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1918

Jacques Spreiregen returns to civilian life after WWI and enters into the headwear business in 1918 as an importer of Basque berets from France. A timeless classic, an incarnation of this beret has been in the Kangol line ever since.

   

Retrospective


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    1918

    Jacques Spreiregen returns to civilian life after WWI and enters into the headwear business in 1918 as an importer of...MORE

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    1938

    Marketing them as a must-have post-war fashion item, Jacques becomes increasingly involved in the production and distribution of berets over...MORE

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    1954

    The beret was re-designed into the first of the now famous Kangol caps by using stiffened materials to form a...MORE

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    1964

    The business did flirt with the Swinging Sixties. The most influential youth icons of the 1960s were the Beatles. In...MORE

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    1981

    In 1979 hats are still being produced in the UK, however, the focus was on the US market, particularly golf...MORE

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    1983

    Princess Diana appears in Vogue wearing one of his pieces in 1983. In 1983 it was recognized that Kangol needed a...MORE

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    2012

    Today Kangol produces a wide range of headwear, that crosses generations and cultures. It’s not just hip hop and it’s...MORE

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    Janette Beckman

    Already a respected veteran photographer of music and youth culture for her work with Melody Maker and The Face capturing...MORE

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    Ricky Powell

    In all the changes that have taken place since the rise of Hip Hop in New York, none can be...MORE