The Mad Hatter

The Akubra Campdraft; Silverbelly

Words by Billy George
Photos by Angus McLaurin

It's rare moment when you at a store, try something on and it just works. That's how this whole craze of hats started with me. Many moons ago, I had picked up a Brixton trilby, and I didn't look back. Though it was short brimmed, I wore it religiously for many years. That is until I discovered Akubra. 

Look, it's not like I didn't know them before hand, I just never went out looking for one. I distinctly remember one night in spent blogging and I had come across many photos of guys and gals wearing fedora's, that is - something a lot wider than what I was used to. And it just clicked! So I had to have one (well I now have many). 

I started off with a fawn-coloured Style Master, I soon realised I need a creamy coloured something in my life. That's when I discovered the good lads down at Strand Hatters had a Campdraft in Silverbelly sitting pretty for me. What more can I say, life was complete! 

What I'm Wearing:

Jacket - Jack London
Sweater - Industrie
Denim - Levi's
Shoes - Aquila
Hat - Akubra Campdraft
Glasses - Burberry