The slouch hat is an object strongly associated with Australian identity. The Army refers to the slouch hat by its official designation; Hat khaki fur felt (KFF) – to everyone else it is a ‘Slouch Hat’. The word ‘slouch’ refers to the sloping brim.
In Australia, this hat is referred to as a “Bucket Hat” and not a “Giggle Hat”, contrary to popular belief. “Giggle hat” can be used to refer to a “Boonie Hat“, which is commonly worn by the Australian army or gardeners.
What are bucket hats actually called?
There are many different names for a bucket hat, including a fisherman hat, session cap, and an Irish country hat. They are named for their shape, consisting of a soft top and a wide, floppy brim.
What’s the difference between a bucket hat and a boonie hat?
A bucket hat has the shape of a bucket so the brim slopes downward. Bucket hats are sometimes referred to as a fisherman’s hat. A boonie hat is a form of wide-brim hat commonly used by military forces. Its design is similar to a bucket hat but with a stiffer brim.
What are Australian hats with corks called?
An Australian invention, The Cork Slouch Hat is not only great for keeping the flies away but is perfect for dress ups!
Why is it called a boonie hat?
The name is derived from “boonie”, the abbreviated form of boondocks (itself originally American military slang derived from Tagalog bundok, “mountain”, during the Philippine–American War). The hat was similar to the hat worn with the pattern 1941 HBT fatigue uniform.
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