HOLLYWOOD: Lim Kim, Raven Symone, Jussie, Smollet, Elle Varner & More…..


Legendary Damon had his annual star-studded birthday bash this past weekend at Stage 48 in NYC. Lil Kim, Raven Symone, Jussie Smollett, Elle Varner & more all came out to celebrate.

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Kimmy rocked a customized outfit by Laurel DeWitt, who also attended the event. The Queen Bee lit up the stage when she performed a few of her classic hits. Joined by the birthday boy, the Legendary Damon, who wore a matching gold chain suit and his signature black fedora by Bailey of Hollywood, Lil Kim sang to some of New York’s most glamorous crowd.

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Jussie, from Fox’s hottest new show Empire, hopped on stage to sing “Happy Birthday” to Damon in front of a 4 ft high cake.

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Music was played by The Gent, Olivia Dope, and DJ Goldfinger and when guests weren’t dancing they could be found smiling for pictures in the Bailey Hats Instagram Booth. Bailey sponsored the event alongside Hennessey, and gave away a hundred of its most classic styles such as the Godfather, the Tino, and the Draper. The sea of brightly colored hats at Stage 48 gave a dapper feel to the event. Shop baileyhats.com to find hats from the event.



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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: Celebrate National Hat Day with Bailey Hats!

In honor of National Hat Day on Jan 15th , Bailey Hats will be giving 3 Bailey Hat’s fans our most popular hat, the Litefelt Tino. Follow us on Instagram @bailey_hats and on Facebook at Bailey Hats for more information on how to enter to win. This is the metropolitan fedora with functionality that you’ve been waiting for!



The iconic Tino is made from a revolutionary process invented by The Bollman Hat Company in which a natural unstiffened premium wool felt hat is treated with a water repellant and shape retentive proprietary process. . This makes LiteFelt®a tough and indestructible choice for the Bailey® Man of Style.

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The classic and elegant shape of the Tino comes directly from Hollywood in the Roaring 1920’s. Movie stars and oil mavens alike flocked to this easy and always flattering shape. It is soft, comfortable, completely packable yet shape retaining composition and features a 2- inch snap brim for a perfect fedora to wear everyday.


The Tino comes in a broad range of 10 colors; some perfect for the trendsetter and others for the classic Bailey Man.



ALL ABOUT THE HAT: Hats for this Season’s Holiday Travel

Elwin Beanie


Inspired by the rainbow colors of static, this loose and slightly baggy ‘fisherman’ fit beanie is a cotton blend pull on. It is ready to be rolled or folded at your crown, let loose to hang or tucking in your locks. It is available in the color Multi.



The Bailey of Hollywood Tino is a classic dress fedora hat made from Bailey’s incredible 100% Wool Litefelt® material: a soft, comfortable, completely packable yet shape retaining composition…perfect for traveling. With a 2 inch snap brim for a standard stingy fedora presentation, the LiteFelt® fabric takes care of the rest…combining traditional artisanship with industry-leading technology to produce a revolutionary water repellent hat. Soft and packable, with remarkable memory, LiteFelt® hats always spring back to their original shape. You’ll want to maintain that snazzy Tino silhouette and will! This is the metropolitan fedora with functionality that you’ve been waiting for! It is available in a broad range of classic and trendy colors.




Strap in with the Bailey of Hollywood Vernon Trapper. A callback to the 40’s and 50’s with an aviator style, this Vernon featured decorative stitching, ear vents, buttoned flaps and snap closures. It is ideal for windy and snowy excursions. Lined in Fur, the Vernon is fabulously comfortable and practical. It is available in Black or Brown. Similar is the Bellamy, our faux fur version with side flaps that button up or down depending on your warmth needs, and earflaps with a button and D-ring closure. It is available in the color Black Melange.



Bailey is a trusted brand for quality leather caps, and the Luther Leather Ivy Cap is a great example why. This aged suede 5 panel cap has a fit that’s snug and secure with panels that are contoured to flatter all head shapes. It is perfect for keeping you warm and stores easily in your back pocket or suitcase.  It is available in the color Shark.



Made with a premium beaver and rabbit fur blend that’s treated with special sanding techniques, the Bailey of Hollywood Duffy is a very fashionable fall and winter Trilby. This one has the suave sophistication of an old movie star with just the right amount of modern kick to make it a seriously exciting accessory! The Bailey of Hollywood Duffy Trilby has a sharp teardrop crown, a subtly designed grosgrain ribbon hatband, and an oval Bailey hatpin. Proudly made in the U.S.A and available in the colors Cognac, Chocolate and Black.


ALL ABOUT THE HAT: Bailey’s Guide for your Halloween Getup

Which hat will you wear for Halloween? Don’t know…let Bailey help

The Mountain Hat

Every year people seem to get a kick out of dressing up as celebrities but this year we have a whole new type of option. Pharrell Williams signature “mountain hat” is the only thing you need to look the part this Halloween. The hat was worn by Pharrell Williams to the Grammy Awards this past January. It has become so famous that it is now a part of national history; you can see it on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It was designed by the famous Vivienne Westwood in the early 1980’s while she was working for the manager of the Sex Pistols.


Western Hats

It seems that every child has wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl for Halloween and some of us carry this desire into adulthood. 12 or 45 yrs old, man or women, Baileyhats.com has hundreds of options to complete your look western look. Inspiration can be taken from Rick Grimes of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Quentin Tarantino’s Django, or Woody and Jessie of Pixar’s Toy Story.toystory

Jessie and Woody from Toy Story


Click to purchase Bailey’s version of Woody or Bailey’s Jessie

Top Hats

In looking back though history, it becomes apparent that the Top Hat has certainly held its own. For hundreds of years it has found its way atop many influential and famous heads. “Be excellent” and “party on” as our US President, Abraham Lincoln. Strap a belt on your top hat and pretend to be in Paradise City like guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses. Dazzle the audience by pulling a rabbit from your top hat as a Magician. Mix a top hat with color and eat some sweets as Willy Wonka. Let your imagination run wild and let the party begin!


Madrake the Magician. Click to purchase Bailey’s Ice

The Fedora

The unmistakable styling of the fedora hat can easily bring about metamorphosis letting you be the king of pop, Michael Jackson to a globe-trotting adventurer, Indiana Jones. Charm the ladies as Madison Avenue ad man, Don Draper. Looking to scare your friends? Pop on a brown fedora and become nightmarish character Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise. There are hundreds of fantastic costumes that can be made with the addition of a fedora which makes it this years top pick for your Halloween night out

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Don Draper in the Fedora- Click to purchase Bailey’s Draper


HOLLYWOOD: NYC Guide for the Bailey Man

The New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street
The New York Yacht Club is a private social club and yacht club based in New York City. Nine prominent sportsmen founded it in 1844. The organization has over 3,000 members. Its primary clubhouse is a six-storied Beaux-Arts landmark with a nautical-themed limestone façade.

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Clean Up
Original Kiehl’s Shop
109 Third Ave
New York, NY 10003
Originally founded in 1851 as Brunswick Apotheke, Kiehl’s specializes in making premium skin, hair, and body care products for men and women.

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Bollman Hat Company
411 5th ave
New York, NY 10016
Founded in 1868, The Bollman Hat Company is a world leading designer of men’s and women’s headwear and accessories. The Bollman Group produces such brands as Bailey®, Betmar®, Country Gentleman®, Helen Kaminski®, KANGOL®, and PANTROPIC. Bollman’s hats have been worn by Hollywood actors from Humphrey Bogart to Fred Astaire and from Samuel L. Jackson to Nicole Kidman; musicians from Run DMC to Eminem and from Pete Townsend to Ne-Yo; athletes from Michael Jordan to Donovan McNabb and from Chi Chi Rodriguez to Jimmy Rollins. Bollman products can be found worldwide and Baileyhats.com.


PJ Clarke’s
915 Third Avenue
It is the quintessential New York American Irish bar and has been serving guests since 1885. The fact that Frank Sinatra and Richard Harris were once regulars is testament that it is a place for great drinkers, and Nat King Cole was a fan of the trademark burger that gets many accolades to this day.


Get Your Sunday Grub
Katz’s Delicatessen
205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
Katz’s Deli has maintained the tradition of quality makes them the beloved deli among the immigrants who crowded into the Lower East Side one hundred years ago. During its peak the restaurant was forever filled with actors, singers and comedians from the many theaters on 2nd Avenue, the walls are still lined with photos of their famous customers. Try their famous frank and beans!


Party Time
Jane Hotel
113 Jane Street
New York, NY 10014
Originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms this NYC hot spot also housed the survivors of the Titanic. Today it serves as one of New York’s hot nightspots with its quirky accents such as carved moose heads, stuffed monkey bellhops and a tattered disco ball.  The drinks menu contains ambitiously named specialty cocktails like the Alfonso, the Punjab, and the Orient Express. The rooms are small and serve as podlike quarters for guests, with limited, but modern, amenities like free Wi-Fi and iPod dock.

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Primp Yourself
Paul Mole Barber Shop
1031 Lexington Ave at 74th Manhattan, NY
Best known for its precise straight-edged razor shaves, this nostalgic barbershop has been grooming men since 1913. Each of the eight barbers have been on the Paul Mole staff for years and have a few stories to tell–ask them about former clients like Lionel Barrymore and John McEnroe.


Bergdorf Goodman’s
754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
(212) 753-7300
Bergdorf Goodman’s was founded in 1899 and its main store is located at 754 5th Ave.  With 16,000 visitors per month, the store has become a fashion haven for the super elite and the fashion obsessed. It has been featured in many films and recently was the subject of a full-length documentary called “”Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. Bergdorf’s can also be credited with turning some of the most promising designers of our country into household names.


Booze Time
The 21 Club
21 West 52nd Street
Put your jacket on and head down to the bar that bamboozled police during Prohibition, where Humphrey Bogart took Lauren Bacall on their first date and where virtually every President of the United States since FDR has dined. Be sure to check out the memorabilia that hangs from the ceiling and includes toys, sports paraphernalia and model airplanes donated by Howard Hughes. Don’t forget to check out the secret vault downstairs where the 21 Club hid all the booze when they were raided during Prohibition.

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Blowing O’s
Nat Sherman Cigar bar
2 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
(212) 764-5000
It is a legendary oasis that welcomes international clientele seeking a uniquely timeless and memorable experience. And for New Yorkers in-the-know, it is a quintessential local landmark. Still family owned and operated, their manufacturing facility in is located in Greensboro, N.C. but they are also available at retail tobacconists around the world.

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