The Manual’s Top 5 Bucket Hats

first_img The Best Best Big and Tall Men’s Clothing and Brands Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Is Hiring! The Tailored Clothing Trend Is Back and You’re Going to Want These Picks Yep, the bucket hat is back, in a really big way. Though you may have thought the trend was put to bed sometime around 1996, the trend for these ingenious sunhats has now gone full circle – your summer ’14 wardrobe is unlikely to be complete without one.If you’re tentatively thinking of investing in one, check out our top five choices from some of our favourite brands. We’re tempted to throw caution to the wind and bag the lot…Cheetah Camo Bucket Hat by StussyAs prints go, this little number from Stussy is pretty awesome. We’re feeling the dark, muted palette and modest logo tag. Crafted from 100% cotton, complete with vent holes we’re thinking this is a great option for those blazing hot summer days, whether you’re in the city or on the beach.Reversible Water-Resistant Bucket Hat by Lock & Co HattersBritish brand Lock & Co Hatters are the oldest hat shop in the world and this timeless design is testament to their long-standing popularity. Featuring a subtle herringbone pattern and a smart navy reverse, this piece will go with anything in your wardrobe. We promise.Sable Bucket by Hotel 1171If you’re looking to make a statement with your bucket, look no further than Hotel 1171’s equestrian take – the perfect companion to a white tee. This baby is crafted from linen so your head is guaranteed to stay cool and sweat-free. To ensure it remains an original, the brand will only release a total of 50 so if you want it you might want to giddy up (sorry).Marina Batavia Cotton Linen Bucket Hat by Stone IslandWe love this one. And if you’re all about simplicity and quality brands you will too. The classic navy colour, the narrow brim, the ventilation holes and the tasteful branding…we’re sold.Men’s Blue Floral Printed Bucket Hat by Brooklyn we go HardThis bucket from Parisian brand, Brooklyn we go Hard, makes us wanna catch some waves. The smart floral pattern and lightweight chambray cotton fabric are the icing on the cake. Pair with your favourite short sleeve shirt and shorts for rad summer style. Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany The Best Watches Under $1,000, From Classic to Sporty last_img read more

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Niger faces prolonged food crisis more aid urgently needed UN agency warns

“Niger has sadly slipped down the international agenda, which could have disastrous consequences for those who are still suffering from the effects of this year’s crisis,” World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Gian Carlo Cirri said.Over 1.2 million people are estimated to have cereal stocks for only three months, a further 2 million for a maximum of five months, and nearly 2 million more face a precarious year struggling to maintain already borderline livelihoods, yet WFP still needs $20.3 million to fund its current emergency operation until March, $8.3 million of it immediately.A break in food supplies looms as early as December if donations are not forthcoming.“It will take only the slightest adversity to push families over the edge again,” Mr. Cirri said, referring to this year’s crisis when 3 million people, about a quarter of the impoverished West African country’s population were hit by a food crisis following drought and locust infestations. “But Niger needs more than a quick fix – it needs sustained and targeted support to help it out of its crushing poverty once and for all,” Mr. Cirri said of the country, which is last on the UN Human Development Index (HDI).Even if rains are sufficient, locusts stay away, harvests are good and food prices remain stable next year, many Nigeriens have already stretched their ability to deal with difficult times to the limit. Their survival strategies will be less reliable and less sustainable in 2006. WFP completed general food aid distributions in early October, following the arrival of the harvest. A total of nearly 3 million people have received food, but pressing needs remain. In order to meet the most immediate requirements, WFP has extended its current emergency operation until the end of March. read more

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Pair of Ohio State outfielders expected to go in first 10 rounds

Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during OSU’s 12-1 win over Hofstra on March 18 at Bill Davis Stadium.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterThe season may be over for the Ohio State baseball team, but there is still plenty of baseball left ahead for several of the key players in the team’s lineup.With the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft set to begin on June 9, players like junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson and junior center fielder Troy Montgomery should be prepared to hear their names called by teams in the first 10 rounds of the 40-round draft.Entering the season, both outfielders were considered to be top college baseball prospects. According to Baseball America, Dawson was the fourth best prospect in the Big Ten, and Montgomery was the sixth best.The top prospect among all draft-eligible OSU players is Dawson. The junior outfielder finished the season with a slash line of .331/.419/.611 with 13 home runs, 21 stolen bases in 25 attempts and 37 walks to only 43 strikeouts. He is currently ranked as the 53rd best prospect according to Baseball America and 121st on MLB.com. OSU coach Greg Beals reflected on how much the outfielder has grown since joining the team and how much devotion he puts into his improvement.“Ronnie is very cerebral about his hitting approach,” Beals said. “He takes a lot of swings, maybe more than anyone else on the team in preparation. The biggest thing is how he has matured mentally. He’s a high-energy guy. When he first came here, it was all a rollercoaster ride. He’d get all jacked up then have a couple bat at-bats. It was up and down.”Beals said he feels Dawson has found a way to turn raw abilities into true baseball talent and results.“It can simply be said that Ronnie came in here as an athlete,” Beals said. “He’s now a baseball player with great athletic ability, a skilled baseball player.”Dawson’s development has moved him into consideration as one of the better college bats in the draft. Jim Callis, executive editor of Baseball America and MLB.com draft and prospect expert, said he looks at Dawson as a high-upside bat who is liable to go in the second or third round of the draft.“I think he’s got one of the best power-speed combinations in the draft, especially on the college side,” Callis said. “He’s got some of the best raw power … I don’t think he’s quite a plus runner on the bases, but he’s above average in both categories, and there aren’t too many players in the draft who are like that.”Another player with plenty of draft hype is Montgomery. The centerfielder finished the season with a .297/.423/.466 slash line with eight home runs. He also racked up 21 stolen bases in 28 attempts and demonstrated promising plate discipline, walking 50 times (second best in the Big Ten) and striking out only 41 times. Callis said he views Montgomery as a prospect very likely to go early in the draft, even if not as high as Dawson.“He’s a plus runner, plus centerfielder, he’s got a plus arm too,” Callis said. “You wish he was more consistent with the bat. There aren’t going to be too many players in this draft who give three plus tools. Now granted his hitting tools are going to be viewed as the most important and he’s inconsistent, but he’s a pretty athletic kid and I could see him realistically going (in the) six to 10 (rounds) … I think he will definitely go on the second day of the draft.”While Montgomery and Dawson are the most hyped draft prospects from OSU, that does not mean other players will not be taken in the draft. Seniors like third baseman Nick Sergakis turned in a great season and could find himself taken later in the draft. As Callis discussed, there is often some value in drafting seniors later in the draft.“The way the draft is … you only have so much you can spend in the first 10 rounds,” Callis said. “Sometimes teams will take seniors in the eighth round and sign them for $1,000 so they can save bonus money in the pool to pay somebody up in the draft with a higher bonus demand.”And Sergakis could certainly be viewed as a solid late draft pick for most teams. Before the season, Baseball America rated Sergakis as the Best Defensive Third Baseman in the Big Ten conference. The Buckeyes co-captain finished the year with the second highest on-base percentage in the Big Ten and seventh in total hits.The draft begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday and will be aired on the MLB Network. read more

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