I'm crazy for the crown, you know; so could I leave a good hat like this in Australia? Not, sure, so I purchased.
My love for hats in cowboy style, pass even trough this iconic Australian brand, Akubra, and this hat, Bronco.
Akubra Bronco: high-quality hat
This felt hat is very stiff, so I think could live a long life, this I expect a lot from a hat, and from this too.
I have others felt hats, Stetson, and they are softer respect this, for the brim and the crown, although they are always in an excellent shape, rain or shine.
Bronco, my first Akubra hat, has sure something different in the realization of the building, is stiffer for the brim and crown, but is very soft to the touch, and to wear it.
Between my Stetson hats and this, there a consistent difference to the touch, and to wear, two different styles, but both greats.
Stetson felt hats are softer, pleasantly, to wear, to touch, and when I keep in my head I really feel me a very comfortable hat, not so much can I say for the Akubra first times, but I had to wear sometimes before appreciate it a lot, as now is.
The Akubra Bronco hat is finished very well, with satin inside crown, and the leather as the sweatband, so even form this point of view nothing to say; hats off.
The first thing I liked a lot has been the stiffer shape, even if in the first moment seemed me unusual, thinking to the Stetson felt hats.
But there is a hat and hat; and each one has its story, its tradition, its kind of realization.
If the Akubra is stiffer than Stetson (my hats at least), is not a criticism, it's clear, is a difference between two iconic hat brands.
You have to know the brand for each purchase
When you begin to know a specific brand, you understand the precise typology of the item, and you can make the best choice in the future purchase.
For example, now I know that with straw hats, is better for me to chose one or two sizes more, respect to the felt hat.
Perhaps, my second Akubra hat (I'm thinking to the “Saddle Bronc”, a made to order hat) I will choose a size more, this is one of thing that I generally understood with Akubra hats, even because there is always hat reducer as sweat bands to insert when is necessary.
I always very careful when I chose the size, precisely because several times, something could change, even when you purchase one hat of the same brand you yet have, the different typology of the item could be different even in size; little things, but things that make difference, in worst or in better when you purchase, and wear, your hat.
My choice went in this colour, quartz, an elegant soft grey, able to wear different clothes, very nice and pleasant.
This hat has a felt made rather thin, but strong, and this aspect make me crazy.
I tried this beautiful hat in a strong wind weather, and I knew one time more how much is important to choose the right size of the hat, that always has to keep firm on the head, independently of bad weather.
In this interesting video, you see how it's made the Akubra hat, and they are made to last, as each great hat could be.
I'm very satisfied for this hat, so much that I will sure to purchase another hat of this great, iconic, brand.
Watch this interesting video: Making an Akubra Hat.
Where purchase Akubra Bronco hat
If you desire, you can purchase Akubra Bronco hat on Australian eBay:
Or, if you prefer, on U.S.A. eBay:
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