What color was your first Akubra?

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

  1. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    My only Akubra is a fawn Sombrero, open crown. Purchased around 20 years ago in a clearance and close out store named “Building #19,” for $19.88.
     
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  2. Hagwood

    Hagwood New in Town

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    Just got my first Akubra a few weeks ago - A Balmoral Hemp for the hot Texas Summers.
    I assume only color is NATURAL.....

    About to order a Banjo Paterson in Heritage Fawn.

    I love the Moonstone and Bluegrass Green, wish the Banjo came in those. Maybe a Stylemaster after that.....

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  3. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    That Balmoral looks great on you.


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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I tend to find I wear hats like the Stylemaster a little differently - almost more casually, and overall more of a fifties look than 30s/40s. Not something conscious, but when I think about it I realise I'm doing that. Shirt, tie, leather jacket or Harrington and slacks - 'casual Sinatra' kinda thing. Works well for that.I agree, it'd be interesting to have an open-crown Stylemaster. I'm not ideologically opposed to factory bashes, but there's something glorious about the slight imperfection of a hand-bash that a factory one done on a uniform block doesn't quite grasp.
     
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  5. Tukwila

    Tukwila Call Me a Cab

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    I had a Coober Pedy in sand. Not my cup o tea.
     
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  6. Hagwood

    Hagwood New in Town

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    Thanks, I can't believe how comfortable it is for such a stiff hat. After sweating in it a few times the dang thing just conformed perfectly to my head. I will definitely be buying more Akubras !
     
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  7. Mark70

    Mark70 New in Town

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    My only Akubra is a carbon grey Stylemaster; compliments most of the suits in my wardrobe.
     
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