A gentleman’s hatter is hard to find. Bates, which opened in 1902, is just the remedy. From fedoras, baker boys, boaters, and Gatsbys, to deerstalkers, trilbys, panama and top hats, Bates offers a century’s worth of styles for gentlemen (and more recently, ladies). The most popular is the flat cap —sometimes called the “cheesecutter cap” — close-fitting with a deep back, most often associated with newsboys in the 19th and 20th century. Hat stalkers will be delighted to know that Bates does not overprice its merchandise, and careful instruction is given on how to care for the various materials — everything from felt, cotton, and straw, to tweed and cashmere.
73 Jermyn St.
+44 (0)20 7734 2722