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Most hats can be shaped either by bending and manipulating wire built into the outer edge of the brim, or by steaming the hat and changing curves up or down a little. (Sometimes even radically!) Akubra hats are made from the highest quality wild rabbit furs. Fur hats use the best felting of the animals. This felting, under a microscope, would look like a thick blackberry bramble patch. Steam loosens the tiny barbs so the felt hat can be shaped, and so that once the hat is removed from the steam, the hat keeps the new shape. The felt rejoins against itself and maintains the new shape. Pretty neat, huh!  

In our store, we have these really nice steam machines and for a while, bought a lot of forms too. After a bout with those forms, we ditched them and went back to hand creasing all the hats. With a little practice, you too can shape or reshape your hats. Our first steam generating machine was a steam kettle on top of a wood stove in our 2nd store building. It worked great, just slow. Although holding the hat over a pot of boiling water works, it is not as much fun as the steam kettle. (Something about the sound of the water whistling through that little hole, and not blistering the skin off your hands over un-concentrated hot boiling water!)

If you need to buy a steamer, we can get them for you. If a little less investment will work, get a nice stream kettle. Anyway, I like to shape a hat brim so that the angle of the brim matches the angle of the jawline of the wearer. This almost always makes a hat look good on people who even think they look bad in a hat. They don't look bad; they just have not gotten the right shape. With almost all felts you can make these little adjustments so that your hat complements your face. 

If you're caught in a downpour, wear your hat. It is here to keep your head dry! When you get out of the rain, carefully take your fingers and shape the hat where you want it and let it dry at room temperature. You might check on it a time or two. It will dry and hold the shape again. A soaking rain will work like steam. Think of it as, if the hat is soaked and the brim edge falls, your hat thinks you are reshaping it. Just put it back as it dries, and you're as good as new! 

The higher the quality of your hat, the more you can endure the elements. It is not unusual to pass this Akubra quality to your grandkids. Remember that good fur felts will breath, and be much more comfortable in the sun, than cheaper felts. Most hat wearers are wearing to protect from sun damage, (or to look good)! 

Need a lower priced hat?  Be sure and study Tassy Crusher Australian Hats.  Crushable Tassy and Outback Adventure hats.

Good wearing, and God Bless,    Cultured Cowboy.




AKUBRA HATS
Choosing Akubra combines good taste and good sense. 


Akubras
are among the finest hats being manufactured in the world today.  For over 100 years, Akubra has taken the highest quality, super fine range-rabbit fur, luxurious silk linings, full grain leather sweatbands and handsome trims to create hats that have become part of Australia's heritage.  Akubras offer uncompromising durability that provides superior protection from the sun, wind, rain and snow.  It's then said that an Akubra improves with age, often developing special characteristics worn into it by its owner, be it a rugged range rider or a "city slicker".  

Unless otherwise noted, All Akubra Hats are available in sizes:
54,  55,  56,  57,  58,  59,  60,  61,  62
Akubra is a great hatmaker for hard to find extra large sizing.




British Khaki Colour Akubra Slouch Hat

#AKU-1601  Aussie Slouch Hat

The Aussie Slouch Hat, one side turned up against the crown, has gained worldwide recognition. Akubra has made these hats for the Australian Army since the early 1900's. Proven in the toughest of desert and jungle conditions by Australia's fighting men, the Slouch Hat enjoys an unequaled reputation for rugged quality. Worn with the distinctive puggaree, or custom trimmed with a braided kangaroo band, it retains the characteristic jaunty air of assurance. The Aussie Slouch by Akubra is the authentic full-quality military hat, pure fur felt, Superfine Quality, brass clip and loop to hold the brim, complete with puggaree and chin strap. The brim is 3-1/2 inches wide, bound edge. 5-1/2 inch open crown, unlined. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 6 3/4 to 7 7/8 

Colour: British Khaki.

CC Price: Only $129.99!    easily compares at $158.00

 


#AKU-1626 Traveller

The Traveller is the Akubra to accompany you on your travels. It is the no-worries hat -- put it in your bag or briefcase, or in the overhead bin in the airplane. It is made in Akubra's new Pliofelt, a pliable pure fur felt. The crown is 4-3/8 inches high, the welted brim with memory insert 3" wide. The 5/16 inch ornamental band has a brass buckle. The crown is unlined with a fabric band to allow the hat to be packed. There are hooks set inside for easy attachment of a chin strap. The Traveller conforms readily to your head shape on the first wearing. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 6 7/8 to 7 5/8 

Colour: Mid Brown colour.

CC Price: Only $123.99!    easily compares at $150.00


Mid Brown Colour Akubra traveller Hat

The Traveller is called by its name because it is made of a unique blend that lets it crush downward for your baggage, then pops back into form.


Packable & it pops back right again!


#AKU-1620 Sydney

The Sydney, named after Australia's largest city, is a Fedora in a quality soft felt specifically designed for this style. This is a true city hat you will enjoy wearing anywhere. In the classic Fedora shape, it has an open crown and a one inch ribbon band. It is usually worn with a simple lengthwise center crease and the front of the brim snapped down as popularized in the 1888 play "Fedora" by V. Sardou. The fur felt is a lighter weight felt, using a special selection of finer fur, but otherwise similar to Akubra's Imperial Quality felt. Fully lined, with a 2-1/2 inch brim and a reeded roan leather sweatband, the Sydney is an extremely comfortable hat from the first wearing. 5-1/2 inch open crown. Made in Australia by Akubra.

Sizes: 6 3/4 to 8 

Colours: Charcoal or Regency Fawn.

CC Price: Only $141.99!    easily compares at $166.00

 

 


Charcoal Colour Akubra Sydney Hat

 A fedora hat by any other name would never smell so sweet!


Regency Fawn Colour Akubra Sydney Hat



#AKU-1623 The Overlander

The Overlander from Akubra’s Heritage Collection has the style and flair of the Australian outback, with a pinched telescope crown and rolled brim with front and back down. The hand braided leather band is done in six strands, with end fringe and braided keepers. The fully lined crown is about 4 inches high, raw-edge brim 3-1/4 inches wide. The reeded roan leather sweatband offers great comfort. Premium quality pure fur felt. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 6 3/4 to 8

Colours:  Charcoal, Sand or Dark Fawn.

CC Price: Only $149.99!    easily compares at $182.00

 


Charcoal Colour Akubra Overlander Hat


Sand Colour Akubra Overlander Hat


Dark Fawn Colour Akubra Overlander Hat



Fawn Colour Akubra Territory Hat

#AKU-1627 The Territory

This wide brimmed hat offers outstanding protection from harsh sun or heavy rain. It is named for the Northern Territory, Australia’s Top End, with its vast stretches of hot dry desert and its wet tropical jungles. The brim is 4 inches wide, tilted down in front and back. The pre-creased pinch telescope crown is 4 inches high, with two large eyelets on each side. Imperial Quality pure fur felt, fully lined, with hooks set inside the crown to secure a chin strap. The leather hat band is stamped with an attractive design and there is a reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 7 to 8 

Colours: Fawn or Sand.

CC Price: Only $132.99!    easily compares at $160.00

 

 


Sand Colour Akubra Territory Hat

Low Crown, Wide Brim sleek looking Australian hat. - The Territory

 

#AKU-1632 Adventurer

The Adventurer is our newest fedora, in the same general shape, style and color as the fedora worn by Indiana Jones in the “Indiana Jones” movies. The open crown is 5-1/2 inches, the raw edge brim is 3-1/8 inches on the front and back, 2-3/4 inches on the sides. It is made in Akubra’s Imperial Quality fur felt in a mid brown color. It is finished with a matching 1-1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon band. Fully lined, with a reeded roan leather sweatband. This is a durable hat that will stand up to long-term hard use. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 7 to 8 

Colour: Mid Brown colour.

CC Price: Only $128.99!    easily compares at $156.00

 


Mid Brown Colour Akubra Adventurer Hat

 



Light Sand Colour Akubra Burke and Wills Hat

 

#AKU-1632 Burke and Wills Hat

An American hat shape with an Australian name underlies the frontier heritage shared by both nations. On either continent, a wide brim and tall crown will serve you well in the great outdoors. The pre-creased crown with a center crease and side dents is a shape often found in the American West. A horse hair band finishes the hat. It is 5 inches high at the front, 5-1/2 inches at the sides, with 3 eyelets on each side. The brim is 4 inches wide, raw edge. Premium quality pure fur felt, fully lined. Reeded roan leather sweatband. Made in Australia.

Sizes: 7 to 7 5/8 

Colour: Light Sand colour.

CC Price: Only $171.99!    easily compares at $208.00

 


Scout Brand Aerosol Spray "Scotchguard" type
Waterproofing 

#MF-01046 - Scout Rain & Stain Protector
Felt Hat Rain & Stain Protector
CC Price:  $9.49
Compare at:  $12.00

 

How do you help weather proof your Australian hat? These fur felt australian hats can be assisted by using several coats of Scout Brand Rain & Stain Protector. Spray, let dry about 10 minutes. Spray again. Let dry about 10 minutes. Repeat a couple more times and make your headwear more weather resistant in snow and easier to clean in mud. Remember the key is several lighter coats. Retreat after washing.  CAUTION: Only treaty the TOP side of your hat. Do not treat the bottom or inside, or you will not be able to steam and re-shape your hat if you waterproof all sides. 

Please be sure to specify your size when ordering!

HATS OF THE OUTBACK SIZE CHART

X-SMALL

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

X-LARGE

XX-LARGE

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

60

61

62

63

6-1/4"

6-5/8"

6-3/4"

6-7/8"

7"

7-1/8"

7-1/4"

7-3/8"

7-1/2"

7-5/8"

7-3/4"

7-7/8"

20-1/2"

21"

21-1/2"

21-5/8"

22-1/8"

22-1/2"

23"

23-5/8"

23-3/4"

24-1/2"

25"

25-3/8"

About Akubra Hats

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