About Us

Ascot Top Hats Ltd

Ascot Top Hats specalise in antique silk top hats, as well as new toppers and other headwear. We initially were based in the Ascot area, but now have our workshop based a couple of towns over westward in Wokingham. So we are still in Berkshire nearby to Ascot Racecourse,  We are by appointment only but also usually travel to a number of Events and Shows throughout the Year.

Workbench at Ascot Top Hats Workshop

 Workbench at Ascot Top Hats Workshop

Workbench at Ascot Top Hats Workshop

Our select range has expanded from Top Hats to other traditional headwear and accessory.  We combine both new tools and techniques to complement the old processes and methodologies we use to bring you some of the best choices in classic headwear. Over Time we have worked with or supplied products from many traditional companies including Christys' Hats , Herbert Johnson, Patey Hats, Olney Headwear, Failsworth, and Stetson.

Ascot Top Hats Logo and Motto

Our Company Motto is "Faber Causiarum Altarum", It comes from the Latin words: Faber (Workman / craftsman) Causia (A wide brimmed hat) and Alta (Tall). There is no direct translation in Latin for a Top Hat, so the nearest translation could be: "Maker of tall hats" or "Workman / craftsman of tall hats".  Causia changes to causiarum and alta changes to altarum as in genitive plural. Causia is the Latin for Kausia (in Ancient Greek: καυσία) which appears as a Macedonian hat with a Flat top.


Ascot Top Hats Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Incorporation Number: 05740259

Registered Office: Beechey House, 87 Church Street, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7AW

VAT Number 422 2118 48