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Ascot Top Hat

This grey rabbit-fur felt style is still sartorially popular, at the races and weddings alike.

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.

Ascot Top Hat


  • Curled Brim Length: 5.2 cm
  • Crown Height: 13.5 cm
  • Band Width: 4 cm

For our Ascot top hat, carefully buff the surface with a piece of crushed white tissue paper. This will remove any dust caught on the fur fibres.

Always store top hats in a hat box away from direct sunlight. We also include a complimentary Lock & Co. hat box to keep your topper in.

Always store top hats in a hat box, away from direct sunlight.

Alternatively, bring your Lock top hat to us for a complimentary polish whilst you wait. For our full list of restoration services Read More.


Our Ascot top hat is made from grey rabbit fur felt with a curled brim and a black wool felt band. Each topper is fully lined and has a leather inner sweatband.

Styling & Fitting

We also include a complimentary hatbox for storing your top hat.

How to measure your hat size. Read More

Hat Size Chart

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

Top Hat
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.
Rabbit Fur Felt
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.