Considering summer hats

Working out which shops I need to visit when next in London.

I love wandering around St James and Mayfair poking around the likes of Berreta, Swaine Adeney Brigg, Trevor Philip, and Turnbull & Asser etc but I haven’t been to the hatter’s Lock & Co – which I consider a massive oversight now I’ve been introduced.

It wasn’t until the England cricketer Matthew Hoggard commandeered the hat of my dear friend during a rather raucous night in Lan Kwai Fong, that I had even heard of these historic and august milliners.

They’ve been in the same location since 1676 so not sure how I’ve managed to miss them at 6 St James’ Street all these years.

Rather disappointingly they have far more hats for boys than girls, but I’m currently deciding between the three below.  You can order online, but I’m not sure I’d risk buying before I know which style suits best.

Lock & Co Hats

Frankly, I think it would be sensible to get the robust and versatile folding Panama (centre) considering how clumsy I am, but I think for HK cruising and clubbing (daytime you understand, not going to be wearing it to M1NT of an evening, I’m not Mary J Blige…)  it really ought to be the St Lucia with the narrower brim (far right).


~ by Caustic Candy on June 22, 2009.

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