...The Great British Hat Movement...

Where you can get hats...

Here's a brief list of where you can get hats in Great Britain (or overseas), there are physical stores and online retaliers.


Hornets Hats

Hornets Hats

Kensington based store, main distributer of Christys Hats and a lovely second hand clothes store (3 of them actually). Contains a great range through their website and every hat is made to order so they also take special requests if you contact them.

Bates Hatters

Bates Hatters

Classic shop, decent selection, quite pricy, sales staff are great and will measure you up before they do anything. Make sure you say hello to Binks the cat if you visit. It's currently under threat of closure due to redevelopment of the area.

Lock & Co.

Lock & Co Hatters

Inventors of the bowler and the oldest family owned hatters in the world. Quite pricy, but the range is good for felt hats, flat caps, panamas and everything in between. Very helpful and friendly sales staff. Certainly worth a visit for the history involved.

The Hat Centre

Hat Centre

Well priced fur and wool felts, good variety of other style too. Located in north London, if anyone visits, please let me know about their experience. They sell on ebay too.

Everything Australian

Everything Australian

Australian distributer of Akubra hats, prices are very good and delivery to other countries doesn't cost the earth.

Hats Direct

Hats Direct

Another good Akubra distributer, they have the Federation IV model which is solely available through them, a big hit with the Indy fans.

Panama Bob

Panama Bob

If you want a Panama, this should be your first stop. A distributer of almost all qualities of Panama, so there's definately something to suit your budget.

Miller Hats

Miller Hats

Massive selection of hats, the straws and cowboy hats in particular are great. Stocks a lot of name brands such as Stetson and Borsalino.

Village Hats

Village Hats

Good selection of name brands such as Stetson, Jaxon, Tilley & Christys.

Vintage Silhouettes

Vintage Silhouettes

Run by hatter Art Fawcett, choose from a standard set of limited editions or design your own. Famed for his classic designs harking back to the golden era.

Optimo Hats

Optimo Hats

Hatters based in Chicago, run by Graham Thompson, fabulous and classic designs. Offers full cleaning, re-blocking and re-furbishment services.

Penman Hats

Penman Hats

Custom hat maker, known for his re-productions of the Indiana Jones hats. Great value for money, choice of beaver or rabbit felt. Good range of accessories to go with your hat too. Also offers re-blocking services.

Johnnyphi

Johnnyphi, is a lucky guy who in 2007 stumbled upon a glorious find of hundreds of unworn, unsold fedora's from the 40's, 50's and 60's. He has sold many of these, but you may be lucky enough to find a beautiful Adam in your size or a nice Stetson for you a friend.