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When it comes to fashion, aesthetics plays an important role. However, many fashion pieces of items have a lasting impact because they are not only fashionable but also functional. One such item was the bucket hat.  

Bucket hats appeared in the early 20th century in Ireland as a way to protect farmers and fishermen from the sun and the rain, and other elements. A downwardly sloping brim helped protect the wearer from the sun’s rays and blocked the rain out of their eyes. The original bucket hat was made of raw wool with waterproof lanolin. They were easy to clean and you could fold them and pack them into your pockets, which made them very portable.  

Over several decades, the hat became a standard issue for the military during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. These hats were made of olive cotton and for camouflage and used to protect soldiers’ heads and necks. Lightweight bucket hats provide more relief from the heat than the traditional wool alternatives because troops were stationed in jungles.

Although the bucket hat has been a functional accessory for many years, it was not fashionable until the 1960s. The new bucket hat was constructed of felt and other stiff fabrics to maintain the unique aesthetics of women’s hats. However, traditional tweed fabrics were still popular among men’s hats throughout the 1970s.

In the 1980s, the hat became the headpiece for rappers in the hip-hop community. Many rappers wore this style of hat on both music videos and album covers. Although it was very popular among rappers, the bucket hat has never gained the fame of other hats. Some people think that the lack of popularity of hats is related to the roots of utilitarianism. Others believe that its connection to characters such as Bob Denver in the TV show "Gilligan’s Island" has influenced the hats that people generally think.  

However, despite not being considered high fashion, the bucket hat is still a fashion choice for many hipsters and celebrities, even appearing on the runway from time to time. Over the past decade, some designers have tried to reinvigorate the hat by creating variations on the old design, including bringing the hat back to its functional and waterproof roots. In addition, they have found a niche market in the hands of professional archers, because the flexible brim of the hat are ideal for shielding the archer's eyes from the sun without interfering with the string of the bow.

Although we don't see the crowd full of bucket-hatted heads, it is undeniable that it is the most popular hat within some circles. Even if the bucket hat is not making a completely return to fashion, it is still considered a classic hat and will not disappear soon. In recent years, bucket hats have been designed in so many styles and shapes, it can be worn by all people from children to the elderly. The bucket hat has become an indispensable accessory for most women since the hat adds a stylish vibe to their outfits and makes them look more attractive than before.

A hat as a popular accessory has been favored by many people at present. Celebrities especially like to wear various styles hats, and hats have become their artifacts of making them look great and avoiding paparazzi. There are many types of hats on the market. Men's hats mainly include Panama hats, fedora hats, Bowler hats, straw hats, bucket hats and others.

Hats are not only a classic way of matching with your outfit, but it also a versatile accessory for men, and it is suitable for any season. There are many styles of hats, and you should pay attention to different styles of hats, but the most basic point is to protect you from the sun and to keep you cool.

Panama Hat

Originating in Ecuador, Panama hats are traditionally woven from palm-like plant. The Panama is associated with coastal and tropical locales in colors. On the area of menswear, Panama hats reign supreme. With its good ventilation and moderate weight, it is ideal for ones to wear summer suit with a Panama hat. Don't wear clothes that are out of season.

Fedora Hat

Fedoras were once worn by businessmen around the world, but it's hard to get rid of the impression that less fashionable people wear them too. However, fedoras have been reinvented by creative designers who appreciate the casual and formal combination of fedoras. The hat has a longitudinal crease down the crown, and the pinch on both sides of the front. A good fedora should be made of felt with a firm and pliable brim. Fedoras come in different widths and colors, but it's best to choose neutral tones and medium widths. The fedora trend seems to have peaked.

Bowler Hat

This esteemed bowler hat was initially designed for the notorious British aristocrat and parliamentarian Edward Coke, it is about as British as awkward small talk of the weather. Despite its noble origins, it was an accessory that was popular with the working class before being taken away by the upper-class in London. Its unique charm also appeals Bolivian aboriginal women, as well as the rough and lonely gunmen in America’s old west. In fact, it is more popular than the typical cowboy hat.  

Bucket Hat

Bucket hats have appeared on mixtapes and dancefloors around the world. The emergence of the bucket hat can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century that was originally used by Irish fishermen and farmers to block the sun and the rain, along with the development of the bucket hat gradually becomes a fashion item. It not only shades people but it also matches with most of the clothes because of its casual characteristics.

Newsboy Cap

The newsboy cap was very popular among the working class in Britain in the 20th century. The longshoreman and the merchant liked the hat. It features a curved brim, a puffy eight-panel body and a button at the top. The newsboy hat was once considered out-fashioned for a time, but now it's back in fashion. It is adaptable and adds a touch of personality with simple casual wear. This hat is definitely very warm in winter because it is made from tweed and has a very good effect of keeping warm.