We got some good news and some bad news for y’all. Summer is just round the corner and soon we’ll all be sipping mojitos and smoking blunts in the sunset, barbecuing and all. But you know it’s important to protect yourself from the sun, and we’re NOT talking about sunscreen. Getting yourself kitted out ASAP with some headgear is easy to figure out. What is not so easy is what to use. The most classic of us will go for the snapback, as it’s difficult to go wrong with that. But the more hype kind of animals will maybe want to turn to something a bit fresher… and that something comes in the shape of a bucket hat. Yep, you heard me right. Bucket hats ain’t nothing new, Run DMC were rocking it while most of the readers here were coloring their scribbles at kindergarten, and while it’s never gone completely out of style, it’s definitely hitting the scene hard this summer. Here’s a selection we’ve prepared for you including some of the hottest designers and brands out there!
CAYLER & SONS
And the winner is…. the bucket hat! Cos who doesn’t like marijuana in your head (or rather on in this case)?
The Californian brand Stussy putting out some real heat.. the winner for this one has to be the bucket hat too. Totally dope design there, love the hat too but only second to the bucket.
Stampd LA is always dope but also innovative, always exploring designs and materials. Unfortunately they explore slightly weird territory with this ‘mousse’ neoprene bucket hat. However they killed it with the snapback which KOs the bucket flat out. Winner, snapback.
MITCHELL & NESS
Oh nostalgia, when you hold us… M&N can never go wrong when rocking our fav NBA, NHL and NFL teams, but to be honest, when it comes to bucket hats, they seem a little out of their comfort zone. Frankly, we can’t say we are overjoyed with that bucket hat which looks a bit like a double layered cheesecake with a biscuit base… winner here is definitely snapback.
So there you have it. It doesn’t so much boil down to which hat you want to wear, but which brand and model is going to kill it this summer. A couple of previews up here might give you some inspiration, but feel free to post your favorite in the comments too.