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Leather Characteristics

Scarring and subtle variations naturally occur on genuine leathers which believe enhances the character and individuality of each hat. Below is a list of our most popular leathers, their characteristics, and how to care for them. 


Suede

Our Suede derives from cow split leather that is finely snuffed to create a lush outer pile. The underside is coated leaving a sealed surface,with a dull lustre that is smooth to the touch.

To keep your hat clean we recommend you consider using a suede waterproofing spray (eg Scotchgard or Nikwax) when the hat is new and prior to wearing. The spray will seal the porous leather fibres allowing both water and surface dirt to be easily removed.

To revitalise your suede hat use a brass wire suede brush on the outer side only by brushing one way following the natural fall of the pile.


Jordani

Our Jordani, is produced in Italy using a formulation of fine waxes to create a rich, full bodied finish on fine cow split leather. Although many other countries have tried, we believe that only the Italians have actually perfected this technique.

The maintenance of this hat is very simple, when soiled, just take a damp cloth and wipe off any soil or dust and leave on a flat surface to dry


Pull-up

We start by taking a thick buffalo full grain leather, then, using a specially formulated recipe of waxes and dyes run the leather through hot rollers sealing the waxes into the leather. The end result is a smooth surface with a deep vintage effect that appears when the leather is slightly crushed and when released recovers back to its original form.

To maintain when soiled, just take a damp cloth and wipe off any soil or dust and leave on a flat surface to dry


Bulldog

This is a tough leather that can take a beating and still look great.We again start by taking a thick buffalo full grain leather, then, using a specially formulated recipe of waxes and dyes run the leather through hot rollers sealing the waxes into the leather. After cooling, the leather undergoes and extra process whereby we emboss our grain print.

Like all our waxed finished leathers to maintain is very simple, when soiled, just take a damp cloth and wipe off any soil or dust and leave on a flat surface to dry.


Spanish Leather

The name describes the type of print and not the leather finish. We again start by taking a thick buffalo full grain leather, then, using a specially formulated recipe of waxes and dyes, run the leather through hot rollers sealing the waxes into the leather. After cooling, the leather undergoes our printing process whereby we emboss the flower like shapes into the finished leather creating the highs and lows in the colour tones.

 Like all our waxed finished leathers to maintain is very simple, when soiled, just take a damp cloth and wipe off any soil or dust and leave on a flat surface to dry

 

Size Guide

SIZE CHARTS

GARMENT SIZE GUIDE

On average, women should order one size smaller for unisex sized garments (if you size to a 3XL in women's, order a XXL for unisex).

WOMEN'S SIZE CHART

For women's clothing, order as sized below. 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD

Kakadu hats - or Mates as we often call them - come in all shapes and sizes so you're sure to find a Mate that suits you.   

But first things first, lets determine your correct size. Remember you want comfortably firm

Kakadu hats - how to measure your head