In the UK, the bucket hat came of age in the 1990s thanks to the Stone Roses.
Now everyone’s favourite festival headgear is being combined with their football team.
At art-of-football.com, designers have used their vast collection of classic kits to create the ultimate bucket hat for fans, who have been snapping them up in their droves.
Released once a month, the hats are sold out in a matter of minutes and, as the note on the page reads: “When they’re gone they’re gone.”
All of the hats are made by hand, cut and sewn from an unwanted classic shirt and are one of one.
“The initial idea came from a project in collaboration with adidas where we created a full outfit for the Notting Hill carnival using this season’s Arsenal away kit (which was inspired by the iconic bruised banana shirt of 1994),” Art of Football director Luke Cuthbert explains, adding the hat became a symbol of that project’s success.
“The process of ‘upcycling’ unwanted retro shirts into new, fashionable products of better quality and environmental value is something that drives a lot of the projects we’ve worked on recently.”
Soon afterwards, they went from one hat to ten.
Four batches of 10-20 hats were then created over four months and the most recent release of 50 – in March – was the most sought-after so far.
The next run of hats are due to go on sale on April 11.
“Every hat is unique,” Cuthbert continued. “Each one is cut and sewn from one of the many vintage shirts we have in our studio collection.
“The idea that a fan can brandish the loyalty they feel towards their club by donning a contemporary football fashion garment is appealing to a wide audience and our hat drops are only going to get bigger and better over the next few months.”
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