Leading Silk Top Hat Suppliers. Specialising in Fine Original Antique Silk Top Hats and Vintage Silk Top Hats For Royal Ascot, The Derby and TV Dramas.
For those of you wishing to purchase your first antique silk top hat, it should be mandatory you make us your first port of call. We will help you to choose the correct and finest Silk Top Hat. One that's the perfect height, shape and fit, that balances the contours of your face and sits correctly on your head, showing both your face and top hat as one mirror image. When searching elsewhere one must beware of expensive pit falls. Firstly, it might not be an original and secondly, it might fit you perfectly but look bloody awful in the respect that the crown might be much wider or narrower than the width of your face, or too tall or too short compared to that of your height. You'll see many of these horrors at Royal Ascot. Thirdly, beware of expensive imitations and that gentlemen always had their silk top hats ironed and never sprayed with water. Lastly, don't be fooled into thinking your silk top hat was fitted with the wrong band or belonged to a funeral director. Mourning bands were mandatory, as a mark of respect upon the death of Prince Albert in 1861.
These are the reasons gentlemen prefer us when purchasing their original antique silk top hats and leather hat boxes for The Derby, Royal Ascot or any other fitting occasion. They simply want to know what they are purchasing is an original, as original items hold their value. They take comfort in that we only supply the very best to the very best and have the largest collection of originals in the country, specialising in a great variety of different makes, shapes and sizes, all fitted with utmost precision and shaped to the contours of the head for ultimate comfort and fit.
We hope the above information has helped you into deciding whether to purchase a reconditioned, restored or refurbished silk top hat elsewhere, or an original from us. We also hope that before you make your decision you compare the quality of our silk top hats to the quality of the silk top hat you were thinking of purchasing.
Under starters orders from £450