The Ascot was designed in the nineteenth century by James Lock III in response to the growing demand for a superior hat to the silk topper for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. The grey rabbit-felt style is still sartorially popular today, not only at the races but also at weddings.
We also include a complimentary hatbox to store your top hat.
We are proud to see the Ascot featuring in a shoot for Tatler.
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 fibres.
Always store top hats in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.
Top hats should be restored after every use. Lock & Co. offers a range of services. Please contact us to discuss with one of our hatters.
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1. USE a soft tape measure.
2. PLACE it around your head, positioned mid-forehead and just above the ears.
3. MEASURE in centimetres or inches.
4. FIND your size on the hat size chart.
You can find our instructional video on how to measure your hat size here: Hat sizing
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 .