my monitor. I like the color a lot. It essentially gave me a fourth color Campdraft as the dimensions are almost identical. (The R M crown seems a little taller, though I did not measure it)
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Here is a first generation "Federation" in a very Dark Grey (Carbon Grey ? Much, much darker than it photographs, almost a black). I must say the red liner in it is awesome.....
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And here is another Federation (this one a Fed IV) in a grey color, not near as dark and has obvious blue tones.
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I like the Federation, I have also one in the dark brown, and in moonstone.

I have all of a sudden (well over the last few years, faster than I thought) accumulated several Akubra's (more than I thought) and have become quite the fan.;)
 
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Dammit Jim. :)

BGGCD ordered. “WELCOME10EA” promo code helped a little. Although it appeared to discount about 5% and that was offset by PayPal’s conversion rate.

Thanks for the heads-up!
 

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