With its kangaroo logo, the brand is unmistakable.
Created in 1938, Kangol starts by first marketing berets..Kangol is a brand that has become legendary, and is presented as a must for fashion items in the post-war period. In order to be able to set apart from the competitionthe founder of the company will choose to take the name Kangol as a brand name. The most widely accepted theory is that the founder combined the K of "knitting", the ANG of "angora" and OL of "wool". Whatever the origin, the name chosen was an invention inspired by
It was in 1963 that the brand's sales reached a record high, thanks in particular to a famous young rapper (James, Tod Smith), better known as LL Cool J, who wore a Kangol cap on the cover of his second album. From then on, Kangol's success was only growing among fans of the genre. The young rapper continued to wear kangol, whether in his music videos or in his pulic interventions throughout his musical career, making the brand an integral part of Hip-Hop history. In the following years Kangol covered the heads of Hip Hop stars such as Slick Rick, Erik B and Rakim, and Grand Master Flash.
Today kangol has launched itself into a much wider range of products, spanning both cultures and generations. It's not just about Hip-Hop, nor just about inherited heritage, but about a fashion fusion between the two, taking the best of British heritage and Hip-Hop and adapting them to current fashions and trends
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