|Silk top hat
Churchill knew the value of maintaining a strong personal image. Whether relaxing in his zip-up "siren suit" so called because it could be put on easily in an air raid, or reviewing troops in military great coat and peaked cap, he always stood out from the crowd. Throughout his long career, he was rarely pictured without a trademark hat, bow-tie and ever-present cigar. This hat belonged to Sir Winston.
"W.S.C." marked inside rim. Scott & Co. Piccadilly. On loan from the National Trust, Chartwell, UK. (1.1b)