10 Best Bucket Hats of Summer 2014
Summer is unofficially here so it's time to cop some new gear for the warm weather. While you are shopping for new clothes, don't forget to add a bucket hat to your list. Not only are these lids a great alternative to the baseball cap, they can shield you from the sun's UV rays as well. We scoured the Internet to find the best hats from brands like Motivation, Stussy, the Hundreds, DGK and others. So to help you get your ScHoolboy Q on this season, we compiled a list of 10 Bucket Hats that should make you the 'Man of the Year.'
Stussy takes it to the Caribbean with their Miss Lily's Bones Bucket Hat. Inspired by Jamaican music and food, the lid boasts Miss Lily's luncheonette screenprint surrounded by dominoes and palm trees. If you are dreaming of a sunny vacation, this hat can motivate you to buy that plane ticket to the island. You can cop the hat via Stussy.com for $50. Yah mon.
PETA may not be happy about this hat but 10.Deep's snakeskin fisherman's cap will keep you cool for the summer. Funny enough, it's name after Parrish Smith of EPMD -- the legendary New York rap duo who kick-started the bucket hat trend in hip-hop. If you are not wearing a fly bucket for the summer, then you gots to chill. The lid costs $38 at 10.Deep.
Some Bucket hats can add some pop to your summer wardrobe. Dope's Proust Bucket Hat comes in multiple color patterns that should make it easy for you to coordinate with your clothes. If you are traveling to Miami, this is the perfect hat to rock while walking in the city's Art Deco District. This artsy lid is yours for $62 at Dope.com.
Every season is camo season. Detroit's streetwear boutique Motivation has a new line of Duck Camo Bucket Hats for the summer. The caps are made from military grade duck camo fabric so not only can it block the sun's UV rays it can handle a little light rain as well. The hat is available at Motivation's retail and online store for $34.
Kangol hats have been synonymous with hip-hop fashion for over 30 years. While the headwear brand's classic Bermuda Casual may be to old-school for some people, we think the Retro Bucket Hat is the perfect fit for the summer season. This all-white polyester hat boasts a new embroidered logo with an oversized "K" and screen stripes across the front. The Retro bucket comes in three different colors white, charcoal (dark grey) and black. You can cop these and a slew of other stylish hats at kangolstore.com.
Undefeated recently teamed up with New Era to create a hat to bring out the rebel in you. The Riot Bucket Hat comes in a khaki color and features prints of unrest and disturbance. The lid is definitely an alternative from the floral and camo prints usually found on most bucket hats. If being a rebel rouser fits your personality, this hat is for you. The Riot Bucket Hat is available at undefeated.com for $42.
If being loud and colorful is your thing, DGK's Permanent Vacation Bucket Hat is for you. We love the decorated floral prints because it reminds us of the beautiful tropical island of Hawaii. The hat is also reversible. Turn it inside out and it becomes an all-white cap. The price is not bad either -- it's $34 at the Kayo Store. And who knows, with this colorful hat, you might get lei.
The Hundreds Case Bucket Hat boasts a cool pattern that offers a subtle tropical design. The reversible cap come in three different colorways to fit your style: black/purple, navy/red/white, and grey/yellow (show above). You can cop this hat via The Hundreds webstore for $42.
Summer is all about the cookouts and cold libations. Rook's Bottle Palms Bucket Hat's tropical and bottle theme something we dig. And much like the other bucket hats on this list, it's reversible as well. Turn it inside out and it becomes an all-white lid. Pop a brewski and enjoy the barbecue with this festive hat. Moose Limited has it for $34.
The Supreme Loro Piana® Terry Crusher hat is made out of wool and french terry material by Italian clothing company Loro Piana, which specializes in luxury cashmere and wool products. It also comes in several unique colors including navy, burgundy, grey and red plaid. This bucket hat is for the grown and sexy people. Retails at Supreme for $54.