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Bucket Hat – A Casual Fashion Now In Demand

on November 19, 2013

Every individual irrespective of his age or sex desires to appear presentable. Hats are considered a popular fashion accessory. They are also worn at times for protection and as a pointer of a person’s social and economic status. There are numerous types of hats available in fashion stores. Different people have different preferences when it comes to choosing hats.

Bucket hat                       vd_bucket_denim_black

A soft cotton hat with a broad and downwards sloping brim is known as a bucket hat. It is preferred by both men and women. The brim acts as a protection for the face against the rampaging sun. These hats are produced from heavy-duty cotton fabrics like denim or canvas. These hats are usually ornamented with two metal eyelets on each side of the hat thus making them ideal for usage on hot days.

The bucket hat was first designed in Ireland and mainly utilized by fishermen and farmers as a shield against the rain. Later it was popular among the English upper classes while pursuing walking, hunting and fishing. The significance of these hats could be gauged from the fact that is an important part of the traditional Irish folk costume along with the flat cap, grandfather shirt and Aran sweater These hats could be folded and kept inside a coat pocket while pursuing the above mentioned facilities. These hats are also preferred by glider pilots throughout the world. Being extremely elegant these hats have been flaunted by many popular actors in various movies.

In the contemporary scenario these hats are extremely popular around the globe.  In different countries around the world, these hats are known by different names. In UK, this hat is also known as Reni hat after the famous English rock drummer who patronized it. In USA, a hat very similar to this hat is a part of the official dress of the Navy. In Australia, bucket hats are called giggle hats. In Israel, it was popularly worn by Rafael Eitan, a famous general and politician, so is referred to as Rafael hat. A hat very similar in appearance known as Tembel is the national hat of Israel.  In Sweden, this hat is called Beppehatt after the renowned Swedish author who patronized this hat.

These hats can certainly add that something extra to your appearance and make you appear attractive.

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