What to wear: To the races

What to wear: To the races

June and July sees the most hotly-anticipated racing events of the traditional British season. Whether you're heading to the Investec Derby, Royal Ascot or Glorious Goodwood, here is our expertly-curated collection of appropriate headwear and hat-grooming tools.
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  • Town shell top hat

    £425.00
    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 white hat box to keep your topper in and can personalise the hat by monogramming. Due to the nature of top-hat sizing, customers are advised to book an appointment in our shop for a fitting using the conformateur.
  • Town shell high crown top hat

    £595.00
    For centuries, the top hat has been a mark of distinguishment and class among discerning gentlemen, synonymous with Royal Ascot and weddings. The High Crown Town Shell is crafted from stiffened rabbit felt, trimmed with grosgrain along the brim and finished with a wool felt band. The crown is 2.5cm taller than its relative, the Town Shell. 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. Due to the nature of top-hat sizing, customers are advised to book an appointment in our shop for a fitting using the conformateur.
  • Silk top hat

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    The silk top hat is the pinnacle of a gentleman's formal wardrobe, and Lock & Co's antique ones are the finest. Lovingly restored in our atelier, our toppers are made from rare Parisian silk and finished with a silk crêpe band. Due to their rarity and complex sizing, these heirloom pieces can only be purchased in our shop. Either book an appointment or call us on +44 20 7930 8874. Our silk top hats come with a complimentary Lock white hat box, velvet polishing pad and soft bristle hat brush.
  • Drab shell top hat

    £395.00
    The Drab Shell, originally known as 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.
  • Leather top hat bucket

    £1,750.00
    Distinguished by exceptional craftsmanship, our hat bucket is the ultimate storage for top hats. Handmade in England from luxurious bridle leather, the tapered design features plush silk velvet lining, carrying handle and working brass lock.
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  • Medium hat box

    £35.00
    Our signature medium men's oval hat box is the stylish way to carry, store and display your hats. Made from reinforced cardboard embossed with our logo, the box comfortably fits two to three hats. Layer tissue paper between hats before stacking them to keep their bands and bows pristine.
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  • Velvet polishing pad

    £29.00
    Maintain the lustrous sheen on your top hat with our velvet polishing pad. The pad should be moved in short strokes over the hat, so that the felt or silk fibres are softly smoothed and the nap is not disrupted.
  • Hard bristle hat brush

    £49.00
    Maintain your hat with our all-purpose hard bristle hat brush. The brush is suitable for all fabrics and easy to use, thanks to its smooth, curved wooden handle.
  • Soft bristle hat brush

    £49.00
    Care for your top hat with our bristle hat brush. Crafted from soft fibres, the brush maintains and enhances the lustrous sheen of your hat.

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