Kangol was founded by Jaques Spreiregen in a remote corner
of Northwest England Cumbria, England in 1938.
Kangol was born.
Founder Jaques Spreiregen created the name by combining the K from knitting, the ANG from angora, and the OL from wool as we specialised in knitted hats made from those yarns.
Kangol was born in England but raised on the streets of New York in the 80’s.
Kangol truly embraces their history by continuing to produce a portion of their hats in Britain. Their UK Collection hats and caps are designed with an eye towards tradition and superior quality. This high-end headwear is built for those who appreciate the painstaking hat-making techniques that go back several generations. And these classic treasures aren’t just reproductions that are meant for show, they’re functional pieces that measure up to the same standard that Kangol set back in 1938.
The style numbers represent the year each shape was invented: The Spitfire 1938; The 504 Cap 1954; The Casual 1983; and the 575 Cap 2013. The hats are knit in luxurious summer worsted weight wool, traditionally used in fine suiting material.
KANGOL 504 Caps
Fine hats and caps are formed by using tools known as “hat blocks”. These are often made of such things as wood or aluminum, and are used by hat companies to achieve consistent quality in the shapes of their styles. The number 504 refers to the number that was given to this shape years back in our history, and is now one of our most popular and recognizable flat cap shapes.
Flat caps have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Nearly any well-dressed gentleman of any age can pull one off in style. The high-quality Kangol Wool 504 flat cap is an iconic cap that makes a statement, and is easier and less intimidating to pair with a wide range of spring, fall, and winter outfits. With a soft fabric construction and a short well-rounded front brim the Wool 504 is comfortable and low-profile.
A Modern Classic
From royals to aristocrats, public figures to every day gentlemen, flat caps continue to be worn for leisure activities. The Wool 504 is the original Kangol wool cap, introduced back in 1954. It’s fashionable, breathable, and comfortable. This is an accessory for the modern man or woman looking for a versatile, traditional look.
The flat cap is entirely made of 100% seamless wool and is imported. This flat cap can be worn any day for
comfort and warmth.
Fine hats and caps are formed by using tools known as “hat blocks”. These are often made of such things as wood or aluminum, and are used by hat companies to achieve consistent quality in the shapes of their styles. The number 507 refers to the number that was given to this shape years back in our history, and is now one of our most popular and recognizable flat cap shapes.
The bucket shape is especially great for keeping rain and sun away from the eyes. Our buckets are made with strong materials and strategically downturned brims that gaurantee comfort in a variety of different weather circumstances. Not only that, they look cool too!
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