Whether you’re dancing on the grass at a music fest or chilling out on the sand, crown your dome with this summer’s best headgear.

Gold cord

For a US-styled look, with a touch of Aussie larrikin spirit, get down to Up There menswear. Their soft corduroy bucket hats are dyed in custom colours, including gold or green. For every hue under the sun, browse the massive range of bucket hats in towelling, denim and more.

'90s statement hat

Love Melbourne – and Seinfeld? Combine both with the Melbfeld, from skater-street spot Sure Store. In various coloured cotton varieties, its familiar yellow and red logo has an only-in-Melbourne twist. Sure’s embroidered bucket hats include the home brand, with nary an urban sombrero in sight.

A brown bucket hat with a Seinfeld-style logo that reads SureMelb.
SureMelb. Pic via Sure Store website.

Pink chapeau

Want a sunhat you can share? Try on a unisex bucket hat from Justin Bieber’s label, Drew House. In a flattering shade of rose-mauve, the comfy cord cap is topped with JB’s signature smiley logo. It’s made in LA and on the shelves at Re:Store, so you know it’s limited edition and hot.

Korean style

The fashion is K-style funky at Mooii, in Swanston Street. Their brimmed fishermen’s friends come in several designs and colours. Take your pick of plain black or maybe orange with squiggles, decorated with peace ribbons or buckles.

A woman in a yellow bucket hat
Pic via Mooii website

Kangol at City Hatters

Where else but City Hatters, and what else but Kangol? They’re both the last word in headwear. The world’s top hip-hoppers have worn nothing but Kangol since the 1980s. To get the LL Cool J look, go for fine wale cord in 98 per cent cotton, with a hint of spandex for stretch.

Novelty patterns 

To really stand out in the crowd, check out the vintage-print buckets at RetroStar. Flaunt your feelings for felines in a cat-print bucket hat, patterned in moggies of every stripe. Not a fan? Choose birds, fruit or pizza instead. Yep, you can always expect to find the unexpected at RetroStar.

The inside of a vintage shop
Cop cute caps from RetroStar

Chic sunbonnet

When you hit the beach this summer, get sun-smart with the Hat Project. With its deep shady brim, their bucket-style sunhat has you covered. Made from natural braided fibre, it has a deep crown for comfort and adjustable sizing. Get yours in black, ivory or coffee.

Designer streetwear

PAM’s bucket hat of choice is a slow-burn masterpiece. It’s as understated and effortless as the cult brand itself. Made from sweat-wicking stretch fabric, at first sight it looks simple. Look closer and notice the hidden zipped pocket on the crown, form-fitting dart and elasticated headband.

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