Historic Hatters of James Lock and Co.
Assistant Manager Jayesh Vaghela brushes a vintage silk top hat at Lock & Co. Hatters on March 22, 2011 in London, England. Founded in St. Jamess in 1676, when Charles II was on the throne, this family owned business has provided hats for Royalty and the gentry for over 300 years. Staff report that sales of formal hats are booming ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Assistant Manager Jayesh Vaghela holds a Conformateur device on the head of a customer at Lock & Co.
A customer tries on a Panama hat at Lock & Co.
A wooden representation of the head shape of Queen Elizabeth II is displayed at Lock & Co.
Milliner Christine Campbell works on a hat design at Lock & Co.
Retail Manager Andrew Baselgia steams a Homburg hat to retain its shape at Lock & Co.
Vintage military hats sit on a shelf at Lock & Co. Hatters on March 22, 2011 in London, England.