Kangol - Boater
A Leader in Style and Fashion
Since 1938 Kangol has been a trendsetter in the headwear industry. Initially a beret manufacturer in England, this company quickly found itself in high demand. With every style that Kangol produces comes a story, helping to shape the look and feel of each hat.
One of the most popular and recognizable styles, the Kangol 504, has remained a classic example of Kangol's unique ability to take the ivy cap shape and give it a variety of interpretations. Another example of this is Kangol's army cap selection, which is quickly becoming a favorite of hip-hop stars like Eminem. These casual hats come in many fabrics and patterns, ensuring a design for every taste in style.
Generally considered a warm weather style, boaters are a classic flat top straw hat with a stiff brim and crown. Popular in the early 20th century, boaters are making a comeback with added modern elements and creative patterns. Also traditionally known as a basher, a skimmer, or a barbershop quartet hat, boaters evoke images of sharp-dressed formal men like the Great Gatsby and Buster Keaton.