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Royal Ascot Hetherington Top Hat

Regular price £375.00 GBP
Regular price £375.00 GBP Sale price
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Oliver Brown is the official Royal Ascot Licensee for Top Hats. This style of Top Hat is named after John Hetherington, presumed to have invented the top hat. It is made from melusine, a special long-haired fur felt that is the closest alternative to silk originals.

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  • Grosgrain ribbon band
  • 6" tall
  • 100% fur melusine

Size & Fit

  • To ensure the best fit, measure around your head approximately 1" above your ear.

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Delivery & Returns

Our UK standard delivery cost is £7.50. We aim to deliver standard UK orders within 3 to 5 working days.

Our express UK delivery is £15. Order by 12pm Monday to Thursday, to receive your purchase the next business day.

In-store pick is available at our 75 Lower Sloane Street Store free of charge.

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Returns are charged at £7.50 for UK & ROW.

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  • In-Store Pick Up

    You can order online and your items will normally be available to collect in store within 2 to 3 working days.

  • Easy Returns

    We operate a no-quibble returns policy, so after trying our products at home, we will happily exchange them or issue a refund within twenty-eight days provided they are returned in the condition in which they were received.

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Top Hats - A History

From the late 1700s and through the 1800s top hats were ubiquitous, with gentlemen of all classes wearing them. But during the early 20th century, with increasingly informal attire, top hats gradually became saved for more formal occasions. This tends to be the case today -
although in recent years the top hat has enjoyed a resurgence. Now, more than ever, modern gentleman regularly sport them for occasions such as the Derby, Royal Ascot, formal weddings and garden parties.

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