Christy & Co Ltd has been manufacturing fine hats in England since 1773 through eight generations of the Christy family and across nine reigns of British royals starting with King George III. Using hatting skills established over 200 years ago and keeping a valuable British industry very much alive.
Christys’ Hats has amassed years of skills with unparalleled workmanship and individual attention to detail. Today, Christys offers a collection of men's hats and women's hats ranging from formal, to fashion and sports hats. With an impressive selection of the highest-quality hats providing something for everyone for any occasion, Christys’ Hats are found in magazines, on television programmes, in films, at equestrian events and at the most fashionable of weddings.
The ‘Godfather’ Hat, worn by the lead character Don Corleone in the Godfather films is in fact the ‘Homburg Hat’ made by Christys’ Hats. The style became popular in 1899 when it was worn by Edward VII Prince of Wales, while in 1930-50 it was famously preferred by Prime Minister Anthony Eden. Sir Winston Churchill was also known for enjoying a Christys’ Homburg hat. Christys also supplies bespoke ranges for the military and for police forces. Indeed those visiting London will come across Metropolitan Police officers smartly dressed in a Christys’ Hat. Today, Christy & Co Ltd is based in Oxfordshire and has expanded its sales to over 44 countries across five continents, combining time tested hand manufacturing with contemporary science to provide hats of the highest quality. Each hat carries a quality guarantee reflecting the bespoke craftsmanship of Christys.