Leading Black Silk Top Hat Suppliers Specialising in Fine Original Antique Black Silk Top Hats and Vintage Black Silk Top Hats For Royal Ascot & The Derby.


For those of you wishing to purchase a silk top hat it should be mandatory you make us your first port of call. We will help to pick out the perfect Silk Top Hat for you. One that's the correct height, shape and fit, that balances the contours of your face and sits correctly on your head, showing both your face and topper as one mirror image. Beware of expensive pit falls when silk top hat hunting. Firstly, it might not be an original and secondly it might fit you perfectly, but look 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, or even too large, resulting in it resting on your ears like a babies bonnet. You'll see many of these horrors at Royal Ascot. Thirdly, be aware of expensive imitations and that gentlemen always had their silk top hats ironed and never sprayed with water. Finally, don't be fooled into thinking your silk top hat belonged to a funeral director because it has a mourning band rather than a petersham band and bow. Mourning bands on silk toppers became mandatory upon the death of Prince Albert in 1861.


These are the reasons gentlemen prefer to make us their first port of call, when hunting for an original antique silk top hat and leather hat box, whether it be for Royal Ascot, The Derby or any other fitting occasion. They simply want to know they're getting an original, as original items hold value. They take comfort knowing 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, to which are all contoured to the head with utmost precision for ultimate comfort and fit.


We hope the above has been of help, in whether you decide to purchase a reconditioned, restored or refurbished silk top hat elsewhere, or an original from us. We also hope that before making your final decision, you compare the quality of our silk top hats to that of the quality of others you have seen.


We look forward to seeing you in the run up to The Royal Meeting.