Starting life in 1938 as a beret producer in the Northwest of England, the KANGOL® brand boasts a long and highly respected history of headwear design and production. In 1983, KANGOL® was in need of a mark to distinguish the now world famous product. While many logos were experimented with, the Kangaroo was adopted because many Americans were asking where they could buy “kangaroo” hats.
KANGOL® hats have crowned numerous famous people since 1938 including General Montgomery in WWII, the Beatles in the 1960's, and Princess Diana in 1983. In addition, Samuel L. Jackson, Hip hop legends Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Eminem, and sports legends like Shaquille O'Neal and Payne Stewart have all been seen wearing a KANGOL®.
Today, KANGOL® produces a wide range of headwear that crosses generations and cultures. It’s not just hip hop and it’s not just heritage. KANGOL® is not just a fashion brand. KANGOL® is a cultural fashion fusion, taking the very best of British heritage and retro hip hop and mixing it with future fashion. KANGOL® seeks to satisfy a new generation of consumers without discarding, abandoning or alienating the people who put it where it is today