Less of a general tip and more of a personal recommendation, I would advise anyone looking for a top quality top hat to visit Lock & Co. It is a family owned hat makers in St James’s Street, London, founded in 1676 – I own several of their hats myself.
I’ll leave you with a piece of interesting history. Mercury used to be used in the production of top hats and exposure to mercury can cause nervous symptoms, making hatters shake and appear insane – hence the phrase ‘mad as a hatter’.
Toby Luper is the tailor behind Hemingway tailors. With 35 years experience in the fashion and tailoring industry, he has dressed sports stars, celebrities and royalty. For more information call 0800 5423406 or seewww.hemingwaytailors.co.uk