About Honri Hats
Honri Hats is the trading name for Bespoke Riding Hats Ltd. The company was formed by Paul Baynham-Honri in 2003, when he took on the retail sales and shows for a London hat maker. This followed a number of years at the sharp end of hat fitting and retailing for the same company in the equestrian world.
Honri Hats are made exclusively for us in a small London based workshop and between us we have over 50 years' experience in the making and fitting of traditional bespoke formed hats. The phase "formed hats" means that the hat is made up of a body that is then covered. We use the traditional method of a Gossamer body for all our formed hats. This can range from a traditional Hunt Cap or Top Hat to a Bi-Corn, Tri-corn or Beefeaters hat.
All our customers are measured using a conformature, which enables your hat to be fitted to your head shape. Over the years we have built up a large library of customer head shapes, so when they come to re order or send a hat through for restoration, we have at hand all the details required to ensure the perfect fit. With new customers, it is imperative that you be measured properly by Paul in order to gain your correct head dimensions and to discuss the right style of hat for you. We hold a limited stock of hunt caps and bowlers, so in some cases we can fit out in one visit. Mostly hunt caps are made to order, so a further visit for a fitting is required, where you will walk away with your new cap. This may be at our Cotswold base or at one of the many shows that Honri Hats attend or occasionally at our London workshop. We also have an ever changing stock of vintage silk top hats, which are all fully restored as required prior to sale and can be viewed and tried.