About Us

paul-thelma.jpgPaul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs met whilst studying Fashion in London and in 1982 established the label Bernstock Speirs. Inspired by the underground club and music scene, they began creating men’s and women’s hats which challenged the traditional ideas of millinery.

Bernstock Speirs design and manufacture the hats from their studio in Shoreditch, the heart of London’s East End, where Paul & Thelma have lived, worked and partied for the last thirty years. 

The hats are sporty and fashion forward using unconventional fabrics and techniques, crafted into unique designs with an emphasis on detail and quality.

Designer collaborations have included: Martine Rose, Maison Kitsune, Peter Jensen, Lou Dalton, Sibling and Jean Paul Gaultier.