Akubra Hats is to Australia what Stetson is to the USA or Borsalino is to Europe. Namely, they are the most famous felt hat maker in Australia. The world associates some Akubra felt hat styles as quintessentially Australian. For example, the Slouch Hat where one side of the brim is affixed to the side of the crown. The Snowy River is another where the 3 inch brim is turned down in both the front and back; the hat was worn by the scores of horseback riders who introduced the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.