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FS: Akubra Fed IV carbon grey

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by jlee562, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Haven't worn this in years, and the crown is just a smidgen too tall for my face. And now I need the space! Size 56 that is tight, as Akubras are after they're broken in.

    Asking $65 + shipping
     
  2. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    You do know that the crown height can be brought down to better match your face and head, right? I've done it to 3 of my Fed IVs with very good results. Mine all sit at 4.25" at the front pinch and are perfect for me. They were originally 4.5" or higher.

    A diamond or c-teardrop helps the widen the crown (usually a good thing, afaic) and keep it from resting on your pate.
     
  3. jlee562

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    Of course, but I need the space and I'm putting my money where my mouth is with Akubras and divesting myself. I dont 'need' it as a bad weather hat, so I don't really need it at all.
     
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  4. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    So, no place for Akubras? Come to think of it, if I had a smaller hat size I might be there with you. Hmmm.

    In any case, it’s a great price for the hat. Someone is going to get a deal.


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  5. jlee562

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    Yah, vintage availability is definitely why I never filled up with Akubras. But as far as rain, I'm mostly just wearing modern westerns. I've found my BSHW shrugs off rain admirably as well. My hatco Boss Raw Edge was made with deadstock felt, so I'm pretty sure it won't shrink, and if it does, that's ok because it's a padded 7 1/8.

    It's all pragmatic, I swear!:cool:
     
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  6. Rogera

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    Man I like that hat. It's a tight 56 though?
     
  7. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It's not so tight that I have to really push my custom Fawcett band block into it (22"), but it fits on my head tighter than say, my Stetson size 7s.
     
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  8. Rogera

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    Dang. My band block is 22.25" I think it'll be too small for me. That's too bad.
     
  9. jlee562

    jlee562 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Offers considered, thanks.
     
  10. DOGMAN

    DOGMAN One Too Many

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    Great price.I really like my Carbon Grey Fed IV.
     

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