Required Item: Bucket Hats

Shining a spotlight on the key products defining each season, END. presents an edit of cult-favourite retro accessory: the bucket hat.

With a vestiary legacy that dates back to the start of the 20th century, the humble bucket hat has cycled in and out of fashion for decades; polarising popular opinion to become a paragon of eternal reinvention against all odds.

The OG co-opting of suburban dads' style, what emerged as a sun-shielding addition to the fisherman's wardrobe has evolved to become an internationally recognised subcultural symbol - decades before Balenciaga transformed the once-mocked dad shoe into the sneaker statement of a generation. Woven through time as the raver's uniform during the legendary Summer of Love in Manchester to the go-to statement of music royalty Rihanna and Tyler, The Creator, the bucket hat is more than just an accessory: it's an icon.

Placing a spotlight on this SS19 essential, END. presents an edit of the season's key bucket hats featuring styles from Y-3, Rick Owens, Valentino and more.

END. Required Item: Bucket Hats - Model Wears Valentino Grid Logo Bucket Hat
A collision of retro ideals, Valentino applies the archive VLTN logo to the classic bucket hat this season.
END. Required Item: Bucket Hats - Model Wears Norse Projects Seersucker Bucket Hat
Norse Projects delivers a tactical expression of timeless Scandinavian style.
END. Required Item: Bucket Hats - Model Wears Stan Ray Bucket Hat
Stan Ray says it with a smile: the ultimate festival cop for SS19.
END. Required Item: Bucket Hats - Model Wears Y-3 Bucket Hat
Yohji Yamamoto's tech-led athleticism breaks new ground with Y-3's iteration of an icon.
END. Required Item: Bucket Hats - Model Wears Rick Owens DRKSHDW Bucket Hat
Rick Owens builds a fashion-forward interpretation in a hard-wearing ripstop for a resilient finish.
writerEuan Smart
|photographerAdam Thirtle
|stylistJack Errington