I have been in the hat trade for quite a few decades...and if anyone is any doubt...Boon and Lane (Steve and Al) make the most durable and accurate (best) hat blocks in the World...they understand
fitting..material to be blocked and all the other stuff we just take for granted..Don't waste your money on anyone else.
Jane Franklin(Wednesday, June 01 16 02:45 pm BST)
Great blocks. Just need to decide which ones.
Noticed a picture with Mary Jane Baxter in it. I met her by chance in a London store. It is a small world. Thanks for the impromptu tour.
This blocks looking great! Best wishes from Polish hats and cap manufacture.
Amy Irwin Coxall(Monday, March 31 14 06:49 pm BST)
I had the pleasure of meeting you both last Monday as part of our college class visit and I wanted to thank you again, belatedly, for your time. It was such an insight - the time and process involved
in the work was amazing and I think we all wanted to smuggle your blocks home.
Arlette Burgaud(Thursday, March 20 14 06:57 pm GMT)
Bravo for this new block it is wonderful! A beautiful work. I’m very happy
I LIKE UR PRODUCTS AND I'll LIKE TO MAKE ORDERS FOR SOME OF THEM DOWN TO NIGERIA
Bettina Thomas(Tuesday, February 04 14 07:46 pm GMT)
It was indeed a great honour to enter the 'Masters'Den' where so many notorious masterpieces had first come to life. It was just fantastic. Julian and I greatly appreciated the time you spared us so
Henry Radford(Tuesday, January 07 14 09:23 pm GMT)
Offered great and advice and kept up to date from start to finish of my order. Couldn't be happier with the end result, craftsmanship is something in it's self, can't wait to order again!
Nerea Etxaburu(Tuesday, January 07 14 08:30 pm GMT)
The order arrived perfect. I will make another order soon.
Thank you very much for everything
Bea Navarro(Friday, November 08 13 05:27 pm GMT)
hi steve, good afternoon, I received the package, many thanks, your work is wonderful.
Stacy Jones(Tuesday, November 05 13 06:00 pm GMT)
Wonderful blocks !!
Roxanne Willard(Monday, November 04 13 06:29 pm GMT)
Dear Steve and Alan
My new hat blocks have just arrived, and I am absolutely thrilled with them. Far too good to use straight away, I shall have to admire them first.
Thank you very much!
Amy Morris-Adams(Sunday, September 22 13 09:17 am BST)
Thank you both so much the new block is beautiful, I almost could not bring my self to put pin holes in it! Of course the resulting creation is just as wonderful
Julia Botterill(Tuesday, August 06 13 06:38 pm BST)
Just wanted to thank you for my blocks and getting them to me on time. Very Happy with them.
Annie Clifforth(Friday, August 02 13 06:06 pm BST)
Thankyou so much for my new beautiful blocks. The box arrived safely and intact. Look forward to using them today. Thankyou again take care. (no doubt will be in touch again).
Yfat Marcus(Friday, July 19 13 07:31 pm BST)
I'm so excited I just got the blocks and they are amazing. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart you were great start to finish. Thank you for all your patience and the all the help.
I hope that we'll do business again in the future
Fiona Menzies(Thursday, July 11 13 06:38 pm BST)
Thanks for all the blocks - really excited to receive the rest of them today - it was a total surprise! Can't wait to start blocking on them! Will be back up to see you later this year no doubt
Hannah Turk(Wednesday, July 03 13 05:06 pm BST)
getting a box with blocks is like Christmas morning for me! I'll send you some pictures soon of some of the recent work
Roxanne Willard(Tuesday, July 02 13 08:21 pm BST)
Many thanks for my beautiful hat blocks which arrived safely last Friday. I am thrilled with them.
Lisa Franzen(Wednesday, June 12 13 06:33 pm BST)
The hat block is AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much :))))
Siana Yewdall(Wednesday, June 05 13 05:02 pm BST)
OMG, how exciting, thank you and Allan very very much!
I am so thrilled with the other ones, I can't tell you!
I go and visit Steve and Alan every year, after my good friend and milliner Aileen Keogan introduced me to them. The blocks that Steve and Alan make are of the highest quality and their attention to
detail is second to none. They always have beautiful new innovative designs and are happy to work with you on your own designs ideas. I always look forward to taking a trip to the factory, the
hundreds of blocks under years of dust is fascinating. I love all my Boon and Lane Blocks they are like pieces of art! thank you Steve and Alan!
Siana Yewdall(Monday, May 20 13 04:44 pm BST)
Thank you very much for the blocks received this morning. Of course, I am absolutely thrilled with them.
Thank you and look forward to the next ones.
Always a pleasure to work with- even delightful at 6am when Ive picked up blocks. Beautiful shapes and very good workmanship and quality! Ive bought wood and metal blocks and Boon & Lane always
deliver perfect results in speedy time!
Christal(Wednesday, May 01 13 04:57 pm BST)
WOW that was fast. I was expecting to get a notice that they
were on their way, but not one that they would be here. They are
lovely…im so excited I cant begin to tell you. Of course the fedora
is amazing and the guys will love it…the percher…wow, Im almost
afraid to use the block its just so pretty and so pristine. As always
you do great work over there. I cant wait to see what comes out of
Carol DeMarti(Sunday, April 21 13 01:51 am BST)
I am so happy that a shop like this still exists. Your blocks and tools are amazing. Saving my money to place an order.
Naomi Goodsir(Tuesday, April 02 13 04:04 pm BST)
Alan and Steve are two incredible craftsmen. Their blocks both in metal and wood - made the old fashioned way, using steady hands and sharp eyes are works of art, with their skills of interpretation
showing no limits.
I love their workshop full of old blocks, inspiration with a touch of sawdust. It reeks of heart and soul. Two wonderful guys doing amazing work!
Jane Smith(Monday, April 01 13 10:49 am BST)
Please tell Allan I am so pleased with the little top hat section block. The brim is sleek and top just the size I wanted.
This 28 March - 3 weeks after my order - in the grey Paris’s morning day I’d received my first block from Boon & Lane and when I’d seen it, I’ve seen « la vie en rose ». I never imagine
that a block can be exactly the shape I’d in my head because it’s a special order. But also it’s a very beautiful piece of art. The wood, the signature, the logo, my name on it… all is « haute
couture ». To work with it will be a great pleasure and help me to do hats so beautiful as my block.
Kate Betts(Thursday, March 28 13 08:01 pm GMT)
Thanks Steve, I'm delighted with my new block. It does exactly what I wanted it to.
LOVE LOVE YOUR WORK! I've been Cyber stalking for a year now, saving to buy but can't pick just one. I love your work. Exceptional and unique like my work!!
Wayne Artmann(Sunday, March 17 13 07:24 pm GMT)
Boon & Lane....words can not discribe their work. But if I had to pick just one....Art. Pure Art created by real artist! Thank you both for such amazing hat blocks!
Cant wait to order more.
Wendy Innes(Friday, February 15 13 10:01 am GMT)
We are seriously impressed by the turn around time on 2 very urgent blocks delivered within one week !
Many thanks to the team at Boon and Lane and our local hat manufacturer Walter Wright Ltd for faciliting our demanding time scales.
Artistry of the highest order, and I doff my hat to you gents.
Dominique Ross(Thursday, January 31 13 11:28 pm GMT)
I am absolutely loving this place its like aladdins cave.
Judith Sharpe(Friday, January 25 13 04:31 pm GMT)
Thank you Steve and Alan for our excellent hatblocks,they are beautifully unique and expertly crafted, our 'vendREDi' group are delighted and we hope we can order more hatblocks soon.
Boon and Lane have created exactly what we wanted with a wonderful, fast and individual service. Our hat block is beautiful, engraved and thoughtfully done. We really appreciate boon and lane and
definitely plan to use in the future!
We ordered hatblocks from Steve and we were so happy and pleased when we got our blocks to our school to Finland,Helsinki City College of Culinary Art, Fashion and Beauty. Hatblocks are so beautifyl
and so well made that we can only admire that kind of handicraft! Thank you all!
John boon. Founder(Tuesday, November 06 12 08:25 pm GMT)
Well done boys keep up the good work glad to see business is still booming good luck for the future.
I have always used Boon and Lane since the early 1980's for the best in the business for metal and wooden blocks.
Its wonderful Steve bothered to learn his fathers trade, he is a credit to the industry.
Bernard Kinyanjui Njogu.(Saturday, July 14 12 07:50 am BST)
Informative web site.Brings many memories of my time spent on apprentice at Walter Wrights.Good to see you are at it.You had a profound effect on my life,thanks.Wishing your Company and yourselves
good tidings.Bernard Kenya. Model milliners.
Steve and Allen you guys really are awesome! Not only are their blocks amazing works of art, but they go way beyond the call when it comes to trying to help in a hat crisis, some of the nicest guys
out there! So many thanks! Can't wait to order my next block :0)