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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: “Style is always a work in progress, but nevertheless he works in confidence” Dapper Lou

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.

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“Style is always a work in progress, but nevertheless he works in confidence” Dapper Lou

A gentleman’s style is not influenced by the world around him. But rather he creates his own principles not guided by popular demand. He must always connect with his sense of style. As his taste grows his style soon follows. Staying true to his inner person while humbly learning new things. A gentleman’s style is an independent source of his livelihood. He is one who pulls the garments together and in some sense, pull them apart. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” He tastefully looks through his wardrobe and creates a masterpiece. Style is always a work in progress, but nevertheless he works in confidence. A gentlemen consistently inspires and leaves a legacy without even realizing it.

 

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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: “Live Offline as Often as Possible” Elliott David

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.

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“Live offline as often as possible” Elliott David

I try to be unplugged from the digital world as often as possible. The computers and smartphones we stare at all day are experiences that take place completely in our own brains. From an objective viewpoint, you’re essentially just starting at a small box. So I try to do things like practice meditation, play an instrument, paint and draw, and read physical books—these are all very important to me, and I feel like they’re reparative for the mind and means to come to a greater understanding of the self.

The digital world can be a distraction. As a writer, my job takes place on a computer, so I try to spend as much time as possible otherwise away from one.

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CRAFTMANSHIP: HYPEBEAST Takes a Tour Inside the Bollman Hat Factory

Nestled inside the quaint borough of Adamstown, PA is the Bollman Hat Company, America’s oldest hat factory. From its opening in 1868, the factory is home to the Bailey of Hollywood brand of high-quality headwear, with associations to Kangol and numerous other brands….Click Here to read more and tour the factory

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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: “The Serenity of Traveling Alone” Mobolaji Dawodu

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.

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In many ways traveling alone for me is the one of the biggest lessons one can have post formal education, because getting to know yourself is quite an important thing in life. Being out of your comfort zone, forces you to truly consider who you are, how you relate people and what you want out of life. I’m constantly traveling for work, taking on assignments around the globe, where I’m a total outsider to my surroundings.

After more than a decade of styling and street casting, I’ve gotten packing for the road down to a science. Like a true modern gentleman, I keep all of my essentials—a copy of The FADER and The Economist, my iPad, shea butter and my spare glasses—close at hand and, most importantly I never leave the house without my hat. It’s about wearing the right clothes, a uniform of sorts really, to be ready for any situation, and the hat completes it all.

I usually travel with one, but depending on how many countries I’m visiting, I’ll throw another hat into my carry-on bag, careful not to crush in the haste of running around. Hitting the road alone has taught me to always be prepared, be at peace and to put many of my life’s view in perspective. With this sense of serenity, I’m never really alone.