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    Town shell top hat


    For centuries, the top hat has been a mark of distinguishment and class among discerning gentlemen, synonymous with Royal Ascot and weddings. The Town Shell is crafted from stiffened rabbit felt, trimmed with grosgrain along the brim and finished with a wool felt band. Each topper is fully lined and with a leather inner headband.

    We also include a complimentary hat box to keep your topper in and can personalise the hat by monogramming.

    Using a soft bristle hat brush, gently stroke the hat in a short, anti-clockwise motion. This will remove any dust caught on the fur and silk fibres. Top hats should be restored after every use. Lock offers a range of services – please call the shop on +44 (0) 20 7930 8874 to discuss with our master hatters. Always store top hats in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.

    Stiffened rabbit fur felt

    5cm curled brim 13.5cm crown 4cm wool felt band Leather headband Fully lined

    mens hat care

    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.

    mens hat sizing

    We work with the best fabrics, sourced exclusively from around the world. Drawing from our unique British heritage and craftsmanship, with scrupulous attention to quality and fit.

    Lock & Co. Hatters Shop

    ‘A Locks hat is a hat for life’

    Should you wish to speak to one of our Hatters or Stylists, please email us at Our team is working Monday to Friday from 10am until 5.30pm, UK time. Simply add your preferred contact method – WhatsApp, video call, telephone, or email – and one of our team will be in touch.