Bailey’s heritage is linked to Old Hollywood glamour. Since Mr. George Bailey himself set up shop in Los Angeles in 1922, he has created hats for Men of Style such as Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and the Rat Pack.
While times have changed, we believe that the Bailey Man of Style is synonymous with being a gentleman.
For this Fall/Winter season, we asked six tastemakers from all walks of life to what it means to embody that ‘gentlemanly’ quality.
Luke Wessman: Tattoo Artist
“A Gentleman is a Title Best Given by Others and Justified by Actions as Well as Style.”
A king doesn’t call himself a king. Anyone can self proclaim gentleman ways – but to me, the title of gentleman is best given by others. In both the eyes of the outside observer and the closest of friend, from the street to the sheik, the true gentleman’s
authenticity is never challenged.
The Lost Art of the Gentleman focuses on patience, kindness, chivalry, selflessness, honor, truth and style. Being a gentleman is more about good character than good style, but dressing well is a form of good manners, and we know manners are essential to the gentleman.
The gentleman has respect for respect and holds himself to the highest standard of being. And, above all, the true gentleman is authentic without an agenda, without gimmicks, and true to his word, as well as his style. To learn more about Luke click here
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There are many reasons to love Bailey hats. Our quality is unmatched. Our style is a mix of the sophisticated and the rugged. Whether you are channeling Brando or Bowie, there is a Bailey hat to fit your mood. And if that isn’t enough, we have hats that feature our top secret LiteFelt® technology, which is game changing in itself.
Shop the Atmore HERE
Back in the 1980’s, we invented a revolutionary process that takes a natural unstiffened premium wool hat and makes it water repellant and shape retentive. So if you get caught in the rain, water beads right off. If you accidentally sit on your hat, it will pop back into shape.
This makes LiteFelt® a tough and indestructible best selling choice for the Bailey Man of Style. Often copied and never duplicated, this is our most famous finish. Style and function combined. Made in the USA.
Shop our LiteFelt® collection HERE.
Feeling a little more outdoorsy? Try our LiteFelt® WindRiver collection HERE.
Shop the Chisolm HERE.
Don’t really get it? Watch the video HERE.
Vintage Bailey Presentation featuring old Hollywood Stars such as Bing Crosby, Edmund Lowe and Buster Crabbe
It’s Thursday: You just got done with your last round of after work drinks. You’re about to head home and the rain starts. It wasn’t supposed to rain. Your rain jacket: at home. Your umbrella: no idea. The hat you wore, now in your briefcase/tote/rolling trunk is the kind that no water can penetrate. It’s glazed with Bailey of Hollywood’s finishing technology called LiteStraw® . We developed this process to protect you against the rain, give the hat a softer feel and help keep the hat shape no matter how many times you lean on it. The indestructible choice for the Bailey® Man of Style.
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All are USA made in our factory in Pennsylvania. Shop all Bailey LiteStaw® hats here