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Manufactured by:
Kangol, British, founded 1938  Search this
Worn by:
Kangol Kid, Haitian American, 1966 - 2021  Search this
polyester, synthetic fiber, and elastic
H x W x D: 4 1/2 × 10 5/8 × 10 5/8 in. (11.4 × 27 × 27 cm)
newsboy (caps)
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
early 1990s
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.
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Kangol Kid
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture