Although the bucket hat was originally used in a purely functional fashion by fishermen and farmers alike, it has become something altogether different in its 100+ years of life. Now favored by the fashion world’s elite, making regular appearances on runways and Fashion Week street shots, the bucket hat has become a go-to headwear choice in recent years.

The age-old question: form or function comes in to play when thinking buckets. The right one should afford you enough of both thanks to its utilitarian origins and current status. And whether you’re entering the hat game on a budget or you’re ready to take your accessories to luxury levels, we’ve got a bucket hat for you.

Browse our favorite bucket hats on the market below.

Bucket Hats Under $100

Champion Bucket Hat

Bucket Hat

Bucket Hat

$29

Champion

Buy at Urban Outfitters

The fact of the matter is, if you're looking for any type of apparel on a budget, Champion probably does it well. This garment-washed bucket hat features minimal detailing with an embroidered logo above the brim.

Polo Ralph Lauren Loft Bucket Hat

Loft Bucket Hat

Loft Bucket Hat

$60

Polo Ralph Lauren

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Remember the wildly preppy shirt that Jonah Hill rocked in The Wolf of Wall Street? Yeah, that, but in hat form.

NOAH Crusher Bucket Hat

Crusher Bucket Hat

Crusher Bucket Hat

$65

NOAH

Buy at ssense

Some wear buckets to hide away, but if you're looking to do the opposite then this bold green iteration from NOAH should do the trick.

Under $150

Acne Studios Nylon Bucket Hat

Nylon Bucket Hat

Nylon Bucket Hat

$150

Acne Studios

Buy at Slam Jam

A slightly extended brim gives this Acne Studios bucket hat year-round appeal. Even when it's raining, this neutral piece will keep you covered.

Stone Island Reflective Grid Bucket Hat

Reflective Grid Bucket Hat

Reflective Grid Bucket Hat

$146

Stone Island

Buy at ssense

Of course, Stone Island gives the classic bucket hat a technical spin. A futuristic reflective grid motif details this super-lightweight number.

Jacquemus Le Bob Gadjo

Le Bob Gadjo

Le Bob Gadjo

$105

Jacquemus

Buy at Highsnobiety

Cut from waxed cotton, this Jacquemus bucket will see you all the way through to next summer.

Over $150

Jil Sander Herringbone Hat

Herringbone Hat

Herringbone Hat

$370

Jil Sander

Buy at ssense

Are you bored of Jil Sander's simple, understated perfection yet? No, neither are we.

JW Anderson Checked Bucket Hat

Checked Bucket Hat

Checked Bucket Hat

$160

JW Anderson

Buy at Matchesfashion

JW Anderson loves an asymmetrical cut-and-sew job. Exhibit A is this checkerboard bucket hat with a mismatching brim for an eye-catching finish.

Kapital Bandana Patchwork Bucket Hat

Bandana Patchwork Bucket Hat

Bandana Patchwork Bucket Hat

$167

Kapital

Buy at Slam Jam

Our summer love affair with patchwork is far from over. When Kapital is dropping picture-perfect pieces like this Bandana Patchwork Bucket, how could we even begin to ween ourselves off it?

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