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Classic Boater

This classic summer straw boater has become synonymous with quintessentially British social events.

The classic straw boater is also known as a skimmer, cady or can-can and can be dressed up or worn with casual attire as required.

Classic Boater



Brim Length: 6 cm
Crown Height: 8 cm
Band Width: 5 cm


Steam from a household kettle and a hard bristle hat brush or clean pencil rubber will help remove dust and dirt.

Avoid wearing a straw hat in the rain. If it gets wet, dry using a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge.

Straw hats are best stored in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.


Crafted from stiff sisal straw to retain its classic boater shape for years to come, this boater is finished with a smart black Petersham ribbon and features a leather inner sweatband so that it stays firmly in place.

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Men's Hat Styling

Every Lock & Co. hat purchased is carefully and expertly hand-prepared in our London shop by one of our Hatters, before being whisked out of our famous green front door.

To find your perfect hat size, we suggest booking a virtual appointment for a consultation with one of our hatters here.


At Lock & Co., we sell the finest hats and caps. To achieve this, we pay particular attention to specific hat characteristics - style, fit, durability, and materials. We share these characteristics with you for each hat to help you decide on the perfect choice.

Find Your Size and Style

At Lock & Co. we offer a wide selection of styles of hats. What defines a hat style is its form: overall shape, height/shape of the crown, width of the brim, and material type. These define a style e.g., Fedora, Trilby, Panama, Cloche, Tweed cap etc.
Sisal Straw
Lock & Co. hats are made of the finest quality material. These can range from exclusive Escorial wool, Scottish Tweed, and cashmere to Toquilla straw for our Panama hat.
Standard Brim
Different styles of hats have different shapes to them, including classic, fuller, narrow, and standard fits, or with an oversized or a wide brim or sporting a particular shape - bell, birdcage, etc.
Every part of a hat has its purpose. Discover the features or aesthetic of each hat and how it will specifically enhance your hat-wearing experience.

We are proud to have our Classic Boater featured in Country Life and The Rake magazines.