Beginning, as most things do, out of necessity and protection from the elements while working, the hat was worn by Irish farmers and fisherman to protect against rain. Its construction makes it easily foldable and highly transportable. From fishing hat to pop culture, the style was championed by goons like Gilligan and Inspector Clouseau and gonzos like Hunter S. Thompson before being deemed a respectable accessory by mods, skaters, hip hoppers and fans of specific Brit-pop bands.
Yes, we’d say the bucket hat is back, but like we said, it never really went away. Stussy is a brand that has always stood by the style, and it makes sense since they continue to represent the kinds of people who wear it well—the cool, the casual and the laidback—those with know-how to chill out in style.