Black Tie specialise in the buying, selling and restoration of fine antique silk top hats and stock a range of antique hats year-round.
We try to source only the best hats and only in usable sizes by today’s standards (generally from 6 7/8ths upwards). While we try to focus on hats from London hatters, we also consider hats from Europe and USA if they are particularly good items. Prices for silk top hats obviously differ greatly depending on age, origin, condition and size, but expect to pay somewhere between £800 and £1500 for a turn of the 20th century London silk top hat in good condition and in an average size of around 7 1/4.
We also stock and sell Christy’s polished fur felt top hats in grey and black for those looking to buy brand new, these are available in all sizes and are priced from £325. Please go to our Royal Ascot shop page for more information.
We also specialise in antique leather top hat boxes which we buy, sell and restore. These are the perfect accompaniment to your prized silk top hat and can often double the value of your topper.