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  1. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    If it fits you well off the rack, I would also invest in a hat jack, because that Akubra will shrink up on you.
     
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  2. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    Thanks, but I've heard conflicting opinions on whether hat jacks are really needed. My Stetson Chatham Sovereign is 12 years old and hasn't shrunk.

    Why do you suggest that I use one on Akubra?

     
  3. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I have never had an Akubra shrink on me. I think the shrinkage is a function of climate and the amount/ph level of the sweat one produces. I live in a very moderate west coast climate and I don't sweat that much even on our hot days so the sweat band doesn't get drenched in sweat.
     
  4. Herb Hawkins

    Herb Hawkins New in Town

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    I am really new to this site and hats in general. Are the catalogs linked somewhere here or do I need to go searching for them? What manufacturers would you suggest I look at?

    Thanks,
    Herb

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  5. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    You’re going to have do the searching on your own. An hour or two with Google should get you what you’re looking for.
     
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  6. belfastboy

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    Stetson has multiple hats like the one in your picture....sans vent hole. I think a custom hatter or even a decent hat shop can install them for around $50. Check out Ebay just type in Stetson fur felt fedora in your size. Also, check out JJ Hat, Delmonico, Bencraft for their online catalogues. A custom hat in rabbit (better quality than any off the shelf hat) will set you back no more than $250 with the vents. If you want to pursue that route send me a PM and I will send you to some great custom hatters whose pricing is a steal.
     
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  7. Frunobulax

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    Akubra sweats are notorious for their "shrink-to-fit" properties. Of the four I own, only one hasn't evidenced this. Some but a size up. My experience is to buy my size (58 also) and they come in large on me. Wearing for a couple weeks conforms it to your head.

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  8. belfastboy

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  9. Pellie

    Pellie One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone know this hatbrand? Please let me know... :) I can buy it, but i'm not sure about this brand, can't find anything about it on the internet.
     

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  10. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    Okay a bit more to go on, but I'm not sure the mystery is solved. Looks like the tag indicates this is a 'Streamliner,' though I haven't been able to find any information about a Stetson Streamliner. It's a very lightweight hat, and the color is more brown than I thought it would be given the original photos, which looked to me to be more in line with silverbelly. The crown is a bit more boxy than I expected, or maybe 'wide toward the back' is a more descriptive way to say it. At any rate, once again, if anyone has any information to offer, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
     
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  11. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Your experience is outside of the norm.

    My Fed IV absolutely shrunk on me, it's one of the main reasons why I sold it. Not comfortable to wear anymore. I pulled out all the sizing tape I had put in when I got it.
     
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  12. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeh, realize that but my Akubra Madison that I have had for 20 years now has not shrunk a whit
     
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  13. Herb Hawkins

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    I think I have found something that clicks a lot of the boxes minus the grommets and color of course.
     

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  14. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    I have an Akubra Fedora that fits the same as the day I pulled it out of the box. All three CDs shrunk.

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  15. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    I cannot see your first pics for some reason, but the tagging you show doesn't look like Stetson. I assume the previous pics show that. Many brands made Stratoliner clones.

    The name Streamliner seems familiar, though.

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  16. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    here are two of the original photos that mark it as a Stetson Stet4.jpg Stet3.jpg
     
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  17. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Cool, thanks. Here we go. Mallory made a Streamliner.

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/to...&share_tid=67073&share_fid=65109&share_type=t

    Looks like it to me. Stetson bought Mallory in the 1940s. Your Stetson markings look late 50s to me. Well, the brim binding on the Mallory looks wider. Perhaps Stetson kept the model alive after they retired the Mallory name.

    That tag on the inner sweat looks like from an after market sale. I think the notation in the upper right is nwt - new with tags.

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  18. Ribook

    Ribook New in Town

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    Hmmm, interesting possibility. I took the liberty of borrowing a photo from that link and placing it side-by-side with the Streamliner I just picked up. They do look very similar. stets.jpg
     
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  19. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Look, if it's really grinding your gears, I'll amend my statement from "will shrink up" to "has a high probability of shrinking."

    I don't know why mentioning the shrinking Akubra sweatband is now a controversial statement today as opposed to every other time it comes up.....
     
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  20. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Very similar in shape and blocking. Just the binding is different.

    I hope you realize I'm just spitballin' here. But I also think it's a good guess.

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