The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.44

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.44

St.James today, established in 1676 this is the oldest hat shop in the world. It is run by James Lock’s descendants to this very day. It is where the bowler hat was invented. They have supplied headwear to many historical figures including Sir Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and Admiral Lord Nelson.

Worth a look on their website 400 years of fascinating history of a London company.

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©Barnaby Barford 2014

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