Since last (Australian) summer I've wanted nothing more than to find the perfect bucket hat. On our recent holiday to Mexico, I wore one non-stop with nothing but my bikini and a sarong, soon realising its practicality overshadowed its dowdiness and I very confidently touted it the new baseball cap. I think Margaret Howell is onto something with her MHL BY MARGARET HOWELL SOU WESTER hat. Inspired largely by vintage workwear the waxed canvas hat is longer at the back to protect the neck, has raised seam detailing typical of most traditional bucket hats and will appeal to the fancy fisherman in all of us. 


WORDS | Kara Town

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