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Bates Hats

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Great Place for a proper Hat

The bates people really know hats . They know materials and how they are worn and cared for. They... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
If you are interested in hats, must go

Walked in as a novice and left as an expert. Tom Williams educated me and sold me exactly what I... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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14 Feb 2018
“Great Place for a proper Hat”
5 Dec 2017
“Terrible experience”
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73 Jermyn Street | Hilditch & Key store, London SW1Y 6NP, England
St. James's
+44 20 7734 4707
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The bates people really know hats . They know materials and how they are worn and cared for. They also maintain the hat if you pass by with a bit of a steam and brush. I would highly reccomend them !

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I entered the shop and a sales assistant immediately asked me how he could help. I told him that I would like to buy a cap and he ushered me to the sales room in the back. The sales assistant asked me which cap I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Walked in as a novice and left as an expert. Tom Williams educated me and sold me exactly what I was looking for.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank nowyougo
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small, charming shop on Jermyn Street, which is famous for English men's wear (especially shirts and shoes). Bates has been selling gentlemen's hats there for over a century, and is worth a look-in if only to marvel at the stock and the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Porcophile
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I emailed Bates Hats several months ago and had correspondence with Naz regarding acquiring a Poet Fedora in the style that Tom Baker wore in the 1970s on Doctor Who. I have a very large head and it's difficult to find hats that fit me,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank StephenW2850
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I decided to start wearing a hat for business, not to cover a bald spot or anything else but rather to stand out from the crowd in London ( I am 5 ft 7 ins ) and , I suppose, seeing too many Humphrey Bogart...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Beruang
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Small shop but lots of hats. Good selection of different types and materials. Service was professional. Perhaps I paid a bit more but the hat will last forever. Also Jermyn Street has several other excellent men's shops.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank richardmT6118SE
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The title says it all. If you're not sure what you want, what will suit or simple have a hat fetish; this is the place for you. Enjoy.

Thank mrjamesnoble
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Visited Bates to look at their J & L rollable hat having looked at something that a competitor made but did not like it when I saw it. The service in the shop was truly second to none, going through all aspects of the hat....More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 September 2014

I have been looking for a Panama and a felt trilby for a long time and was in London for just a couple of days. I went to a nearby competitor who were stand-offish and expensive. The contrast at Bates could not have been more...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank 50Mike1964
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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