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Red Sea Sharks: Tintin’s Slouch Hat?

#1 · Posted: 2 Jan 2007 22:17
First of all, hello to you all, I've just re-discovered my childhood Tintin books and am busy re-reading, and thoroughly enjoying, them!

Now for the question: In The Red Sea Sharks Tintin wears a hat as he disembarks at Wadesdah Airport, page 15 of my copy, am I right in thinking that this is a Slouch Hat as famously worn by the Australians in both World Wars? If so, can anyone recommend a retailer?
#2 · Posted: 3 Jan 2007 00:18
G'day and welcome, Hannibales!
I haven't got the book with me to check Tintin's hat - but if you are looking for slouch hats, consider getting one from Akubra: http://www.akubra.com.au/products_special.html
Akubra distributors: http://www.akubra.com.au/distributors.html
#3 · Posted: 3 Jan 2007 21:44
I did have a quick search around and saw Akubra's site. Like all hat sites I'm impressed by some designs, amused by others and reduced to laughter by a few (have a search for Akubra's "resort" style!). I'm going to continue looking around, as I'm determined to get something that looks like Tintin's, and when I do, I'll let you all know where to get one too!!
#4 · Posted: 4 Jan 2007 09:53
I have two Akubra hats (both are Akubra Federation Deluxes, which may not be available any more), which are fedora-type bush hats, rather than slouch hats, and they are excellent.

I had good experience with a company called www.hatsdirect.com, which considering that they came from Downunder to the U.K., still proved cheaper than buying the same or similar from an Akubra supplier here.

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