Eric Rodriguez is a 50-something New York based fashion blogger who wants you to feel more confident about your personal style. He says that “of all the accessories a man can wear nowadays, a hat is by far the most stylish.” Here are some of Eric's custom Akubra Campdraft hats.
Any costume designer will tell you that a great hat can be an essential part of creating a memorable character. Some of the most iconic characters in movie history have worn a unique headpiece that sets them apart from the rest.
Recently, I have come across a rather remarkable woman. Of course, she drew my attention because she is an avid fan and collector of Akubra hats, and I love a lady that can wear a hat. But after following this vibrant lady on her adventures, I came to realise there is much more to Selina Win Pe than meets the eye.
It can be a rite of passage here in Australia to at some point pack up your life into a van and head off to do the big lap. And many people who make the decision to head out on the road also find themselves faced with another hard question…. do I take the dog?
What exactly is Campdrafting you might ask? Although the stock horse sport bears similarity to American western riding sports such as Cutting and Reining, Campdrafting originated in Australian 130 odd years ago. In a recent interview with the ABC, 85-year-old Campdrafter John Stanton says he recalls the story of one of the first official Campdrafting competitions.
It has always been something on my mind, ever since I can remember. I have always wanted to take a good amount of time and see as much of Australia as possible. When I was a kid, every school holiday’s our family went on camping trips, and so I grew up comfortable with camping and Australian travel.
Kelsey Atwell, known to us here at Everything Australian as “The Cattleman’s Wife” is a cattle farmer, wife, mother and rural photographer from the Upper Great Southern area of Western Australia. Kelsey has bought a couple of Akubra’s from us and when she tagged us on her Instagram page of the same name, I was instantly drawn to the incredible images where she documents life on the beef farm, working with her husband and raising her two little ones.
I like to think these unadvertised attractions are a reflection of the true nature of Australians and what makes them great. Like the Big Poo and Gnomesville, Australians are a friendly bunch that don’t take themselves too seriously and love a good laugh.