Sunny day, windy day or bad hair day – wearing a piece of headwear can help make it a good day. And while we can all make do with a simple cap, why not up your style game and take on a bucket hat instead? Reasons why: It gives you more protection from the weather with an all-round brim; is usually less structured and made with a softer material so it makes for a foldable and portable accessory to carry and pack away; and is supes-trendy. Try these 8 bucket hats for a new look for the spring season.
Carhartt WIP Corduroy Bucket Hat In Burnt Orange, $83.99
available from asos.com
Everything’s been coming up corduroy for menswear lately, so it makes sartorial sense to have the right headgear made of the same cord material to fit yourself right in. Pitch for this piece; it’s caramel colour warms up any outfit, with the narrow wale cord breaking up and adding texture to its monocolour. The logo patch of the workwear label is placed centre and upfront, so people know that you know where it’s at.
Prada Logo-plaque Re-Nylon Bucket Hat, $485
available from Matchesfashion
If you want some serious fashion cachet, then splash your cash on this covetable luxury item from Prada. It’s made of Re-Nylon, an eco-conscious reimagining of the Italian brand’s famed nylon fabric that was first used in the mid-1980s – meaning its fashionably retro-flavoured, durable and produced with care. And while its smooth all-black design makes it an easy staple to style with any outfit, there is no mistaking this for a generic hat – it’s fitted with Prada’s logo that’s set on saffiano-leather.
Dickies x Obey Reversible Flat Top Bucket Hat In Navy, $64.99
available from ASOS
Why settle for one brand when you can have two for the price of one? Collabs are still going strong heading into the new year, and retro popular streetwear brands Dickies and Obey have tied up to present us with a versatile winner. Show off Obey founder Shepard Fairey’s iconic illustration of wrestler André the Giant’s mug plastered all over on one side; flip it inside out (or outside in, depending) to keep it low key with just the brands’ combo logo patch. Match this with your fave hoodie and chinos for a casual street-style.
UA Men’s Airvent Warrior Bucket, $45
available from ZALORA Singapore
Want to show you are garang and sporty yet with so down with it? Then aim for this headgear from Under Armour. Why it’s good for outdoor-sporting activities: It’s made with Under Armour’s ArmourVent technology so it’s breathable, durable, light, stretchy and fast drying; offers UPF 30 protection (meaning it blocks about 96.7% of UV rays); and has an extended brim for increased coverage as well as an adjustable drawcord so you can get a more secure fit. So much utility in a fashionable camo-printed bucket hat.
Vans x Anderson .Paak Corduroy Bucket Hat, $69
available from Vans.com.sg
Did we say everything’s coming up corduroy for men’s fashion? Here’s another one for your crown, this time in lilac. Created in partnership with American singer-rapper Anderson. Paak, this pretty piece sends out peace vibes and chill Cali coolness thanks to .Paak’s pastel purple (hence, celeb-approved) colour choice.
Stüssy Brent Logo-Embroidered Checked Flannel Bucket Hat, $75
available from Mr Porter
Singapore’s recent cold spell would make you want to cover up even your noggin. This dark navy and green hat should keep you feeling and looking cosy (it’s made of flannel) while it’s checked pattern and stitched Stüssy branding should keep you cool with the streetwear fashion crowd.
Keith Haring NY Bucket Hat, $42
available from Urban Outfitters
Imagine wearing some art on your head. This accessory – exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters – is made of beige twill, serving as a perfect canvas for the Keith Haring artwork patch that adds more than a spot of colour to whatever you wanna throw on for your day out.
New Era x Havaianas Reversible Bucket Hat + Flip Flops Bundle, $95
available from neweracap.com.sg
Nothing spells spring-summer than floral prints and slippers. With this New Era x Havaianas bundle, you have both. As part of New Era’s 100th anniversary, this cap specialist linked up with the flip flops expert to serve up a reversible bucket that features a navy side with a “Step to Joy” rubber-print lettering and a colourful collaboration graphic on the other. Pair this with the collab’s printed Brazilian rubber thongs as a “twin-set” for a poolside/beach party-ready look.
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