The Herbert Johnson Brand is made up of our highly skilled and specialist teams of hatters, customer service and retail personnel who operate from our different workshop/depot/shop locations throughout the Country.

Meet our teams... 

The Herbert Johnson Hatters Team

Michelle Poyer-Sleeman

Michelle Poyer-Sleeman Hatter 1 

Herbert Johnson Hatters Department Manager, Chief Designer & Master Hatter
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Michelle is an experienced Hatter and Milliner who has been with Herbert Johnson since 2016. She took over management of the civilian department in September 2017. She is passionate about all hand crafting skills and has been creating all of her life. She is an avid hat wearer and says, ‘I fell in love with fedoras back in the early 1980’s and they will always have a special place in my heart.’  Her mission in life is to make long lasting, beautiful things for people to cherish and enjoy. ‘I feel that I have the best job in the world, and the loveliest of clients too. It feels a real privilege to work with such passionate people to create wearable beauty and realise dreams.’

In July 2022, the HJ team moved to Cambridgeshire to our new and much larger custom workshop to allow us the much needed space to accommodate our increased orders and expansion of the team, product ranges and services.  Continuing our tradition of excellence in quality handcrafted bespoke headwear for clients worldwide and by special commission for film and Television productions.




Herbert Johnson Hatters Department, Apprentice Hatter
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Welcome to our newest team member to the Civilian Hat making team.  Sanna's hard work and creativity is already benefitting our team.  She is the epitome of precision and passion in her hat making and processes.


Our Hatting Workshop operates with the coordinated assistance of our fulfillment, customer services and social media teams across our various locations.  Visit our contact page for further information.

The Herbert Johnson London Hatting Teams

Herbert Johnson Traditional & Equestrian Hats (Hard felts workshop not currently in operation)
Herbert Johnson Handcrafted Caps & Military Headwear

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Information Coming Soon! 

The SWAINE London Showroom Team

Swaine London Burlington Arcade Showroom, Sales Assistant Team

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Information Coming Soon! 

SWAINE Group Customer Support & Dispatch Teams

Information Coming Soon!