From Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp to Liza Minnelli in Cabaret, the bowler hat has featured on some of the most famous heads in cinematic history. But it is with British culture that the style is most synonymous thanks to its defining role in the mid-20th century City of London ‘uniform’ – along with a pinstripe suit and briefcase. Not bad for a hat that was originally designed to protect the heads of Norfolk gamekeepers.
The Bates bowler hat is a treasured and timeless part of our collection. With its distinctive dome chassis, the Bates model is especially enjoyed for its rakish curved brim. Crafted from a high-quality fur felt, our bowler hats are fully lined and feature a leather sweatband and a traditional ribbon finish. Our in-store measuring service will ensure a perfect fit.
While no longer the essential everyday item it once was, the bowler hat will never look out of place with formal attire around town. Or be inspired by the eclectic fashion sense for which Brits are known and team this historic hat with the modern pieces in your wardrobe. The bowler hat remains the pinnacle of quintessential British style.
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