KANGOL HEADWEAR - (page 1 of 3)
Kangol is a clothing company famous for its hats and caps. Founded in Cleator, Cumbria, England in 1938 by Jaques Spreiregen, Kangol (the K from silk, the ANG from angora, the OL from wool) produced hats for workers, golfers, and soldiers. They were the major beret suppliers to the armed forces during World War II, including famously Field Marshal Montgomery. In the 1960s, designers Mary Quant and Pierre Cardin worked with the company, whose products graced the heads of the rich and famous, including the Beatles and Arnold Palmer, and later Princess Diana. In the 1980s Kangol hats entered a new phase of fashion history with their adoption by legends of the hip-hop community, such as Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. The release of more consciously stylish products in the late 1990s was helped by its presence upon the head of celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Shaq, and golfer Payne Stewart. KANGOL is the most recognized headwear brand in the world today and is now available in 57 countries around the world.