Bucket Hats, Perfect for the Great Outdoors
Bucket hats, with their softshell fabric and downward sloping brim, are packable and ideal for outdoor activities in all seasons. Bucket hats are a practical and fashionable choice of headwear, whether made of lightweight vented fabric or thick tweed. If you're going fishing, hiking, or golfing this summer or fall, the bucket hat has something for you to enjoy.
A Fashion Item Since the ’60s
Since the 1960s, the bucket hat has been a popular piece of headwear. In a time when fedoras were becoming less and less popular and voluminous, bouffant hairstyles were an increasingly dominant fashion trend, these soft hats were perfectly suited to a more groovy fashion sense and interfered less with hairdos.
An Emblem of Hip Hop Fashion
The bucket hat experienced a revival in the 1980s. Bucket hats became popular as a sportswear and streetwear fashion accessory and were widely worn by the burgeoning breakdancing, DJing, and rapping crowds. Kangol bucket hats, such as the Kangol Furgora Casual and the Kangol Washed Bucket, were worn by famous MCs such as L.L. Cool J.
A Cultural Phenomenon
Many famous pop culture artists also wear bucket hats. You may think of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther series, Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island, or Professor Jones Sr., as portrayed by the late Sean Connery in Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade.