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    Ascot top hat

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    The Ascot was created by James Lock III in the 19th century in response to the growing demand for a superior hat to that of the silk topper for the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. To this day, the grey rabbit-felt style continues to prove sartorially popular, not only at the races, but also weddings.

    This hat comes with a complimentary hat box.


    For Lock’s grey Drab Shell top hat, carefully buff the surface with a piece of crushed, white tissue paper. Always store top hats in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.

    Rabbit fur felt

    5.2cm curled brim 13.5cm crown 4cm wool crepe band Leather headband Fully lined

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    ‘A Locks hat is a hat for life’

    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.

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    Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England, our shop will be closed from Thursday 5th November until Thursday 3rd December. Whilst in 344 years we have never before had to close our doors, including through two World Wars, we find ourselves having to shut the shop for the second time in 2020. We very much look forward to when we can open the doors for you again.