KANGOL® x Marc by Marc Jacobs

KANGOL® is excited to announce their latest runway collaboration with Marc by Marc Jacobs (MBMJ) for the Spring/Summer 2013 show. The MBMJ menswear design team has tapped into the heritage headwear company’s aesthetic to provide the ideal hats to top off their latest collection.

The limited edition headwear incorporates vibrant colors along with knitted checks and plaid jacquards that coordinate with MBMJ’s Spring 2013 ready-to-wear line.  Additionally, a graffiti inspired ‘tag’ was incorporated into KANGOL’s iconic shapes.  KANGOL’s Design Director, Nic Harris, worked with the MBMJ men’s design team to translate woven fabric swatches from the spring offerings and re-interpret classic KANGOL fabrications which include a colour blocked Casual and a block striped Ventair Tropic 504 flat cap. Nic Harris said, “I really enjoyed working with the Marc Jacobs team as their love of KANGOL resulted in high fashion versions of heritage styles.”  The Kangol collaboration marks the latest in Marc Jacobs’ rich history of aligning with like-minded brands, artists and designers.

A new embroidered logo was created to commemorate the collaboration.  The Marc by Marc Jacobs logo forms a semi-circle above the signature KANGOL kangaroo.  The collection also features a custom woven internal label reading, “MARC BY MARC JACOBS Y KANGOL”

The collection will be sold at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores and select retailers nationwide, with wholesale prices ranging from $26 to $32.

For more information on KANGOL®:
Nancy Cuocci
Siren Public Relations
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E: nancy@sirenpr.com

Samuel L. Jackson, Kangol Team Up For A Signature Hat Collection

Samuel L. Jackson, Kangol Team Up For A Signature Hat Collection

The Huffington Post  |  By Julee Wilson Posted: 10/25/2012 8:57 am EDT Updated: 10/25/2012 8:57 am EDTSamuel L Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is quite literally throwing his hat into the fashion design game.

According to WWD, the highest-grossing actor of all time is teaming up with Kangol for a signature collection of hats.

KANGOL Golf by Samuel L. Jackson, will specifically be geared towards the golf enthusiast–but we’re sure the undoubtedly cool designs can be worn on and off the greens.

So, what can we expect these hats to look like? Thus far, we know that several of the designs incorporate Sam’s favorite colors of purple and yellow and the hangtags will feature an image of the highest-grossing actor of all time teeing up.

Considering Sam’s love for Kangols, we’re pretty surprised it took this long for a collaboration.

Whether running around town, on the golf course or dressed to the nines on the red carpet, the “Pulp Fiction” actor is rarely seen without his kangaroo stamped headgear. Sam’s style is so synonymous with hats that he’s an official member of the Headwear Hall Of Fame. Yup, it’s that serious.

Spike Lee might be the only celeb that comes close to rivaling Sam in his love for toppers, but the legendary director is more eccentric in his style and doesn’t stick to just one designer. So while Sam steers clear of fur trimmed and polka dot printed hats, there is something to say about his loyalty to the Kangol brand.

Hats off (and then of course, back on) to Sam! We can’t wait to see the full collection.

In the meantime, check out some of Sam’s best Kangol-topped looks and his pal Spike Lee’s eye-catching collection of hats in the slideshow below.