Fully Covered

Fully Covered

While many hats today are chosen for their style, and style alone, there’s no doubt that a good hat also works wonders to improve our comfort level on cold days. Bates’ winter-ready hats utilise t...
Pièce de Résistance

Pièce de Résistance

Paris has long been associated with the finer things in life, a city synonymous with gourmet food and drink, fine art and high fashion. So it’s fitting that our top-of-the-range trilby, our Rivol...
One for All

One for All

With a style that appeals to all ages, flatters most face shapes and works in almost any social situation, there aren’t many hats as great as our Gatsby Cap. Also known as a newsboy or baker boy ...
All-Time Favourite

All-Time Favourite

From 1940s Hollywood movie detectives to jazz musicians, the fedora has enjoyed its share of illustrious associations throughout its decades-long history. But one thing the famous felt hat has al...
Get ahead for autumn

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 now turn to the chillier days ahead. And for warmt...
Fish for Compliments

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 change. Equipped with the right gear, including a weath...
League of Its Own

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 premium materials and infused with innovative desig...
Women of Many Hats

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 wearers of many of our hats – fedoras, trilbies and ...
Work of Art

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 has stood the test of time as the symbol of sophi...