No, i have not I'm afraid. I was influenced by simon crompton's recommenadation on PermanentStyle.co.uk and also limited by seeing someone in the uk. Do you have any other recommendations?All help,and advice greatly appreciated
To the best of my knowledge, Outside of the EU we get charged import duty and a release fee for anything between £12 and £120. Additional customs charges for anything over £120.
In my experience though, some things get through and some get charged
You could buy online from an English retailer. The you will cut down on postage/customs/vat.
I like Bates (though a bit pricey) http://www.bates-hats.co.uk/. I bought this tweed one which i really like http://www.bates-hats.com/store/caps/gatsby/gatsby-tweed/prod_187.html (they also do gloves)
Christy's are also worth checking out http://www.christys-hats.com/8-piece-moleskin-baker-boy-cap
Make sure you know his hat size