Some of the first things that South Shields-based Barbour ever manufactured were waterproof, paraffin wax-lined hats. Always practical, they were embraced by the working classes of the North, from fishermen through farmers and everything in between.
This wax bucket hat continues that 100 year lineage. The wax techniques might’ve changed, and the shape of this beauty is definitely modernised, but it’s the same motivation felt 100 years ago.
You can pre the thing over at Terraces.