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Lock & Co. Hatters

lock co hattersEstablished in 1676, Lock & Co. is the oldest hat shop in the world, the oldest shop in London and one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence.

Their designs have graced the heads of some of the greatest figures in history from Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde, to David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kate Moss. Founded by James Lock, the company is now run by the 7th generation of the family from the shop at No. 6 St. James’s Street, London and holds two Royal Warrants.

Lock & Co. hats have appeared in several James Bond films and in 2022, the company released a collection of 007-inspired hats.

007 x Lock & Co Limited Edition Collection Goldfinger

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films, Lock & Co. Hatters present a collection of 007-inspired hats for men and women.

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The James Bond Vicenzo Fedora Hat is inspired by one worn by Tracy Di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).

Tracy Di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg) wears the hat when she visits the bull fight and and goes horse riding with James Bond (George Lazenby).

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This classic flat cap is inspired by the iconic cap worn by Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) in the movie Goldfinger (1964).

Goldfinger wears the cap during the famous golf match between him and James Bond (Sean Connery) at Stoke Park.

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This distinctive square-top bowler hat pays homage to the original design made by Lock & Co. for Oddjob actor Harold Sakata in the movie Goldfinger (1964).

Auction Christies Breitling TopTime Thunderball final price

The original Thunderball Geiger Counter watch prop, based on a Breitling TopTime, fetched a higher price than expected at Christie's Pop Culture auction on June 26, 2013 in South Kensington, London.

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In the movie Licence To Kill (1989), actor Timothy Dalton wears a dove grey felt top hat with black ribbon band from Lock & Co Hatters. Bond is seen holding the hat on the way to Felix Leiter's wedding and then later in the helicopter, before the hat is shot with a bullet.

Auction Christies Breitling TopTime Thunderball

The original Thunderball Geiger Counter watch prop, based on a Breitling TopTime, will be auctioned at Christie's Pop Culture auction on June 26, 2013 in South Kensington, London. The estimated price is £40,000 – £60,000 ($60,400 - $90,600).

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The hat that Sean Connery wears in the first James Bond movies is still available at the original store, Lock & Co. Hatters on St. James's Street in London. Ask for the Sandown model, a trilby type hat. Although the hat in film looks grey, the hat is actually brown.

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