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AKUBRA Hats Aussie Icon Premium Hat Collection LAWSON Heritage Fawn / Loden

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Seller: mystoreau (29,018) 98.7% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Rydalmere, NSW, Ships to: AU, Item: 181948634375 Classic AKUBRA Hats - Heritage Collection - "LAWSON" AKUBRA Hats - Lawson in "Heritage Fawn" or "Loden" A Great Australian Icon Akubra Hats are an Australian Icon. For 130 years Akubra has been making its famous fur felt hats. The Akubra name is synonymous with the landscape of outback Australia, and our unique hats form an important part of the Australian national uniform. In the modern era Akubra Hats still form an important part of the national culture, being worn by the hard working men and women on the land as well as being presented as national gifts to those visiting dignitaries who want to take a piece of Australia home. For 130 years Akubra has been hand crafting hats from start to finish, ensuring complete control of the production process and use of the best fur felt available, to achieve the highest quality standards in the industry. The superior rabbit fur felt used by Akubra reinforces its commitment to producing not only an exceptional looking hat but one of the most durable. The Lawson Hats: Named after the famous Australian explorer William Lawson. Features a ridge back hand braided genuine leather band and satin lining. Specifications: Style: Colours: Sizes: Brim: Lawson Heritage Fawn, Loden 53-64cm 76mm, Bound Edge Please Note: • Brim measurements are approximate only. • Colours of hats displayed may vary as a result of the print process. • Hat bands may change without notice for supply reasons. For more product details, visit official web The Hisory of AKUBRA Hats In 1874 Benjamin Dunkerley arrived in Tasmania from England and decided to start a hat making business in Hobart. His skills as a hatter were backed by his ability to invent machinery, and soon after his arrival he had developed a mechanical method of removing the hair tip from rabbit fur so the under-fur could be used in felt hat making. Previously this task had to be done by hand. In the early 1900's Dunkerley moved the business to Crown Street, Surry Hills, an inner suburb of Sydney, setting up a small hat making factory. In 1904 Stephen Keir I, who had also migrated from England, joined Dunkerley. Keir had hat making experience from England, and was seen as a valuable acquisition for the business. In 1905 he married Ada Dunkerley, Benjamin's daughter and soon after was made General Manager. Since that time the hat making firm has been in the hands of succeeding generations of the Keir family. In 1911, the business became Dunkerley Hat Mills Ltd, and had a mere nineteen employees. The trade name "Akubra" came into use in 1912. The increasing popularity resulted in the move to larger premises in Bourke Street, Waterloo and expanded production, especially of Slouch hats during World War I. Soon after all hats were branded Akubra. When Dunkerley died in 1925, ownership of the business transferred to Stephen Keir I. The business continued to flourish and when Stephen Keir retired in 1952 he was succeeded as Managing Director by his eldest son, Herbert. His second son, Stephen Keir II, served as General Manager and became Managing Director in 1972. His son, Stephen Keir III, became Managing Director in 1980. Another son, Graham, joined the firm in 1972, first as sales representative for Northern NSW and later as National Sales Manager. Unfortunately, Graham died prematurely in 1987. Stephen Keir III retired as Managing Director on 31st December 2007, allowing his son and fourth generation of the Keir family, Stephen Keir IV, to assume the mantle of Managing Director. In 2010, after working with the company for more than 56 years, Stephen Keir III O.A.M stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Stephen Keir IV, who has worked with the Akubra company for more than 20 years, is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. On 25th May 2012 Stephen Dixon Keir III passed away peacefully. He leaves behind him his wife (and former Director) Wendy, Daughters Stacey and Nicola (who both currently serve as directors of Akubra Hats), Son and Chairman of the Board of Directors Stephen Maitland Keir IV as well as seven Grandchildren. So the family tradition continues. The Akubra Hat Factory is now based on the mid north coast of New South Wales in the town of Kempsey, having relocated from Sydney in 1974. Akubra Hat Care - Caring for your most prized possession Here are some helpful hints that will keep your AKUBRA hat in top condition. (Visit for videos of caring for AKUBRA product) Style and Fit Do not squeeze the front of your hat when putting it on your head as this in time will cause a sharp point which will be the first place the hat will wear. Tugging the brim to ensure the fit can spoil the brim if this is done continually. To properly fit a hat, clear all hair away from the forehead and place the front of the hat (ribbon bow and size to the back) on the head: then by placing the palm of your hand on the back of the crown push the hat down. The hat should fit firmly on the head so that a good push down will make the hat stay in place on a windy day. When trying a hat on you will occasionally find one size too small and the next too big. It is suggested that you purchase the larger one and insert a liner inside the leather sweatband to help the hat fit more snugly. A hat that feels too tight will never be comfortable. When the hat is new it may feel a little stiff. However, with wear the leather hatband will begin to mould to your head shape. Brushing your Akubra To keep your Akubra in shape it's best to give it a brush from time to time in an anti-clockwise direction with a soft bristled brush over a shot of steam (a kettle will do nicely). This will assist in returning the fur back to its original direction. Akubra as a rain hat Your Akubra makes a great rain hat. However if it becomes wet it is important that it be cared for correctly. Do not force dry the hat if it has become wet. The inside leather band will shrink and once this happens it is hard to stretch back to its original size. Akubra hats are shower-proof and include a water proofing solution. As the hat ages the water proofing during manufacture may break down and the felt will absorb water. However, generally your head will remain dry. Hat Stand To prevent distortion when not being worn, rest the hat upside down on the crown or hang it on a hat peg or hat rack. Crown and Brim Distortions If the hat brim is out of shape simply place the area over steam (a kettle will do nicely) until the area is moist. Remember not to get the inside band wet. The bent brim can be reshaped with your fingertips and any crown marks should simply disappear. Removing Marks If your Akubra is slightly soiled with dust and/or grime, firstly brush the hat in an anti-clockwise direction to remove any dust and then lightly rub the affected area with a paint thinner or dry cleaning fluid. Do not use too much. Car upholstery cleaner can be used. Spray on and leave for 15-20 seconds then wipe off with a damp cloth. Any serious marks should be cleaned by a hat cleaning specialist only, please refer to our list of hat refurbishers. Akubra Hats and Sun Protection Akubra Hats regularly and independently tests its fur felt hats for Ultraviolet Protection. Samples are sent to the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), a Federal Government Agency. Akubra then receives an Ultraviolet Protection Factor Report and an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating. The UPF rating indicates how effective a fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation. This testing is performed according to Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 4399. UPF ratings range from 15 to 50 with higher ratings indicating more effective blocking and therefore better protection for the wearer of a garment made from the fabric. Fabrics that test higher than UPF 50 are rated as UPF 50+. Akubra hats are currently rated at UPF 50+, and as such are classified as EXCELLENT under the UPF Classification System. This is the highest classification achievable under this system. This confirms the long held belief that Akubra hats provide(s) excellent protection from the sun for those who are outdoors, either at work or at leisure. We recommend all individuals consider the importance of sun protection when purchasing a broad brimmed hat. Warranty: Shop with confidence, this item comes with 12 months WARRANTY Visit MyStore, see other Akubra products in our store. 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Note that item returned must be in its original packaging with all accessories, and is in resalable condition, we will gladly refund you the total amount less Shipping & Handling cost. Warranty Return Policy: Warranty issue: Please refer to our eBay listings for warranty information. Should item becomes faulty or DOA, if item carries warranty and it's within the warranty period, please refer to the Warranty Form inside your item package, or contact us to require a Warranty Form. Buyer is liable for the postage to return faulty/DOA product for warranty repair or refund. While all care is taken, any error or omission is unintentional. We are liable for sending replacement or warranty repair item back to the buyer, except in the case that the returned item is tested not faulty. In which case, it is the buyer's liability to pay for the postage cost to send the item back to buyer. Copyright© MyStoreAustralia. All right reserved. While all care is taken, any error or omission is unintentional Condition: New with tags, Brand: AKUBRA, Style: Cowboy/Western, MPN: N/A

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