All-time Favourite
Drawing from the Golden Era, our Grosvenor Fedoras make their own modern statement
Get ahead for autumn
For warmth and great style, you can’t go far wrong with our traditional flat caps
Women of Many Hats
Be inspired by the personal style of these seven famous females
Work of Art
There are summer hats – and then there's the Panama
All-time Favourite
Drawing from the Golden Era, our Grosvenor Fedoras make their own modern statement
Get ahead for autumn
For warmth and great style, you can’t go far wrong with our traditional flat caps
Women of Many Hats
Be inspired by the personal style of these seven famous females
Work of Art
There are summer hats – and then there's the Panama

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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

All-Time Favourite

From 1940s Hollywood movie detectives to jazz musicians, the fedora has enjoyed its share of illustrious associations throughout its decades-long...

Get ahead for autumn

While it’s not quite time to put away the summer caps – they’re ideal for this tricky transitional period between summer and autumn – thoughts ...

Fish for Compliments

It’s said that there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing, which is something to keep in mind as the seasons start to chang...

League of Its Own

The baseball cap may be best known for its casual, sporty style, but it’s more versatile an accessory than you might imagine. Reinterpreted in p...

Women of Many Hats

Even though Bates spent more than 120 years as a gentleman’s hatter until a few months ago, it may surprise you to learn that, for decades, the we...

Bates Hats

73 Jermyn Street
St. James's
London
SW1Y 6NP

Mon - Fri   10am - 6pm
Saturday   10am - 6pm
Sunday   Temporarily closed

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