Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Video of the Week: Style Like Nowhere Else

A video interview with Martin Ellis Jones of Hetherington Hats reveals some fascinating details about the world of top hats

 

Vintage ‘toppers’ are a staple at Royal Ascot and given silk top hats are no longer produced anywhere in the world, such people as Chelsea based Martin Ellis Jones have become the go-to experts that those with great taste flock to when in need of formal attire.

 

Style Like Nowhere Else - Martin Ellis Jones of Hetherington Hats
Style Like Nowhere Else – Martin Ellis Jones of Hetherington Hats

 

Our Video of the Week, titled Style Like Nowhere Else and made and shared by Ascot Racecourse on their YouTube channel, features a 2:33 minute interview with Ellis Jones in which he comments:

 

“You can’t really do much with a top hat to ruin it. They can steal it or set fire to it but if you sit on it or run it over with a car, we can mend it in the workshop, it’s not a problem”.

 

With two days of the finest racing in the world still to go, readers heading to Berkshire would do well to heed the words of Martin Ellis Jones. He concludes: “It’s all style and no content… Take the trouble and you’ll stand out a mile”.

 

 

 

Hetherington Hats, London. 25 Walpole Street, London, SW3 4QS. By appointment only. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7730 2948.

 

 

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