Visors are the perfect headwear for having fun in the sun! Whether you're out on the golf course, relaxing on the beach, bicycling, or enjoying a picnic, visors offer great protection for your eyes and face. Brands like Helen Kaminski, Pantropic, and Betmar offer great casual accents made with breathable materials like cotton and woven straw. Visors are a great option because they allow you to get sun protection without having to wear a full hat in hot weather (and you get to show off your hair).
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.
Over seventy-five years ago, in a remote corner of Northwest England, 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. To celebrate our anniversary, we introduce a special collection of styles representing different eras and featuring heritage styling details such as the original Knitting Needle Logo as well as a new woven tip inspired by the original military tip design. 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.