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Work of Art

There are summer hats – and then there’s the Panama. With its sun-shielding brim, breathable design and elegant shape, the traditional straw hat...

One Of A Kind

  We know that finding the right hat – one that complements your unique taste, personality and appearance – is no easy task. That’s why we offer...

Play It Cool

With its unmistakable silhouette, the flat cap has transcended time and trends to establish itself as one of the nation’s best-loved hats. And w...

Peak Season

The Gatsby, baker boy, newsboy, cabbie, sixpence… the rounder, fuller-bodied cousin of the flat cap goes by many names, owing to its uptake by di...

Easy does it

When it comes to off-duty summer dressing – what we wear outside of work for pleasure and  downtime – effortless and low-maintenance are the adj...

All Roads Lead to Roma

What do you get if you cross Italian style and craftsmanship with British tradition and innovation? Our exceptional Roma cap of course. Combinin...

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...

Linen Hats - The Perfect Summer Shade

  The sun continues to break through this Spring in the UK.
 We hope it’s a trend that lasts through Summer. It’s certainly made  the stresses ...