My new Akubra Stylemaster in Acorn Fawn

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Donato, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Mojave Jack

    Mojave Jack One Too Many

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    Great hat, Donato. Thanks for the great pics and review, too! I echo the requests for pics on you, so as to get a better idea of the crown height and brim width, if you have the time. I've been seriously considering one of these for some time, precisely because of the slight taper to the crown. I've found that the striaght-sided crowns don't fit my face well. I've been so happy with the fit and style of my Riverina that I think I may have to pick one of these up.
     
  2. Donato

    Donato One of the Regulars

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    I will try to get pics on my head when I can get someone to take them. Forget about trying to do that yourself. The crown tapers a little from front to back and sides, but it is not a high crown lid - 4.5" and 2.5" brim.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Thanks, if I can't get one from HD, I'll look into those. :)
     
  4. DblCoronaMS

    DblCoronaMS One of the Regulars

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    I've been thinking that but this is a good looking hat and that red lining grabbed me! If the taper is very slight this could work.
     
  5. Mustang

    Mustang One of the Regulars

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    Wise decision ;)
     
  6. indycop

    indycop I'll Lock Up

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    I looked at the liner in Deelovely's Acorn Fawn Stylemaster and it is white.[huh]
     
  7. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    We're told it's coming soon...I guess I'm not the only one anxiously awaiting this much-needed oasis of style on the Internet.
     
  8. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My Sydney's red, my Federation is white. Could just be luck of the draw or whatever liner fabric's handy at the time of manufacturer. Could also mean other things - when or where they were made (if they have more than one factory), where they were intended to be sold (Aussie vs. US distributors perhaps?). Who knows. And has no effect at all on the look of said lid upon your noggin.
     
  9. Marty M.

    Marty M. Vendor

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    Uhh, well not yet. But stay tuned.

    [Do you have a website Marty?]

    I know, I know. It's way over due. I told Indy that I'll have it up and running this Spring (that's Minnesota Spring, not Florida Spring). Thanks guys.
    Marty
     
  10. Donato

    Donato One of the Regulars

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    Uh, well, um...we are still waiting for your website Marty and we want to know what Akubras you sell...um...please...uh...hurry up about it will you, ole bean?!
     
  11. Marty M.

    Marty M. Vendor

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    Sorry 'bout that pause fella's. This was my first season with Akubra. I carried the Squatter in Fawn, the Banjo Patterson in fawn and the Sydney in charcoal and fawn. I'm very pleased with the Akubra product, and I'll continue to carry it. We also carry Lock, Christy's, Wiggens and Borsolino. Borsolino is my favorite hat. It has a lot of attitude (and a healthy price tag).
    Marty
     
  12. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Love those Stylemasters! My first one (bought at the beginning of 1995) is a black Stylemaster with a gold liner. My others all have white liners, icluding my acorn fawn. The only time I've ever seen the red liner is on Koop Kooper's sky grey Bogart (why don;t Akubra make that colour felt any more?).
     
  13. Donato

    Donato One of the Regulars

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    I know what you mean. I am beginning to think that the Stylemaster is just about the perfect hat for me. I like it as much as my Borsalino Bellagio which cost three times as much! I cannot comment about the sky grey as I have never seen it. I wonder how the Stylemaster would look with a 2" ribbon. Does anyone have any thoughts about that?
     
  14. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The sky grey is (was:( ) a really nice light grey. I did try a wider ribbon on an old navy Stylemaster I had, I think it was 2 inches (I'll have to measure it) but it's always looked too wide to me.
     
  15. Donato

    Donato One of the Regulars

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    Nicholas (Metropd) had Gus Miller custom make a fedora that is light grey and has a 2" ribbon and I think it looks great, but the brim on his is 2 5/8" so maybe a 2" ribbon needs a wider brim. Is there any "rule" about that or is it just about personal preferences? Thanks. Here is the link to see Nicholas' fedora:
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=27226
     
  16. deelovely

    deelovely Practically Family

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    I really like my Acorn Fawn Stylemaster! Even if it doesn't have a pretty red liner...:( [huh]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Great color - kind of a cream in the coffe color.
     
  18. Bassman

    Bassman A-List Customer

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    Swell.
    Another great looking hat to obsess over.
     
  19. BobC

    BobC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I did it!

    I ordered my first Akubra just a few minutes ago! I ordered a moonstone gray Stylemaster from everythingaustralian.com and requested it with a black ribbon. I had seen one on another thread here and especially liked it wth a black ribbon. Now all I have to do is wait three months for it.
     
  20. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    Hey, BobC

    Did you ever receive your Moonstone Stylemaster? I just saw that Everything Aus will have it made in my size (62) and am vacillating between Acorn Fawn as shown in this thread and Moonstone - so do you like it? Any pics? Inquiring minds want to know.

    PS I'd been considering a Miller Douglas for a light colored fedora with bound brim, but am worried the 2-3/4 brim is too wide for me - the Stylemaster looks more my size...

    Cheers, Carl
     

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