You might think choosing a hat is an easy decision, but it’s really not. In fact choosing an Australian Made Akubra fits right into that ‘hard decision’ category.
So, we’ve gone straight to the experts at OzHatz, who have been selling the Aussie made icon at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the past 26 years.
While most of it’s personal preference, there are some things you should really think about and know before you start to choose.
A couple of tips from the experts:
Brim: Wide or small? The four-inch brim on the Riverina is a popular choice for many Aussies especially ‘those that are serious about hats and needing protection.’
Crown: High or low? for those that are concerned about the height of the hat, your looking at something a little lower, don’t care? Go high.
Style: Each different style has it’s own unique name and different look about it. From the Cattleman to the Tablelands, to the wide brimmed Riverina and the more traditional Snowy River. Then there’s The Boss with a little bit of extra style.
Size: Make sure your hat is on the looser side when you first purchase it, the extra padding will be added and if there is a slight shrinkage then you can always take the extra out.
Colours: This is more personal choice but of course it’s something that has to go with what you wear, so choose carefully.
Wear your Akubra for “Dolly”
Australians everywhere have been touched by the story of Amy “Dolly” Everett and as a show of support for Dolly’s Dream Foundation, Tamowrth Country Music Festival organisers are encouraging festival goers to wear their Akubra’s at the Bush Ballads concert in the park on Wednesday night.
“Dolly’s Dream” aims to raise awareness of bullying, anxiety, depression, and suicide, and festival manager Barry Harley said he hopes that this initiative by the festival will play a small part in helping to raise that awareness.
During the Bush Ballads concert, festival organizers will be promoting campaign hashtags #stopbullyingnow and #doitforDolly.