Don't call it a comeback: KANGOL caps
KANGOL hats have been popular within the rap and R&B community since popular artists like LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and Slick Rick all donned the caps in the late '70s through the '90s. Although some fans of the brands or the artists may think that's where KANGOL history starts, Freshness Magazine reports the brand has actually been around since 1938.
The brand started back in the 30s when Jacques Henry Spreiregen began importing French berets to England, the news source reports. The brand's name comes from the "k" in knit, the "a" from angora and the "ol" from the word wool. The well-made hats were soon reformed and crafted into the 504 cap worn by Grandmaster Flash. Rappers weren't the only ones rocking the brand as famed golfer Arnold Palmer, the late Princess Diana and even members of The Beatles have worn the caps. Rappers did give KANGOL the ultimate world-wide appeal and celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson still don the brand today.
Articles Boulevard reports part of KANGOL's lasting appeal is that the brand continues to make quality hats that stand the test of time. KANGOL's come in a variety of styles to fit the trends including the 210 Racer Baseball cap, Fedora-style hats and even the Bamboo Arnold Trilby Cap.
Would you rock a KANGOL hat this fall or do you think the brand is too outdated?