The Guv’nor has a thing or two to say about hats…
“Bill Hornets here. I wrote earlier that the Trilby was the ‘hat of the moment’. That’s as may be. But the moment will come and the moment will go. I will not sell you an inferior hat simply because fashion dictates. Fashion, to borrow from Robert Burns, is like ‘a snowflake on the river/A moment white then melts forever.’ Style, as Coco Chanel told us, is eternal.
What other blog gives you Robert Burns with one hand and Coco Chanel with the other?
But to the matter at hand. Let me be clear about our hats:
Our classic hats are carefully chosen for their quality, style and colour. They are what Hornets Vintage recommends.
For instance we will not sell a beanie, leather hat, straw fashion hat or a polyester hat, and many more.
We only sell the best traditional and classic hats from the very best British hatters.
Traditional top hats, bowler hats, tweed hats, caps, panamas and Christys’ range of handmade fur felt trilbys and fedoras, which are famous throughout the world for being the best.
We do sell Tweed Baseball caps, they are original and have wit.
Hornets has an international reputation for quality and classic style, not fashion.
Hornets Vintage is the same.
The hats are a service to our customers so are offered at the best price available.
There is not a man in the world that a hat will not suit. Stick to our classic range and you cannot go wrong.
Christys’ London 1773. Over two hundred years of style, craftmanship and excellence in traditional and classic headwear.
James Dermont is an established English cap maker. He knows everything there is to know about caps and tweed.
Our bargain range is made by very experienced hatters.
Retailers are judged by what they sell, the house style and taste.
That is all.
B.H Kensington, England.”
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