According to our information, Christys & Co were responsible for bringing the pork pie hat to the British high street, producing the hat for Dunn & Co in the early 60s. Now it's back – but in strictly limited numbers.
The limited edition reissue goes by the name of the Maddern pork pie (named after Keith Maddern, who is responsible for this limited run), but is made and sold by Christys & Co, the hat made to order by the company and sold in their box. Each hat takes 3 to 4 weeks to make and is sold with a certificate of authenticity containing the number of the hat along with a 'care of your hat' brochure.
Want one? They retail for £100 (including UK delivery and a donation to the Macmillan Cancer Charity). If you plan on ordering, make sure you give the correct hat size (measure just above your ears and around the circumference of your head in either inches or centimetres) and state which colour you require – black, navy, light grey or burgundy.
No online payment as yet, you'll need to email [email protected] for more details and payment options or send a cheque/postal order to Keith Maddern at 168 Maryrose Ave, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, IOW PO33 4PA with the necessary details.