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Hood By Air Teams Up With Kangol

Monday 22 February 2016

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Favoured by the likes of Kanye West, New York based designer Shayne Oliver of cult menswear label Hood By Air has teamed up with renowned headwear brand Kangol to release a revamp on their iconic Furgora bucket hat.

Keeping the trademark bucket hat shape and kangaroo symbol, Kangol has enhanced their brand by joining forces with HBA’s Shayne Oliver, a man known for his tough androgynous collection that has continually challenged the traditional concepts of power, race and gender. Amongst the notorious tough attitude that surrounds Hood By Air, Oliver describes the brands customer as ‘a person who wants to give off an energy of power, Hood By Air is for them’. Instead of trying to re-create the classic shape, Oliver thought ‘it’s best to go directly to the source’ and kept the typical bucket hat shape but altered with a detachable pom pom with the HBA logo embellished clearly.


  • The hats are available at Hood By Air and will also be stocked at Colette, in Paris, and Barneys New York.