An Akubra Visits Machu Picchu

Akubra is made for rugged terrain. It’s no surprise that we’ve received pictures of happy customers wearing their hats from all over the world. This is our first from Peru. Our Kiandra made it all the way to Machu Picchu.

 

We’d love to receive more photos of you with your Akubra. Or, if you’re a little shy, just send one of the hat, as in these photographs. We’ll post it here!

 

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Is a spirit trying to wear the hat?

 

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Close-up showing our very-own kangaroo leather chinstrap.

 

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Posing against a majestic background.

 

 

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Some Customer Hat Photos

We love receiving pictures of our customers wearing Akubra hats. Because Akubras are hard-wearing, we have had photos sent from all over the world: from the middle-eastern deserts to the American Southwest, from Europe and Africa to South America. Below are a few we’ve accumulated over time. As you can see, some have an artistic flair.

  

Enjoy the photos!

JJ. and Friends at Singapore Zoo

JJ and friends at the Singapore Zoo.

  

  

  

  

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hats in the mountains flat

  Self Portrait and a surrealistic painting.

  

  

  

Hans Dietrich in his Adventurer (from Germany)

Hans Dietrich Zimmer, from Germany sporting his Adventurer.

  

  

  

Akubra Slouch Featured in New Amazon Book

Stan Morse, a local customer, came into our store here in Bothell, Washington. He surprised us with the news that our Slouch is featured in his new Kindle novel.

  

It is the summer of 1969 and the Vietnam War is raging, John Wayne dominates the theater marquee, and fourteen year old Billy Ward’s world will crumble if he can’t convince his eighteen year old brother Mike and Mike’s best friend Stu to include him in a backpacking adventure. For the older boys, taking The Kid into the mountains is a burden to be avoided at all costs. Parental pressure finally forces them to offer Billy a test to see if he is worthy. Can Billy prove himself physically capable? And beyond that, how can he hope to earn the respect of the older boys?

 

Brothers of Summer is a window into the hearts of teenagers in the 60’s—a time when kids rode bikes, boys got drafted, parental abuse was often ignored, and the bonds of friendship between teenagers were more important than nearly anything imaginable.

  

You can get his book here.

  

Brothers of Summer

  

We wish Stan the best of luck with his novel!

  

  

Tell Us About Your Leather Projects

Adam Croft, who uses our lace for his projects, posted a photo of one of his motorcycle seats on our online review for lace.

 

Croft Leathers Motorcycle Seat

Leather motorcycle seat by Adam Croft. www.croftleather.com

 

Over the years, many of you have bought lace and kangaroo skins for leather projects. We would love to see what you have done!

 

Please send a photo of your work to our email address: catalog [at] davidmorgan [dot] com. (Please replace “at” and “dot” with the correct punctuation.) Include in the subject line that it is for our blog. If you have a website where you sell your leather goods, feel free to include that.

 

We look forward to seeing your work.