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Sydney Hat (Open Crown) - Reviews

The Sydney, named after Australia's largest city, is a Fedora in a quality soft felt specifically designed for this style. This is a true city hat you will enjoy wearing anywhere. In the classic Fedora shape, it has an open crown and a one inch ribbon band. It is usually worn with a simple… more

Average Rating
 
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$145.00

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By Connecticut Dave

About Me Comfort-oriented, Casual

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I would recommend hats made by Akubra

 
5.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

A really nice comfortable hat to wear. A perfect fit. Very stylish.


By Farmer Dave

About Me Casual, Practical

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Dressy, but not too dressy

 
4.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Evening

Comments:

I bought this fedora for when I want something a little more dressy, but I've also worn it on casual occasions. It's my first open-crown hat--so far, I like the gentler, more natural lines I get when I do the bash myself. I also own, besides a Panama, a Stetson black fedora that I think of as my Neil Young hat, and an Akubra Angler that I love. The Regency Fawn Sydney is the perfect way to round out my collection. A beautiful hat.


By Jaybird

About Me Stylish

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great hat, helpful staff

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Evening
  • Commuting

Comments:

I dropped in on David Morgan's store during a vacation in the Northwest. I own several fedoras and had my eye on the Sydney for awhile. The staff was incredibly helpful. The hat fit perfect. They even bashed the crown for me after I explained how I wanted it to look. The Sydney is a good stylish hat that looks best in an urban setting with nice clothes. I commute to work by train every day in a suit a tie. The Sydney is a nice complement to that. It's well built, the felt has a nice, soft finish, it's durable in the rain and it always gets compliments. I now own three Akubras and will likely buy more. Can't say enough good things about them.


By Tom the Tinker

About Me Stylish, Practical, Comfort-oriented

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

A most handsome hat inded

 
5.0

PROS

  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Evening
  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments:

The Sydney hat is very handsome and I adore it. My previous hat was a wool Country Gentleman, it is a flimsy rag compared to this rabbit fur beauty. It is an open crown, which is not entirely to my liking, but the bashing instructions provided by this David Morgan were welcome. I have been subjecting this hat to the snow and wind of Michigan's god awful winter and it has so far performed admirably. I am curious to see how it performs in the summer compared to my Bailey Panama hat, but I am assured it will be breathable and continue to serve me well. It should be noted that it takes a day or two to "break in" the hat, it should be a tad loose or large at first, but it conforms almost perfectly to the noggin.


By Kiteflyer

About Me Comfort-oriented, Casual

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great Seattle Hat

 
4.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Excellent for the dreary Seattle climate. Comfortable to wear.


By Mr Tee

About Me Practical, Stylish, Casual, Comfort-oriented

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Fits just right,my third Akubra

 
4.0

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Travel
  • Commuting

Comments:

This is in my rotation of go to work and round the town hats. A great choice for spring and fall in Wisconsin.


By RB Hawkins

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Excellent! hat

 
5.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

I've had this hat for about 2 years - really an excellent piece of clothing. It's a bit warm for summer use, but I have a David Morgan panama for that. In either hat I get a surprising number of "nice hat!" comments from strangers (Anyone who cares for this kind of thing knows that you don't see hats like these all over town - we're still a bit of an oddity.) As long as I don't loose it or let it get run over by a truck, I expect it'll last my lifetime.


By Michael

About Me Casual

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great hat with awesome service

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear

Comments:

Nice quality hat but the most impressive thing is the customer service from the David Morgan team. Even for a first-time customer, Michael makes you feel like you are dealing with an old friend.


By Mac Marine

About Me Stylish, Comfort-oriented

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Darn good hat

 
5.0

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

I now own three Akubra hats, and enjoy the light-weight material and comfort of these fine Aussie creations. Between the Texas sun and my balding dome, I hardly leave home without one of them.


By threewood

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Quality is Above and Beyond

 
5.0

PROS

  • Adjustable
  • Excellent quality
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Great In All Weather

Comments:

I have worn this hat everyday since it arrived and it looks like I just took it out of the box. This is a quality product.


By Tony

About Me Practical, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Casual

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

An Excellent Hat.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Evening
  • Commuting

Comments:

I had a custom bash on this hat and it arrived just as I ordered it. I have received many compliments on it and only I only needed to put a single sizing strip in the back of the band, to have it fit me perfectly. I have worn it in sun and rain and I would highly recommend this hat. I also called with a question when I received the hat and the customer server here was exemplary in answering me, and giving me all the information I needed. The only small critique I would offer is the that the snap brim is a little higher than I expected. It makes the front brim a little round looking. But it is a MINOR thing. Over all this is a fine hat.


By Javaman Jon

About Me Practical, Stylish

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Great hat for going into town.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Evening

Comments:

This hat was my first order from DM. I bought a size 57. This was well before I finally figured out that I'm actually a size 58. It's a fine hat anyway, and has seen many trips into New York on cold, rainy days. It looks great with a suit or sport jacket, not so much with a bulky coat. It holds up well to abuse and multiple re-bashings. This hat looks best with a teardrop bash in my opinion.


By psnoogo

About Me Practical, Casual, Stylish

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Best Hat Ever

 
5.0

PROS

  • Breathable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting
  • Evening

Comments:

Great product from Akubra. This hat is lightweight and very high quality made. Would recommend this hat to anyone that is looking to get a good quality fedora.


By Big Joe

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Casual, Middle Aged Professional

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Classic, stylish and practical

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Very well made
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

CONS

BEST USES

  • Business
  • Evening
  • Casual Wear
  • Commuting

Comments:

This, like all other Akubra hats I own, is very well made, practical and stylish. The charcoal color looks good with business attire as well as casual evening clothes. The open crown Akubra's have a 'softer' look to them than do the pre-creased models, giving them an added level of style. Fedora hats are not commonly worn these days, and I always get comments of approval when I do wear mine.


By Desert Swagman

About Me Urban Swagman, Comfort-oriented, Casual, Practical

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

Hipster design from down under

 
5.0

PROS

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Universal Urban Design
  • Adjustable
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable

CONS

  • From My Perspective None

BEST USES

  • Interviews
  • Evening
  • Travel
  • Commuting
  • Casual Wear

Comments:

This hat is another well designed by Akubra. It is so well made and fits in with many activities within the urban spectrum. I have worn it to the symphony and then to a casual day at the coffee shop. Each time I have worn it many compliments have been paid about its quality and stylish design.


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