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

For those of you wishing to purchase an antique silk top hat, it should be mandatory you make us your first port of call. We will help you to choose the perfect Silk Top Hat. 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 top hat as one mirror image.

Beware of expensive pitfalls when choosing a silk top hat. Firstly, be wary of it not being an original. Secondly, be wary of it fitting perfectly but looking 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 too large, resulting in it resting on one's ears like a baby's bonnet. (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 belonged to a funeral director because it has a felt mourning band rather than a petersham band and bow. The mourning band replaced the band and bow in 1861, upon the death of Prince Albert.

These are the very reasons gentlemen prefer to make 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 to know the're getting an original, because original items hold value. They take comfort in knowing 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 at sensible prices.
All of which are contoured to the head with utmost precision, for ultimate comfort and fit.

We hope the above information has persuaded you that buying an original from us is the superior option to buying a reconditioned, restored or refurbished silk top hat elsewhere.

We look forward to making your acquaintance.

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