No Hat for Old Men
Posted August 2, 2018 10:04 p.m. EDT
Forget about “Gilligan’s Island” and the Kangol caps of the ‘90s: The bucket hat has dethroned the fedora as the chapeau du jour. Spotted these days on megastars including Pharrell and Justin Bieber, the floppy topper has also showed up on fashion runways, most notably Prada and Lacoste. Here are seven updated versions to choose from.
Carhartt has become the place where work wear meets streetwear, and this teal, four-panel hat is perfect for both fishermen and skaters alike.
CarharttWatch Bucket Hat in Soft Teal, $38 at carhartt-wip.com.
Made from Kuroki cotton denim, this Louis Vuitton hat features stitching details and monogrammed metal studs.
Louis Vuitton Bucket Hat, $615 at louisvuitton.com.
For the Great Outdoors
This sporty Patagonia bucket hat, with its floppy brim and adjustable chin strap, is made of recycled nylon that offers protection from UV rays and water.
Patagonia Mickledore Bucket Hat. $39 at patagonia.com.
The current bucket craze owes something to the Prada fall 2018 men’s runway, where models wore colorful variations of this classic design.
Prada nylon rain hat, $340 at prada.com.
Rendered in blush (not millennial pink) with metal grommet details, this Acne hat is subtly showy in all the right ways.
Acne Bucket Hat Pale Pink, $150 at acnestudios.com.
If a Hawaiian shirt isn’t festive enough for you, consider the tropical-print bucket hat. Just, whatever you do, don’t wear them together.
Herschel SupplyLake Bucket Hat, $39.99 at herschel.com.
A Foppish Top
This topper by AMI is evocative of old-school tailoring, but its relaxed shape and soft houndstooth wool give it a younger twist.
AMI Bob Hat, $160 at amiparis.com.