Christys' London

Our History

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Our History

Christys’ & Co has been manufacturing fine hats in England since 1773 through eight generations odf the Christy family and across nine reigns of British royals starting with King George III. Christys’ is the only company in the world still making high quality top hats and bowlers in the traditional way, using hatting skills established over 200 years ago and keeping a valuable British industry very much alive.

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Today Christys’ is working with an array of famous designers, providing hats for catwalk collections and customers around the world. The Christys’ London brand was established by Miller Christy in 1773 who, following his apprenticeship to a hatter in Edinburgh, created his own company which was to grow over several generations. Christys’ place in history was assured when Prince Albert started wearing the company’s top hats in the 1950s and Christys’ has supplied hats of many styles to members of the royal family ever since.

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Our Size Label

UK Size

Centimetres

US Size

Inches

None

6

49

618

19.3

None

618

50

614

19.7

None

614

51

638

20.1

None

638

52

612

20.5

None

612

53

634

20.9

None

658

54

634

21.3

S

634

55

678

21.7

S/M

678

56

7

22

M

7

57

718

22.4

M/L

718

58

714

22.8

L

714

59

738

23.2

None

738

60

712

23.6

XL

712

61

758

24

None

758

62

734

24.4

None

734

63

778

24.8

None

778

64

8

25.2

None

8

65

814

25.6

How to measure your glove size

If you are not sure about your glove size, measure the hand you normally write with at its widest point in inches (excluding the thumb), then round down to the nearest half or whole number - this will be your glove size. Gloves sizes come in half and whole numbers, between 7 and 11½ for men and 6 and 8½ for women. For example, if your hand measures 8½ inches around its widest point (excluding the thumb), your glove size is 8½. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size. Gloves should be snug at first but will stretch.

MEN’S GLOVE SIZES

GLOVE SIZE

INCHES

CENTIMETRES

S, M, L OR XL

7

7

18

XS

7.5

19

S

8

8

20.5

S

8.5

21.5

M

9

9

23

M

9.5

24

L

10

10

26

L

10½

10.5

27

XL

11

11

28.5

XL

11½

11.5

29.5

XXL

 

WOMEN’S GLOVE SIZES

GLOVE SIZE

INCHES

CENTIMETRES

S, M, L OR XL

6

6

15

S

6.5

16.5

S

7

7

18

M

7.5

19

M

8

8

20.5

L

8.5

21.5

L

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