Lock & Co Hatters


Established in 1676, Lock & Co is the oldest hat shop in the world & one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence.

Revered for our centuries-honed craftsmanship, our innovative designs have graced the heads of some of the greatest figures in history. Admiral Lord Nelson wore our bicorne into the Battle of Trafalgar. Sir Winston Churchill adopted our Cambridge and Homburg hats as his trademarks.

Our luxury hats are not only born out of fashion, but also functionality, as our celebrated Coke hat testifies. Named after nobleman Edward Coke, who commissioned Lock in 1849 to create a style hardy enough for his gamekeepers, the hat has transcended time to become a true classic.

No matter the customer, what they have all come to expect from Lock is the best: the best designs, the best fabrics, the best service. These principles were established at the beginning by founder James Lock and continue to be upheld by the 7th generation of the family, who still run the business from the same shop at No. 6 St. James’s Street today. Two royal warrants attest to our commitment to quality that is trusted.