Antique Silk Top Hat and Vintage Silk Top Hat Stockists. Fine Original Antique
Silk Top Hats and Vintage Silk Top Hats For Sale For Royal Ascot.


For those of you wishing to purchase the very best antique silk top hat, it should be mandatory you make us your first port of call. We will help you choose the correct silk top hat, an original example, 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.

For many years discerning gentlemen have made us their first port of call when looking for an original antique silk top hat and leather hat box for Royal Ascot, The Derby, or any other fitting occasion. They simply want an original, as they know original items hold value. They know we only supply the very best to the very best and are No.1 for holding the largest collection of originals in the world, specialising in a great variety of different makes, shapes and sizes, all of which are contoured to the head for ultimate comfort and fit.


Beware of expensive pitfalls when choosing a silk top hat. Firstly, be aware of it not being an original example, as it may have been refurbished or restored. Secondly, it might look ridiculous 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 too large, resulting in it resting on your ears like a baby's bonnet. Thirdly, be aware of expensive imitations and that gentlemen always had their silk top hats ironed and never sprayed with water. Lastly, don't be misled into thinking your silk top hat belonged to a funeral director, just because it carries a felt mourning band rather than a band and bow. Mourning bands replaced the band and bow on the death of Prince Albert in 1861 and are worn to this day.


We hope the above has persuaded you to compare your findings, in that buying an original from us is far the superior option to buying a reconditioned, restored or refurbished topper elsewhere.



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