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.

Halfpipe Approved

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

Feeling Blue

Made from Kuroki cotton denim, this Louis Vuitton hat features stitching details and monogrammed metal studs.

Louis Vuitton Bucket Hat, $615 at

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

Runway Ready

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

Think Pink

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

Making Waves

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

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