The turn of the twentieth century marked the birth of the bucket hat. Also known as ‘fishing hats’, the headgear was constructed from felt or tweed cloth and worn by Irish farmers to protect them from the rain. The hats were lightweight and portable, easy to fold in the pocket, which lead to them being adopted internationally over the next half century.
By the 60s, bucket hats were embraced more widely. Members of the Mod subculture took a liking to them as well as fashionable women who wore their hair in the bouffant style of the decade. The 80s brought about yet another incarnation of the piece - bucket hats in streetwear fashion as they were adopted by the hip-hop community. It’s through this avenue that the accessory has re-emerged more recently. Although they have lost their outdoorsy connotations now, bucket hats are still linked with a utilitarian sort of aesthetic. Here at HANSEN, we stock bucket hats from Kapital, the cult Japanese brand, and our own designs.
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