Black Silk Toppers - Listed in size order

All our top hats are fully refurbished. Most of our hats are worn at Ascot or the Derby and must look their very best.

Please be aware that not all the black silk toppers we have for sale will necessarily be listed.
While we try to keep the list up to date we have new hats coming in all the time. Contact us for current stock details.

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Size: 6 ⅞
Price: £250.00

A pretty little French number.


Size: 6 ⅞
Price: £350.00

Small hat with the most beautiful silk. As pictured the brim of this hat is very flat but we have the equipment and skills required to curl and or dip this to create the style required by the customer. A visit to the workshop is always recommended to allow us to shape the hat to match the contours of the customer's head. When one has to wear the hat all day the greater comfort that proper shaping gives is a significant benefit.


Size: 6 ⅞
Price: £500.00

A good looking topper from Glasgow's top hatter. "… eminent status as that of Messrs. John Kirsop & Son, a firm who hold the premier position among the high-class hatters of the city. "


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £900.00

This is a fine hat from the world renowned hatter Tress and Company who made hats here in London from the mid-1800s until the year of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Their Southwark factory is now the site of the Mad Hatter Hotel - . Silk lined, with new inner band and Ascot style band and bow, this hat would complete perfectly the attire of any gentleman attending this year’s Royal Ascot race meeting.


Size: c
Price: £450.00

“….a man with a Herbert Johnson hat is a man apart”. This is a classic top hat from a much sought after manufacturer. Beautiful soft silk of the highest quality. Ideal for Ascot, weddings and other special occasions. Restored by us to the best possible condition. There is a little damage to the silk on the top of this hat.


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £1200.00

“Superior Quality”. This hat stands out among the very best. An investment which will give many years of service and enjoyment.


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £750.00

This top hat was made by Lincoln Bennett for Bernard Weatherill Ltd who at the time were tailors in Conduit Street near Saville Row. This fine hat, which has been fully refurbished, deserves exposure at Royal Ascot and The Derby where I am sure it will be much admired.


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £1050.00

Famous Viennese hat maker. This fine hat seems to have been made for a Dutch retailer. An elegantly styled hat with its height emphasised by the exquisitely shaped crown. Ideal for a day out at The Derby, Royal Ascot or other Royal and formal occasions.


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £650.00

Another very good balck silk top hat from this fine maker


Size: 7 ⅛
Price: £1500.00


Size: 7 ¼
Price: £1400.00

A nice topper fully overhauled by us. Don't wear that horrible "grey" again this year - treat yourself to the real thing.


Size: 7 ¼

A fine silk top hat which will compliment the formal morning attire required of gentlemen attending the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. Black hatters' plush covering in excellent condition. Although we are always happy to serve you in your home, office or club, attendance at our workshop in Southeast London enables us to shape and fit the hat to your exact requirements.


Size: 7 ¼

Another beautiful silk top hat made by Woodrow. Woodrow catered for the upper end of the market, making "hats for the heads of men" We have all used our toppers as an extra pocket to hold tickets, love letters etc, stuffing them in to the inner band - haven't we? This beautiful hat has an inner top panel specially designed to allow your papers to be stowed and stored safely - what will they think of next!


Size: 7 ¼

This topper arrived with its insides missing so we are unsure of the maker. Despite its "orphan" status the hat is obviously of high breeding. Once we have sorted out the missing elements and restored it fully it will be ideal for a gentleman requiring a silk topper for formal all occasions including Royal Ascot.


Size: 7 ⅜
Price: £2100.00

This beautiful top hat has been fully refurbished by us and is now ready to complete a gentleman's Royal Enclosure habiliments. Do note that it is rare to find a vintage top hat which, even though the correct size, fits properly. Toppers are rigid and do not flex to match the shape of the wearer's head. We shape the hats we sell to the contours of your head using special equipment; this gives the best and most comfortable possible fit.


Size: 7 ⅜
Price: £2250.00

A fully restored vintage black silk top hat for sale. We have replaced the inner band, fitted a new band and bow, cleaned and polished the hat. It is now ready to complete the formal attire of a gentleman off to Ascot or the Derby. All tophats should be shaped to the contours of the wearer's head to give the most comfortable fit. We have the equipment and skills to carry out this fitting and make this service available to all our customers.


Size: 7 ⅜

Top notch topper awaiting refurbishment. The black silk on this hat is in exceptional condition and, once cleaned and polished, will shine like patent leather. If you need a hat for the Derby or Royal Ascot do have a look at this one. Keenly priced it will make an excellent investment and give years of service.


Size: 7 ⅜

Classy bell shaped black silk top hat.


Size: 7⅜

A good hat with particularly nice shape to the stove. Fully restored. "Bible-black and shines like a mirror".


Size: 7 ⅜

An elegant silk top hat. Fully refurbished and ready to go. If you buy a top hat from us we will shape it to the exact contours of your head giving the most comfortable possible fit. We need both the head and hat in the workshop for fitting.


Size: 7 ½
Price: £3000.00

No maker's name on this hat but it bears the moto, "Honi soit qui mal y pense","Shame on whomsoever would think badly of it." A fine, large, tall vintage silk top hat, elegantly shaped and in excellent condition.


Size: 7 ½
Price: £3000.00

This looks like an English made hat sold by Georg Patzke of Dessau. Crest bears the moto, “Lightness, Solidity, Elegance” which describes the hat perfectly. Fully restored and ready to go.


Size: 7 ½

A silk top hat of note. This is, at size 7 and a half, a large and rare topper. This will become a prized possession and I am sure will be seen in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot for many years to come.