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RJR

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Impatience got the better of me. Chopped it down and got carried away. It's not a safari brim now...

Band is from an old Byron. I think it needs a pleated ribbon, but not a full-on puggaree. I'm still coming to terms with a short length brim and eyelets (socks with sandles?) but I think I like it. And my head will be a bit cooler. View attachment 107585 View attachment 107586
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I think it looks fine.In my experience one should do what it takes to make a hat a "tool" that you'll actually use.
 

dmsantam

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In my opinion, one of the nicest hats Akubra makes is the Riverina, especially in the sand colour. I haven't seen a thread on this hat when looking for pictures and reviews before purchasing so thought I'd post some info.

It's a very wide brimmed hat, that comes unlined. The brown leather band contrasts beautifully with the sand colour. It has three ventilation holes and is great for an outdoors hat in the Australian sun. The brim swoops down at the front and rear.

This is my wife's one, and I have pictured it with my Sand (formerly known as Silverbelly) campdraft so you can see the colour difference. It is quite different. I've also pictured it near my Sombrero, which has the brim ironed out. The Sombrero is the only hat that makes the Riverina brim look small.

The crown is the same as the Coober Pedy, but the brim is significantly wider. The Hattery (Hats Direct) also have an exclusive model made for them called the "Blue Mountains". It has the same crown, but with a brim that is in between the Coober Pedy and Riverina. It is lined, and the brim is bound. I will post more info about that hat in a separate thread at a later time.
 

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one of the nicest hats Akubra makes is the Riverina

You both wear your Akubras well!

My wife has an older Riverina. It has a smaller profile, has a bound brim, fewer vents and is lined. The band is off another hat. Funny how hat models evolve.

The Riverina is her favorite and she has quite a few nice hats.

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dmsantam

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dmsantam

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Here’s my Riverina after being re-blocked and with a ribbon replacement:

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The hat and the mustache have moved on :)

Maybe we can get a bartender to merge these three threads?


https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/akubra-riverina.37797/
very nice hat.

not sure if the threads should be merged (I don't mind), but maybe mine should be renamed to "new style" or something.
 

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