Patey Hats were delighted to welcome Tony Appleton in our store. Tony Appleton is of course known as Toastmaster and the Royal Crier. He earned the title of Royal Crier after he announced the birth of HRH Prince George to the world from the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital. Traditionally a town crier is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court. The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets such as the royal birth. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, donning a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat. Town criers also carry a hand bell used to attract people’s attention usually shouting “Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!” before making their announcements. The word “Oyez” is taken from the Anglo-Norman word for listen and is used to call for silence. It also means “Hear Ye”. Continue Reading
Patey Hats have created the perfect gift for Christmas 2014 : a care kit for your Patey hat. This Christmas Patey Hats have lovingly hand crafted beautiful wicker baskets complete with leather strap fastenings to hold our Patey hat care kit. Inside the hamper you will find a hat-jack which will help to keep your Patey hat in shape when it’s being stored, a hat brush to keep your hat looking tip-top, Patey oil to tend to your hat-jack and other goodies. Caring for your Patey hat has now been made simpler this Christmas. Whether you have a new Patey hat or a well loved one, a Patey Hats care kit will help continue to help keep your hat in good condition. Our care kit hamper has been made so that not only does it look nice it is easily carried around and compact making it the perfect care kit for your Patey hat. Continue Reading
Patey Hats were delighted to have made the new Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow’s official tricorn hat. The hat was presented to Alan Yarrow by the Master Feltmaker of Feltmakers’ company at Mansion House.The Lord Mayor first wore his tricorn hat at the silent ceremony held in Guildhall. The Doffing of the hat by the new Lord Mayor and the removing of his hat by the outgoing Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf marked the official handover of office. At Guildhall, the outgoing Lord Mayor also hands over the mayoral insignia-the seal, the purse, the sword and the mace to the incoming Lord Mayor. The day after being sworn into office by tradition the new Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow lead the procession at The Lord Mayor’s Show.