Firmin Group – Firmin and Sons, Kashket and Partners Ltd., E.C Snaith and Sons, Patey Hats / Hand and Lock

Royal Warrant holders the Firmin Group make and sell uniforms, ceremonial uniforms, metal badges and buttons, epaulets, horse furniture, medals, headdress, swords, uniforms, caps, gloves, clothing for films and theatre, civilian suits, and civilian hats. The oldest part of the Group, Firmin & Sons was established in 1655. The Firmin Group has factories in London and Birmingham, producing the majority of their products. The Firmin Group incorporates – Firmin and Sons, Kashket and Partners Ltd., E.C Snaith and Sons, and Patey Hats.

http://www.firminhouse.com

Patey Hats – http://www.pateyhats.com – Royal Warrant holders – Riding hats, top hats, bowler hats, military hats and caps, peaked caps, ceremonial hats, trilby hats, fedora hats, hat boxes / bags and so on – Patey Hats also offer monogrammed initials embroidered either inside, or on the back of the velvet lining by Hand and Lock, and hat repairs. Prices are not given on their website, but you can see prices of some military items on their E.C Snaith and Sons website.  They have a store in London (and no other stores) near Oxford Circus and sometimes visit shows. I am not sure if all their hats are made in England – you will need to ask. I hope to visit their store sometime.

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton, London, 29.4.11 - Princes William and Harry.  Uniforms by Kashket and Partners, buttons and accesories by Firmin & Sons, fabric by Hainsworth.

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton, London, 29.4.11 – Princes William and Harry. Uniforms by Kashket and Partners, buttons and accesories by Firmin & Sons, fabric by Hainsworth.

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Hand and Lock – http://www.handembroidery.com – fine hand embroidery since 1767 – M Hand and S Lock merged in 2001 to form Hand and Lock – Civilian and Military Regalia and fashion embroidery – Hand embroidered badges for clubs, institutions, societies, liveries, and masons; military laces and accoutrements; bespoke hand embroidery – They have a store and workshop in London – I am not sure how much they use British made materials or if all their items are made in the UK.

Coat of Arms - British Royal Family - embroidered by Hand and Lock

Coat of Arms – British Royal Family – embroidered by Hand and Lock

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2 thoughts on “Firmin Group – Firmin and Sons, Kashket and Partners Ltd., E.C Snaith and Sons, Patey Hats / Hand and Lock

    1. ukmade Post author

      Hi.

      Thanks for the feedback. I have tried to make it clearer in the article that Hand and Lock are not part of the Kashket Group.

      Patey hats though are part of the Kashket Group according to a press release by the Kashket Group last year (2012) – http://www.firminhouse.com/media/Kashket%20and%20Partners%20-%20Press%20Release%20-%20Royal%20Wedding.pdf.

      I quote “Firmin House is a brand of the Kashket Group (incorporating Firmin & Sons, Kashket & Partners, E C Snaith & Son and Patey Hats) a tailoring company with history dating back to 1655 on London’s, The Strand”.

      If you are in a position to prove otherwise, I will happily amend the article again.

      Thanks

      Reply

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