Fashionistas Debate Bucket Hats

Item may prove useful over break

Eva Stegic, Arts & Culture Editor

Recently, the bucket hat has made an astounding resurgence in modern media. Gaining traction with musical artists in the ‘80s & ‘90s, the bucket hat has lately become more oriented towards younger generations and street fashion. 

Not only have multiple fashion labels hopped on the trend (Prada, Burberry, and Gucci), making them more popular, but they have also become extremely accessible as of late. With all of these amazing factors, the bucket hat is the perfect accessory for your fun, sun-filled spring break! 

Due to the versatility of the bucket hat, it can be worn for many different occasions: out on the beach, to lunch with friends, or as a simple accessory to spice up your outfit.

Ben Cady explains, “I don’t have any hair, so hats are a big part of my life… They pack easily, they fold up, [come in] lots of different colors, [thus] I’m a fan.” 

Catherine Hardy ‘23 notes, “I like bucket hats. I almost always buy them when I see them. I see them, and I’m like, ‘I want to buy this.’” 

However, with fame comes inevitable hate. In the words of Pitbull, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” Jeff Trinh says, “I might buy [the hat], but I probably wouldn’t wear it in public. It’s just not for me.” Kai Chen ‘24 shares, “I see it as like a hat someone would wear to go fishing; that’s like the only place I could see it.”

With spring break coming up, bucket hats are the perfect option. You can wear it during your vacation, and decide if you can see yourself wearing it in the future. Matthew Gill ‘24 agrees with Hardy, saying, “I like bucket hats. They are so drippy.” Erik Jung ‘24 concurs, “[I’m] never against people wearing bucket hats; always in support… I am a bucket hat ally.” 

Jung and Chen might be at odds; Chen exclaims, “[If I saw someone wearing a bucket hat in public, I would think,] ‘That’s an interesting choice of clothing.’”