The Westminster (formerly the Town Shell top hat) is ideal for weddings, garden parties and a day at the races, particularly Royal Ascot. While the timeless and iconic silhouette of the top hat has long been considered a mark of distinction among discerning gentlemen, today, it is equally recognised as a contemporary statement of sartorial style for formal occasions.
The Westminster is crafted from the finest stiffened rabbit felt, trimmed with grosgrain along the brim and finished with a wool felt band. Each topper is fully lined with white satin bearing the Lock & Co. logo and comes with a leather inner headband.
We also include a complimentary Lock & Co. hatbox to keep your topper in.
We advise making an appointment to have your head measured with a Conformateur at our London hat shop to ensure the ideal fit for our top hats.
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 usto discuss with one of our hatters.
Tel: +44 20 7930 8874
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 .