The bucket hat is a super-functional headgear, which is also fashionable. In its long history, the bucket hat has grown from a functional piece of headwear for outdoor enthusiasts and fishermen to one of the most worn headwear on earth. Over the years, the bucket hat has transformed from a quirky outsider (worn by equally quirky types like Hunter S. Thompson) into a genuine style staple. The bucket hat appeared in the very first rap video ever, and was adopted by hip-hop icons such as Run DMC, The Beastie Boys and, more recently, Earl Sweatshirt. The bucket hat has never really been gone, but is currently undergoing its greatest revival since its heyday in the late 80s. The hat is au courant again and the trend only seems to be getting bigger. No wonder, because the bucket hat is one of the most versatile hats ever devised.
Obey, Huf, and more!
Depending on how you rock it, the bucket hat can communicate anything from casual cool (the casual fishing hat) to lavish luxury (the Gucci version). But whatever the message, a bucket hat is always a statement. Not to mention its functional benefits. The hats have a rounded brim that protects your eyes, ears and neck from the sun. In addition, they are usually made of light, airy fabric, which keeps your head cool in the summer (as opposed to your woolly snapback cap). New bucket hats are no longer always made of canvas, but also of modern materials such as denim, ripstop and windbreaker material. Besides that, the new generation of bucket hats comes with a wide variety of prints and patterns. Revert 95 has one of the largest bucket hat collections in the Netherlands, with bucket hats from brands like Obey, Stussy, Ripndip and Burton.