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Hats as formal wear have come and gone with the times – enjoying massive popularity for decades before fading into history.

Our dapper days long since passed, it would seem the high-flying fame of the formal hat were to be forgotten forever, at least that would be the case if incredible hatters like John Boyd didn’t exist.

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“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde

Boyd’s business in millinery (hat-making) continues to grow in popularity to this very day, thanks in no small part to his enduring visionary fashion aesthetic.

That and the fact that Princesses have worn his hats.

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Few milliners can claim to have masked the crowns of the late Lady Diana and Margaret Thatcher, after all.

The princess of Wales went on to become the most-photographed woman in the world and plenty of her appearances featured one of his marvels of millinery teetering atop her head.

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“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
― Coco Chanel

Boyd’s beautiful hat designs pull from a bottomless imagination – transcending mere fashion as undeniable works of art. Hard to see them and not want a hat of your own, eh?

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