Shape Shifter
Uniquely crafted without a pre-blocked shape, the Grafton Trilby’s soft and flexible crown can be pinched and bashed to create a style that’s distinctively yours
Find Your Fit
Don our 6-panel Toni Cap for a slimmer, more tailored version of a Gatsby Cap with a smarter edge
A Legacy of Style
A nation famous for its excellence in craftsmanship, quality and design is also the birthplace of our Roma Cap
High & Mighty
Discover how the Homburg hat is a stone-cold classic like no other
Shape Shifter
Uniquely crafted without a pre-blocked shape, the Grafton Trilby’s soft and flexible crown can be pinched and bashed to create a style that’s distinctively yours
Find Your Fit
Don our 6-panel Toni Cap for a slimmer, more tailored version of a Gatsby Cap with a smarter edge
A Legacy of Style
A nation famous for its excellence in craftsmanship, quality and design is also the birthplace of our Roma Cap
High & Mighty
Discover how the Homburg hat is a stone-cold classic like no other

Bates Collections

Show the world your unique style and attitude. Nothing is quite as distinguishing as good headwear.

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Featured Panama Hats

It's the time of year to don that coolest of summer accessories

Natural Trilby Panama
  • £240.00
Natural Fedora Panama
  • £240.00
Natural Extra Wide Panama
  • £255.00
Natural Rolling Trilby Panama
  • £240.00

The Story of Bates

How a man named Edward Bates and a cat named Binks changed the world of hatmaking forever.

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What our customers say

Kind words from our wonderful worldwide clientele

Very helpful and personal service. A great selection of styles, colors and prices.

Michelle Haston

Nice hats.
Lovely hats really.

David John Thompson

Excellent selection of high quality hats – service to match.

Jyrki Kontio

Really nice hat store. Been in business for years.

Robin Hallowell

Great selection of hats and very helpful, friendly staff.

Gerry Lynch

I have been buying my hats from Bates for thirty years and always pop in to see Binks and ask after his health & well being. Top service as always, even after the move.

Jack Everyman

5 stars

Bo Persson

Great quality men's hats for all occasions with great service at a super location.

Bill Wells

Has great selection of hats in the store. The staff is excellent. It is a definite stop on my next trip to London.

J. Christopher Gray

Bates Journal

Stories from the world of hats and beyond

Shape Shifter – Grafton Trilby Hats

Hats have always been a powerful way to convey personal style and individuality. However, some hats go a step further to encourage a little more ...

Find Your Fit - Toni Caps

When it comes to caps, we know that one style doesn’t suit all. That’s why alongside our signature flat caps and Gatsbys, you’ll find a host of a...

A True Classic - Burlington Trilby Hats

Once as essential as a jacket or pair of shoes to a man’s everyday wardrobe, the trilby was a ubiquitous site in the fifties and sixties. Today, ...

A Legacy of Style - Roma Caps

Italy has gifted the world some of the most luxurious products of all time, a nation as famous for its excellence in craftsmanship, quality and ...

A Head for Love - Perfect Presents for Valentine's Day

Heads up: the most romantic day of the year is right around the corner. But don’t worry if you’ve not yet found the perfect present, we’re here t...

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