Summer Sidekick
The Bucket Hat has become a summer staple in recent years
Season of the Sun
Check out our new Summer Range of Caps and Hats
Peaky Blinders
Gatsby Caps are still the hottest flat caps going
A Weave Más Fino
Truly the finest shade for summer – Panama hats
Summer Sidekick
The Bucket Hat has become a summer staple in recent years
Season of the Sun
Check out our new Summer Range of Caps and Hats
Peaky Blinders
Gatsby Caps are still the hottest flat caps going
A Weave Más Fino
Truly the finest shade for summer – Panama hats

NEW! Face Masks from Bates

Get one free face mask for every £50 spent* (an assorted selection will automatically be added to the order) or £10 each if purchased separately.

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Bates Collections

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

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Beanies
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NEW Summer Range

Getting Measured

Measuring yourself for the perfect fitting hat couldn't be simpler. Watch our video or read our guide here.

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Featured Panama Hats

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

Natural Fedora Panama
  • £240.00
Natural Trilby 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

Summer Sidekick

The bucket hat has become a summer staple in recent years, and it’s no wonder – the ’90s favourite, which is enjoying a stylish revival – is br...

Sun Smart

We might not be off to Wimbledon this year, but the spectator’s hat of choice (including one Meghan Markle) – the Panama – remains an unbeatable...

Top Hats for Royal Ascot at Home

  As Royal Ascot takes place without its stylish crowds, we pay a tribute to the event's most iconic accessory   Once part of the everyman’s...

A New Day for Bates Hats

We don’t mean to come over all philosophical, but if you're a long-time Bates customer you’ll notice some big changes to our website. Lockdown i...

A Cap for the Course

  Up and down the country, many golf courses have recently re-opened and thousands have been itching to tee off and play the game they love. G...

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