Lessons From Street Style: The Case For Bucket Hats |

Lessons From Street Style: The Case For Bucket Hats

Phil Oh

Street-style stars show why the bucket hat is an investment piece, and how to style the comfy headwear.

Despite originally being a utilitarian accessory, bucket hats have long drifted within pop culture and fashion. From its origins in fishing gear to an appearance in the 1960s mod era, then further on as a hip-hop staple, there’s just something about the hat that we can’t seem to let go of.

Each year, yet another streetwear or high fashion brand comes out with its own rendition of the bucket hat, and celebrities are all for it. Billie Eilish was one such star spotted wearing a version from Gucci, along with a matching coat and fingerless gloves, at the Grammys. Meanwhile, Rihanna was photographed capping off her date-night look with a textured mint green rendition from Prada.

A writeup by Bambina Olivares at a recent exhibition for the Metropolitan Museum of Manila titled “The Hat of the Matter” described how Filipinos are not known for their affinity for hats. She challenged the notion, however, by noting that we had the perfect climate for it, and that records show that hats were quite common for pre-colonial Filipinos.

In keeping with that challenge, and as the ber-months roll in, see five street-style inspirations to convince you to consider the ever-ready, historically rich bucket hat this holiday season:

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