Bucket hats are (and always have been) a statement. Throughout history, bucket hats have been a functional option: Originally worn by Irish fishermen and farmers to protect them from the rain, the bucket hat has since been used by the U.S. military, worn by film and TV stars, appeared in music videos, and, of course, included in collections from countless streetwear, menswear and fashion designers. In the last few decades, the functionality of these hats has pushed its way into popular culture to create a look that is both practical and trendy. As fans of custom hats of all shapes and sizes, we had to do a deep dive on this popular variety.
Benefits of the Bucket Hat
It’s not a secret that bucket hats are just…better. Certainly better than any other hats, and maybe even better than any accessory. At their most basic, bucket hats are a perfect way to block out the sun and prevent your face (and neck) from burning. Where other hats only protect your face, bucket hats cover all the bases with a continuous rim. For the days when you forget to add sunscreen to your skincare, throw on your bucket hat for the extra security your skin needs.
Bucket hats have also got your back on those days where your hair is just not cooperating. The amount of hair problems a bucket hat can hide will save you time while getting ready (and have you running to add more to your wardrobe). Replace the judgmental looks strangers give you for your day-five-without-washing hair with looks of fashion envy by popping on a trendy bucket hat before running out the door. You’ll get an effortlessly cool look that is actually effortless.