To be honest, we're as surprised as you. But it looks like the bucket hat is entering its second consecutive summer as the must-have unlikely retro accessory of the season. Perhaps it's its versatility that makes the humble bucket such a phoenix-like headgear choice: after all, how many other garments are equally at home on the heads of rhyme-slinging rap superstars, street-styling fashionistas, 80s Australian cricketers and gardening pensioners? Not many. To try to get to the bottom of its enduring appeal, we delve into the history of this most distinctive, divisive lid below.