Hat Bashing Videos Now on YouTube

May 10, 2013

In this first video, Mike shows you how to create the Open Telescope and Pinched Telescope bash.



In this second video, Mike shows you how to create the classic fedora look and the cattleman’s crease.



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Bolo Ties by Frederick Design

April 25, 2013

Frederick Design creates elegant and affordable jewelry made of lead-free pewter. The jewelry is hand-crafted in Canada by various artists, including First-Nations.


We now carry two pewter bolo ties from Frederick design. The first is the Orca Bolo, shown leaping out of the water.


Orca Bolo Tie, Pewter

Orca Bolo Tie, Pewter


The second depicts the raven stealing the sun. Unlike our other raven jewelry, this shows a frontal view of the raven holding the sun in its beak.   

Raven Stealing The Sun Bolo Tie, Pewter

Raven Stealing The Sun Bolo Tie, Pewter


The black cord is machine-braided synthetic material. Overall length, not including the metal tips, is 36 inches.



Frederick Design





Visit One of Our Akubra Dealers

April 12, 2013

Do you want to try an Akubra without having to fly out to Seattle, Washington? There are many hat retailers around the United States and Canada that offer a variety of Akubra hats. In fact, some dealers offer styles and colors not available on our website.

With a local dealer you are also supporting your local business. As hat sales continue to grow, you can be assured that the more the retailers sell, the more they can offer.

Your local hat dealer also carries hat stretchers, brushes and many will even custom shape your hat.

So, when looking for an Akubra, don’t forget to see if there is a dealer in your neighborhood.

Check our dealer page to see if there is one near you.  





Kickin’ It Up!

March 29, 2013

Kickin’ up the back brim of your hat can add an additional flare to your Akubra. Your hat will have more of a fedora style than the traditional Aussie style.

It’s easy to kick up the back brim. All you need is a little steam from a tea kettle. Run the steam over the top of the brim for just a few seconds to get it soft. Then, push up the back from underneath with your thumbs. Push up at the base of the brim, right where it meets the crown.

You can watch this video to see how to steam your hat.


Cattleman, kicked up

The Cattleman, kicked up.



Banjo, kicked up

Banjo, kicked up


Traveller, kicked up

Traveller, kicked up


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How to Adjust Your Welch Suspenders

March 15, 2013

Welch suspenders are world-renowned for their quality. They are made in the USA, in Hillsboro, Oregon. David Morgan sells a variety of suspenders ranging from formal to casual wear. They can be worn for light or for heavy, outdoor work. We also sell suspenders to hold up heavy utility belts worn by police officers.

Some customers have difficulty in adjusting the length of the suspenders. The trick into getting the clasps back into position is to use your thumbs on the front and your index fingers on the back. Once the teeth are in place, you must push up with your thumbs and push down with your index finger. You will feel the top of the clasp fall into place.

We’ve created a video that shows this. If you still have any questions, please contact us.



Welch Suspenders


Ready for Adventure!

March 1, 2013


No search for treasure is possible without the essentials. Protect your head from blistering sun, spiders and snakes (or just rain) with a real, rabbit-fur felt hat. The Adventurer is an open-crown hat that can be shaped just like the legendary archaeologist’s own fedora. It was designed by Akubra with specs from the prop master of Indy IV.

Our leather gloves are made from deerskin or kangaroo. Don’t be fooled by how soft and thin the kangaroo leather is, it’s incredibly tough. Gloves are available in brown, black or gold.

 And for those rare cases where you just might need a bullwhip




Who Says Fedoras Are Only for Men?

February 14, 2013

There’s no question that Akubras look classic and stylish on men. But they also look great on women! We’ve already mentioned The Hampton, but other hats look great, too. We have several open-crown hats that you can crease yourself, or keep them uncreased, such as with The Adventurer, below. Our open-crown hats include The Sydney, The Bushman and The Slouch.


The Adventurer, in black.



The Adventurer


If you’re looking for a straw hat, our Gambler has a telescope crown, which you may find more interesting than our straw fedoras.





The Perfect Little Gift

November 29, 2012

We know how hard it is to find just the right little gift for someone. It should be high quality, but not too expensive. And it needs to stand out. We’ve got many different items for you to give this Christmas that hits the spot.


 Our totems are reproductions of the Haida originals. They are made with a natural resin composite that has the heft and finish of the originals.


Price Range: $15 to $21.

Eagle King

Eagle King


Raven Queen

Raven queen totem


See all argillite pieces.


Fingerless Gloves

The soft pointed ends and hollow core of possum fur provide an extremely light, soft and luxurious fiber, making these knitted gloves extremely warm for their weight. State of the art knitting technology is used to create a glove with no seams to bind or rub against your fingers. Made of 40% possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon.


Possum Open Finger Gloves

Price: $22.00

View all Lothlorian knitwear.



Heathergems: a Christmas Treasure

November 16, 2012

Our latest jewelry comes from the hills of Scotland, where the purple blooms of heather decorate the landscape. Heathergems are made from this well-loved plant, which is dyed and blocked into unique color patterns.

Each Heathergem is handcrafted in Pitlochry, Scotland. The heather used is too old to provide any nutrition for wildlife and is pulled in a manner which promotes the growth of new plants.

The stems are dried, shotblasted to remove the bark and dyed various colors using natural dyes. Stems of different colors are then mixed together and compressed into a block. Eighty tons of pressure is required to press the block of stems together.

The block is then cut into slices and individual pieces are cut, shaped and filed by skilled craftworkers before being lacquered to give the final finish. The Heathergem jewelry we offer are set into sterling silver fittings. Each piece comes gift boxed, with a card explaining the process used to create Heathergems.

This is a wonderfully unique Christmas gift.


Heathergems Bangle Bracelet w/Triskele, Sterling Silver

  The Heathergems bracelet


Heathergems Pendant, Oval, Plain, Sterling Silver

Heathergems oval pendant


Heathergems Triskele Earrings, Fishhook, Sterling Silver

Heathergems triskele earrings



A Complete List of Heathergems Jewelry




The Artful Traveller, Courtesy of Corrine Hunt

October 26, 2012

Corrine Hunt, co-designer of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics medals, is a First Nation Komoyue and Tlingit. Her art reflects the themes and traditions of her heritage, bringing the stories of her First Nations culture to the modern world. “I want to show how both the First Nations people and the art have evolved,” she explains.

Corrine’s work is not overly ornate. She conveys her message using as few lines as possible.

David Morgan carries two leather travel bags by Corrine.


The Solo Bag

A raven is embossed on the front. The tan colored bag is made of soft and supple deerskin while the black is made of cow leather. It’s perfect for carrying the little essentials. The main compartment has a zip closure and an open interior pocket. There is one exterior pocket which snaps shut.


Solo Bag, Deerskin, Tan

Solo Bag, Deerskin, Tan


Solo Bag, Deerskin, Black

Solo Bag, Deerskin, Black


Deerskin Passport Pouch

This pouch carries your passport and all of your other travel documents, including boarding pass and tickets. The deerskin pouch is embossed with Corrine’s own raven design. The main compartment and a smaller, front pocket zip shut.


Passport Pouch, Deerskin, Tan

Passport Pouch, Deerskin, Tan



 Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Art & Lore

Corrine Hunt