Shoes.com Insider on Kangol
A hat can tie an outfit together. Belts and ties may garner glances and compliments, but they are more common wardrobe staples. Sporting a belt or tie doesn't flash too much personality. It takes confidence, style, and a little Frank Sinatra-esque swagger to pull off a lid. Hats, not to be confused with cold weather gear and more commonplace baseball caps, are another way to say something about you.
Whether you want to mix up your look with a scally cap or fancy a fedora for a Rat Pack homage, Kangol is a leader. Kangol's lids have been a mainstay in modern fashion since their introduction during pre-WWII. Beginning with military style berets, the brand constantly evolved, with styles like the Bermuda Casual and the 504 enjoying popularity atop the heads of music icons like The Beatles, Run DMC, Notorious B.I.G., and LL Cool J.
Kangol is a safe bet for any fashion futures trader. The brand's ability to transition from its military roots to 60's style sensation to fashion cornerstone of rap community demonstrates Kangol's versatility. As styles come and go, new niches will continue to adopt the Kangol brand and make it their "own".