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  • Writer's pictureMetin Farziyev

The Catch of the Day: The Surging Popularity of the Timeless Bucket Hat

Updated: May 19, 2023

The bucket hat, also known as the fisherman's hat, has a long and interesting history. Originally designed to protect fisherman from the sun and rain in Ireland during the early 20th century, the hat quickly became popular among other outdoor enthusiasts such as hunters and hikers. The hat's distinct circular shape and wide brim offered practical protection from the elements, earning it the name "bucket hat."

It was made of wool or tweed, materials that were readily available and affordable for the working class. This made it a traditional hat worn to prevent rain and represented the best that the working class could afford. However, over time, the bucket hat quickly gained popularity among the upper classes of the British aristocracy for walking in the countryside, hunting birds, and fishing. One of the key features that made the bucket hat appealing to these groups was its ability to be folded and easily stored in a coat pocket. The hat's weather resistance made it a perfect choice for the often-wet and windy conditions of Ireland. The US armed forces also introduced the hat during the Second World War to protect troops from the sun, preventing diseases, heat and glares while aiming with firearms. Today, the bucket hat is still a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as a traditional Irish garment.

As the hat gained popularity, it eventually made its way into fashion. Designers and brands began to experiment with new materials and styles, breathing new life into the classic fisherman's hat. Today, the bucket hat can be found in a wide variety of designs, from vintage-inspired to modern and minimalist.

Story MFG

In recent years, the bucket hat has seen a resurgence in popularity. Many fashion-forward brands have taken on the challenge of reinventing the classic hat, giving it a fresh and modern look. Brands like Story Mfg’s Brew Hat and Lack of Colour have created unique, stylish versions of the bucket hat that appeal to a new generation of fashion lovers.

Lack of Colour

At Elin Manon, we are proud to be a part of this movement. Our up-cycled bucket hat is made from vintage linens and antique fabrics, giving it an eco-friendly and sustainable twist. We believe in the power of circular fashion and the importance of preserving the craft of hand-crafted fashion. Our goal is to provide customers with a unique and authentic piece of clothing that not only looks great, but also has a story behind it. Our bucket hat is a perfect example of this, it not only offers practical protection from the sun and rain but also a connection to the history and tradition of the hat.

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Furthermore, the bucket hat is not only a stylish accessory, but is also a sustainable choice. Our brand is committed to a circular lifestyle and we believe that upcycling and recycling clothes is a crucial step in the right direction.

In conclusion, the bucket hat has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a fisherman's hat. Today, it's a versatile and fashionable accessory that can be worn by anyone. Whether you're looking for a practical, sustainable or stylish piece, the bucket hat is a great choice. And with the unique and handcrafted version from Elin Manon, you can be sure that you're getting a one-of-a-kind piece that will stand the test of time.

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