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Akubra fur felt hats have been made in Australia since 1876 . They are amongst the most reputable and durable bush hats and cowboy hats available.
Akubra Hats for Men : An Australian Tradition since 1876
The Akubra hat company was founded by the Keir family in 1876 in Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. Ever since, Akubra offers a range of felt hats designed for hard labor and to provide relief from the extreme Australian weather. Akubra hats are not made just for show!
Akubra hats are in their element in plains, bushes, ranches, and trails. Embrace the perfect alliance of quality materials and traditional Australian design and find the Akubra hat made for you on the online Henri Henri hat store with fast shipping!
America’s got Cowboys, Australia’s got Cattlemen
In very much the same way the American cowboys herd cattle and handle ranch work, cattlemen tend to Australia’s prolific livestock industry. Akubra hats are true to their roots and original purpose, so they can still fill the needs of thousands of cattlemen that need shelter from sun and rain, and a hat that can endure tough physical labor.
A Celebration of Australia’s Culture
The Akubra hat company pays homage to the giants of Australian literature and to the country’s breathtaking natural landscape. The Banjo Patterson hat was named after Australia’s most celebrated poet who wrote The Man from Snowy River, a poem after which the Snowy River hat was named. The Kiandra hat is named after a famous gold mining town during New South Wales’s gold rush.
What Are Akubra Hats Made of?
Akubra hats are made of rabbit and hare felt. Did you know that rabbits and hares are considered a nuisance in Australia? A relic of the country’s colonial history, rabbits and hares were introduced as game animals. The prolific animals are a threat to crops, as well as to native species. Rabbit and hare felt is abundant in Australia, and it makes for a tough, water resistant and highly durable felt. Akubra hats are finished with satin liners and durable, comfortable genuine leather sweatbands.
How to Clean an Akubra Hat?
To remove dust and dirt from your Akubra hat, we recommend you use a clean horsehair brush for brush the hat using short, vigorous strokes in an anti clockwise fashion to follow the felt’s grain. If your hat gets too dirty, stained or loses its shape after extensive use, do not hesitate to bring it to Henri Henri’ professional team of hatters to be cleaned and reblocked with our genuine 1930’s hand-carved wooden molds!