Top Hats from Village Hats
Beginning with the French Consulate And Empire period in Western history (1800-1815) and escalating into the Romantic Period (1815-1840), high beaver top hats supplanted the cocked hat or the bi/tricorn as the mode in men’s fashion. When, by 1890, the St. James Gazette writes “When we are told, ‘He’s a fellow who wears a top hat and a frock coat,’ we know sufficiently well what sort of fellow he is”, the top hat’s connotations are well established.
Our selection of top hats, as you see here, covers many bases and extends in various directions. We carry formal top hats as well as top hats for fancy dress. Additionally, we carry very high end leather top hats, hand crafted in the U.S.A. If you are looking to buy wholesale top hats, please click on our Wholesale Top Hats page. To learn more about the history of top hats take a look at our info page on the top hat in our iconic hats section.
Village hats uses live stock feeds so all our top hats available to order are in stock and ready for despatch. If you're having difficulty choosing from our selection of top hats, you can use our on-site filtering tool at the top of the page. The drop down boxes allow you to search our top hats by colour, size, price and brand. Don't forget, free shipping within the UK is included for the delivery of every top hat we stock. So don't be shy - get a couple.