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Old 11-20-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
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Akubra Federation (Standard) from HatsDirect

Finally investing in an Akubra after years of poorly fitting, S/M/L/XL standard hats. Can anyone advise whether the Federation is the best for that Raiders look, and whether HatsDirect have reasonable shipping to the UK ? Canyon - I'm looking at you here
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Akubra Federation is the best hat you can find under 100 dollars which will give you the raiders look.
I heard that people from COW menaged to use their influence on Akubra to make a low budget hat with high quality. I do not own a Federation but I've heard all the best things about it.
I am also thinking of buying one.
I also have a question for people who have (and wear) Akubra Federation. Is Federaton winter or summer hat, or something else? Can it be worn, let's say, in june in Florida? Or maybe in december in Moscow?
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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I have worn mine in temperatures ranging from about -7 degrees Celsius to about 28 degrees celsius. It's not the best choice for headgear in either of your options. In very cold weather your ears will freeze and in extremely hot weather you will sweat like mad. You can of course remove the liner and sweatband, which will help a lot. Probably the best hat in hot temperatures is a panama hat like the one Belloq wears. Otherwise it is a year round hat for me. The Federation is the best cheap Indy hat on the market, the best Raiders hat would be an Adventurebilt Deluxe. Hatsdirect has two overseas shipping options, Airmail and EMS Courier. Airmail is supposed to 5-10 days, so that would probably be the best choice.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:48 AM   #4
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the best Raiders hat would be an Adventurebilt Deluxe
I'm curious as to what you call the Adventurebuilt Deluxe (the beaver felt?), they have no mention of it on their site.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #5
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Adventurebilt Deluxe is the Deluxe version of the regular Adventurebilt. AB Deluxes have finer pouncing, denser felt and the sweatband and the liner are both higher quality. The AB site hasn't been updated in a long time, an English version of the AB Deluxe site is in the works. http://indyartifacts.de/adventurebilt
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:01 AM   #6
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The english AB-dlx page has been up for a while now: www.adventurebiltdeluxe.com

I have an AB-dlx (waterfall bash):











It's one helluva fedora - so far it has stood up to a blizzard and several heavy rainfalls, without any damage.


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Old 02-26-2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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Very nice hat, but isn't Indy's ribbon brown?

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:09 AM   #8
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It is brown, just extremely dark brown.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:25 AM   #9
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It is brown, just extremely dark brown.

Indeed - just as the hat changes colour in diffrent lightning, so does the ribbon.


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It is brown, just extremely dark brown.

Gotcha, thanks.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of getting an Akubra Federation also.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:22 AM   #12
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I enjoy mine. I'll have to look into the AdventureBuilt. My only issue with the Fed is that I have to steam the brim quite often to keep it rolled.
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What do you mean by rolled?
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What do you mean by rolled?
Curled on the sides and dipped in the front.
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So how do I figure out my hat size, because my fedora right now is just a "Large" that is slightly too big but a "Medium" is too small, and I'm considering getting the AB-dlx that Jeep posted.
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So how do I figure out my hat size, because my fedora right now is just a "Large" that is slightly too big but a "Medium" is too small, and I'm considering getting the AB-dlx that Jeep posted.
A tape measure with centimeters listed, I believe.
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So how do I figure out my hat size, because my fedora right now is just a "Large" that is slightly too big but a "Medium" is too small, and I'm considering getting the AB-dlx that Jeep posted.

If it's only a little too large - then I would go with a large, a fedora has a tendency to shrink a little after it has been worn a little while.

You won't regret getting an AB-dlx - you can take my word for that

The AB's are BTW made after measurements - so you won't have to worry about standard sizes there.


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A tape measure with centimeters listed, I believe.

Ahhh, thank you. I need a 58 as opposed to my 60.

Edit: this is what im rollin' with right now, except i took the IJ pin off of it.

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Curled on the sides and dipped in the front.
Have you tried the Raiders Turn? http://raidershat.com/
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Have you tried the Raiders Turn? http://raidershat.com/
Looks complicated...I'll have to give it a try. Thanx, VP...
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