New guy from CA - Finally got the hat!
I'm from So Cal and new to the forums. I might be an old codger here as I was already 16 when Raiders came out. So yup I'm pushing 47 now. I found the reads here interesting and informative but sometimes disturbing with regard to the obssession with movie lore and the purist approach to collecting and dressing up. Although I guess can understand it as I used to do military living history in my teens and 20s. I was always dressing up as a Tech Seargent, 1st ID, D-Day landing and was keen on accuracy. It's just I see some bashing and insults being thrown around over a character that doesn't exist in real life. Maybe I'm just getting old.
I've always been a fan but never got into collecting stuff from Indiana Jones.
(Star Wars is another story as I still have all my vintage toys from when I was a kid.) After all these years of wanting a good Indiana Jones type fedora I finally got one.
I scoured the internet looking at all the options. I was considering the Akubra Federation IV due to it's price and being able to shape it as close to SA as possible. I was preparing to order one when lo and behold a brown Fed Deluxe showed up on Ebay in my size. I managed to win the auction. It's brand new as it was too large for the previous owner. I was able to get it for $115 shipped so I'm pretty stoked about that. I wish it could be in the proper sable color as apart from IJ it's my favorite shade of brown but for the money what I got can't be beat. I know I will get some good use out of the hat. I'm a hat wearer and I do own another fedora, a good hat but a differnt style than the movie hat.
I don't plan on ever dressing up as Indiana Jones because I'm a big Scandinavian with Blonde hair turning grey and a goatee that's almost white... but I will love wearing the hat.