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Kangol hat worn by The Kangol Kid

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
An oversized black newsboy style Kangol brand cap worn by Kangol Kid. The cap is made from a textured black polyester and cholorfiber blend fabric. It has a round crown with a self-fabric button at the top center of the crown. A short, stiff, bill with rounded corners extends from the front of the cap. A cream felt logo is adhered at the center back exterior featuring a kangroo above the word "KANGOL". A horizontally-oriented oval of brown leather is stitched on the proper left exterior side of the cap with the word "KANGOL" tooled into the leather. A band of black elasticized knit tape is sewn around the underside opening of the crown. The cap is not lined. A blue fabric manufacturer's tag at the interior center back reads in cream embroidery "KANGOL" surrounded by a red embroidered rectangle. Sewn underneath the brand tag is a white tag with black printed text reading "KANGOL / CA01474 / MADE IN CHINA / 0289 / X/LARGE" with fiber content and care information on the reverse.
Manufactured by
Kangol, British, founded 1938
Worn by
Kangol Kid, Haitian American
Date
early 1990s
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Kangol Kid
Medium
polyester, synthetic fiber, and elastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 1/2 × 10 5/8 × 10 5/8 in. (11.4 × 27 × 27 cm)
Type
newsboy (caps)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Object number
2016.102
Topic
African American
Advertising
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Place used
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions