Kangol Hats was founded in 1930s by Jacques Spreireen, his beginning idea was to produce hats for workers, golfers and especially soldiers. Jacques together with some family members started the Kangol factories in England. They were the major beret suppliers to the armed forces during World War II and they became one of the most famous headwear companies in England.
The name Kangol reflects the original production where the K was for knitting, the ANG was for angora, and the OL was for wool. Although no Kangol hat has ever actually been manufactured in Australia, the Kangaroo logo was adopted by Kangol in 1983 because Americans commonly asked where they could get “the Kangaroo hat”.
Kangol’s iconic bucket hat or bell shape first originated in the 1970’s where it was quickly adopted by the burgeoning hip hop culture of the 1980’s New York. Read More