The cloche was at the height of popularity in the Roaring '20s, worn by fashion-savvy flappers. The cloche shape is relevant again! This fun fashion trend has been bolstered by a surge of interest in the hit television show "Downton Abbey". The upper class women depicted in the show have a refined approach to fashion highlighted by absloutely incredible headwear like decorative cloches. Brands like Helen Kaminski and Betmar are adept at blending classic fashion with fresh designs to produce stunning results, and a perfect example is their gorgeous selection of cloches.
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.
Kangol strives to use the highest quality materials that fulfill a variety of function and fashion requirements. Pure wool felt, woven wool, denim, and cotton canvas provide reliability, durability, and longevity. Materials like cotton, bermuda, and straw offer great lightness and breathability. Polyester and P2i treated fabrics are unbeatable for their sweat-wicking properties and rainy-weather protection. Kangol even offers bamboo hats if you're interested in green, eco-friendly options. Explore all of the different fabric subcategories; you're sure to find exactly what you need!