What color was your first Akubra?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by John the Swede, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Here's my Mid-brown & my Taupe Fawn:

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  2. Zoukatron

    Zoukatron One of the Regulars

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    Coober Pedy in Bluegrass Green. The hat has taken on a decidedly western flare after I stretched it to fit my long oval head and the resultantly swept upwards, but it's still a damn fine hat and my favourite Akubra colour.
     
  3. dkstott

    dkstott One of the Regulars

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    Stylemaster Carbon grey. Planning on adding a Stylemaster in Acorn Fawn or Bluegrass green.
     
  4. DaveProc

    DaveProc A-List Customer

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    Fed IV Dark Brown. It was the gateway hat that got me into this mess LOL 5 Akubras and 3 dozen vintage Fedora's later.
     
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  5. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    From 20 years ago a Madison model in a mid grey. Very nice surprisingly soft felt. I am off to Scotland today and this hat will be my choice for the trip. Shorter brim and crown AND a wind cord.
     
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  7. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Moonstone Fed IV. Moonstone is a nice shade of grey, but I wish I’d have bought the Campdraft as my first hat...still in moonstone.


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  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Dark Brown Fed DLX Mk III, because Indiana Jones. Obviously.

    Quickly followed by a Riverina from Everything Australian - like a lot of folks here, I narrow the pinch and put on a hand-wound pugaree. Then a Carbon Grey Fed III, a Rap (black, only colour available - I'd buy mored if they did them in moonstone, bluegrass and/or navy), Silverbelly Campdraft DLX, and more recently two Fed IVs (tawny and carbon).
     
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  9. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Leisure Time in regency fawn.
     
  10. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Santone Fawn ( Silver Spur )
     
  11. Boomerang

    Boomerang Familiar Face

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    1st: Stylemaster in Carbon Grey (DM)
    2nd: Bushman in Moonstone (DM)
    3rd: Bushman in Nullarbor Tan (DM)
    4th: Camp Draft in Silver Belly (Everything Australian)
    5th: Camp Draft in Bluegrass Green (Everything Australian)

    Next Time I'm at DM (maybe later this week): Adventurer in Moonstone, Stylemaster in Black
     
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  12. Pellie

    Pellie A-List Customer

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    1. Stylemaster in Acorn Fawn.
     
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  13. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    Mine wide brimmed Akubras are Sandtone Fawn -
    my Campdraft is what I think they call Bluegrass.
     
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  14. tuco1963

    tuco1963 One of the Regulars

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    cattleman tawny fawn it was my downfall into hat addiction yet it still hurts so good:)
     
  15. Qrowin

    Qrowin Familiar Face

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    Fed IV in carbon grey followed by a deluxe version in brown. Need to try to get a bluegrass green campdraft next.

    I can quit anytime I want!...I just don't want to.
     
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  16. Diamondback1

    Diamondback1 New in Town

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    Banjo Paterson, Heritage Fawn.
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    How do you find the Stylemaster by comparison to the Campdraft? The former looks lower in photos (not seen one in person), but is it a more tapered crown?

    Akubras are my favourite of all production hats I've handled. They're generally as good as anything from Bates or Locks (both of which sell a lot of rebadged Christys, I believe. Which are nice hats themselves, but not worth the Famous Shop mark-up on their own.)
     
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  18. Boomerang

    Boomerang Familiar Face

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    There's the issue of the Stylemaster being a factory-creased hat, which makes the comparison more difficult for me. (Wouldn't it be nice to see a Stylemaster with an open crown?) That said, I would agree that the Stylemaster's crown is shorter with more of a taper than the Camp Draft.

    I got my Stylemaster after wearing only a couple of modern Stetson fedoras with relatively low crowns. This made my Stylemaster look like a much more "significant" hat when I first got it. But since I've been wearing the Bushmen and Camp Drafts, the Stylemaster now looks like the little brother.
     
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  19. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    First was a brown Federation back in 2000. Before there was III or IV or deluxe. My Second two years later, I wanted something more casual and Australian so I went for a SnowyRiver in Sandtone Fawn. The most Australian shape and colour at the time.
    Johnny
     
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  20. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    Mine was a black Squatter that I literally hated. I ended up trading it off to a seller on eBay for two Resistol Stagecoaches, one in Silverbelly and the other in Chestnut. I converted both Resistols and I still have them.
     
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