Seriously, if you got ten slouchys, all the same size and lined them up, you will have ten different bashes....they will all have the same regulation forming of the crown, but it will be done 10 different ways, all with different heights and widths!!!!
And an Akubra will bash differently to say a mountcastle manufactured hat....
I believe these repros are Akubras....that's why they are expensive...your buying an Akubra!!!! Most diggers nowadays get their Army issue slouch hat, an if you don't get an Akubra, most will ditch th issue hat and spend the money and get an Akubra....much much better quality and they last!!!
I picked up this great slouchie at the military fair on sunday, it is a real beauty! I'm getting the blokes service history together to go with it, the lady that had the slouchie actually got it from the old boy that wore it throughout WW11 and Korea. I'm really pleased with it, I hope you gents like it too! Cheers, Dave.
It's a great hat Dave, if you didn't pick it up I was certainly going to consider it for myself. Such a bonus to find out its history as well. You did really well mate.
Good score Dave - Indeed, very nice to have the history
of the guy who wore it.........!
Unfortunately not Rene, it has no liner or chinstrap. I've got to ring the lady that I got it from next week, she is here in Perth and reckons that she will be able to get me lots of info on the original owner, from what she has told me about him, he was quite an interesting man.
Here's my other 2 slouchys I believe are 50's?