Boon & Lane Limited (Est. 1966)
Boon & Lane Limited                           (Est. 1966)


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  • Illona D Cardona (Thursday, October 01 20 10:58 pm BST)

    I was having such a wonderful time on your site. I am a milliner with a a tisket a tasket hatshoppe in Roswell, Georgia USA. Can you ship to the US? Your work is just wonderful! Have enjoyed reading all the comments. Let me know how to proceed. also pricings, etc.

  • DANIELLE MAZIN (Wednesday, June 13 18 03:03 pm BST)

    Fantastic service by the talented Steve and Al, so far super impressed and very excited to receive my blocks and stretcher soon and start creating! Thank you to you both for all your time and patience over the phone to your international client, a British Milliner based in Tel Aviv! in all the decision making and advice in your skilled and unique tailor made, hand crafted workmanship which still exists today! Super impressive and Thank you! Cant wait to receive my order!

  • Philip Ian Wright (Wednesday, June 15 16 07:45 pm BST)

    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.

  • arlette burgaud (Wednesday, April 27 16 02:43 pm BST)

    My new block is perfect. As usually all is marvelous and the shape so close of my dream.

  • louise russell (Thursday, February 26 15 11:58 pm GMT)

    thank you so much Steve and Alan for my beautiful block. A PIECE OF ART! You guys are so so talented and helpful always. cant wait to get my next block.

  • Michelle Poyer-Sleeman (Wednesday, January 14 15 01:37 pm GMT)

    Having a wonderful time blocking with my new fedora block from yourselves. So very pleased with it! Thank you Steve!

  • Annette (Friday, October 24 14 02:35 am BST)

    Retired Military, igniting childhood passion searching for Hat Blocks, new, used, cheap and affordable, and whatever the experts tell me is best :). Nervous but ready

  • Johnc280 (Monday, September 22 14 08:46 am BST)

    I've been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I'll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site? bkeddabbdakc

  • Lisa Farrell (Wednesday, July 30 14 09:23 pm BST)

    Hat blocks arrived last week. They are fabulous! Can't wait to give them a try! Thank you for all of your fine work and attention to detail. I'm sure there will be another order in the future.

  • Roxanne Willard (Wednesday, July 02 14 07:28 pm BST)

    Hi Steve
    Blocks arrived yesterday and i'm delighted with them . Cant wait to use them but they look so good i dont want to put pins in them yet, many thanks

  • Mathilde Foerster (Tuesday, June 24 14 05:09 pm BST)

    Thank you very much for the fantastic blocks i recieved last week! It was funny to see the workshop again with Jane and the other danish milliners, - they were all very jealous of me ;)

    Untill next time, take care

  • Sterkowski - Hats and caps (Tuesday, May 27 14 10:20 am BST)

    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

    Thanks a lot!

  • VIVIAN OGECHI (Saturday, March 15 14 10:10 pm GMT)


  • 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
    thank you!

  • 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)

    Thanks Steve

    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!
    thank you

  • Martha Lynn (Wednesday, June 05 13 12:16 pm BST)

    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.

  • Jane Taylor Millinery (Friday, May 10 13 04:11 pm BST)

    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
    these beauties!!!

  • 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.



  • arlette burgaud (Friday, March 29 13 08:34 am GMT)

    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.

  • Josie Tucker (Thursday, March 21 13 02:13 pm GMT)

    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.

  • Justin Smith (Monday, February 11 13 09:04 pm GMT)

    There is a dodgy looking client in a brown coat on the scrapbook!!!

    Alan & Steve are LEGENDS..... I can not thank them enough..... What would I do without them??

    Thank you again.

  • Dillon Wallwork (Wednesday, February 06 13 07:32 pm GMT)

    just collected some more new wood blocks, can't wait to turn them into beautiful hats.
    Steve and Alan never fail to deliver -

  • Awon Golding (Tuesday, February 05 13 07:06 pm GMT)

    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.
    Many thanks,

  • YashkaThor (Friday, January 25 13 09:52 am GMT)

    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!

  • Lotta Heinonen (Thursday, January 24 13 06:44 am GMT)

    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!