Nothing 'cheap' about an Akubra

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Posted by Michaelson from ( on Monday, May 05, 2003 at 5:44pm :

In Reply to: Re: You gotta do what you gotta do posted by Renderking Fisk from ( on Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 8:17am :

If you had to buy the same fedora here in the U.S., it would cost you well over $250+. Due to the fact that we are able to get them directly from HatsDirect in Australia, we're able to take advantage of the difference between the USD, and Australian dollar. So cost for cost, the Akubra can hold it's own in the hat market price wise. It just depends on where you're standing when you buy one. Since they were made for the outdoorsman, I'd expect nothing less than what you reported, and have experienced the same thing with all of mine to date as well. The only other one that I can say performs the same would be a Peters Bro....ANY Peter's Bro. fedora. They're also specifically made for use by outdoorsman. High regards. Michaelson

: : : : "First let me say that I got in another fan's Hj today"
: : : ".... using mmarosy's HJ( a thin felt HJ from 1990), I have tweaked my own block to mimic the shape of the block on that hat. I am tickled pink. Fedora"
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: : "I’m content with my Optimo Indy hats. I love em’ (they’re close enough for me). " Rundquist

: Since we’re all jumping on the favorite hat bandwagon… (How many of you can guess what I’m about to say even before you clicked when you saw my handle?)

: Still new praise for the Akubra, the best fedora I’ve owned in 20 years. Yesterday I was caught in a downpour while out in the woods and quarter mile left to go on a short hike. I was afraid that this time my trusty Federation would get soaked and lose its block once and for all. Water was actually coming through the satin liner it was so soaked.

: Got home, let it dry upside down on the crown and gave the front an extra tight pinch… hoping the Akubra wouldn’t shrink and went to bed.

: Woke up this morning at 4:30 to take the wife into Boston, put the fedora on and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror… even though I was grumpy and not looking by best, I was pleased at the results of my “Upside-down On the Crown” technique of keeping the fedora well blocked. Three words: NO NEW TAPER!

: Yea, it might seem to be a cheap lid but it’s the li’ll fedora that could. I love it. Can’t say enough good things about it.

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