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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: BAILEY INTRODUCES THE BEST WOOL FELT HAT EVER, MADE IN OUR NEW ELITE FINISH

BAILEY INTRODUCES THE BEST WOOL FELT HAT EVER,

MADE IN OUR NEW ELITE FINISH

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The Ammon

Here at Bailey we get pretty nerdy when it comes to the finish, feel and look of a hat. We spend hours debating how stiff a hat should be, brim lengths (how wide is too wide?), which brim compliments the face best, which sweatband keeps your forehead dry the most, and of course, what the felt feels like to the touch. Over time, we have released what we believe are pretty amazing finishes, with each one serving a certain look or function. But this time,… this time, we believe we have created the BEST WOOL FELT HAT. EVER.

It is called the Elite Finish (obviously). The special Elite Finish fabric is made from incredible supple-feeling felt. First, we start with 16 micron sheep’s wool, ( just to put it in perspective, 1 micron is equal to one thousandth of a millimeter- meaning it’s super fine ). Our skilled and equally obsessive craftsmen give this twice the carding work and wet felting techniques to bring this luxurious wool to life . No shellac is used to preserve the softness. A special brim and crown sanding is performed using proprietary processes to create and retain the luxurious feel.

And because we are so proud of our new finish, we have even put an Elite hat next to our finest fur felt hats and asked our hat conneseur friends to see if they can tell the difference. And you know what? Most of them could not.

We have released three Elite hats for Fall: The Bogan, The Ammon and the Winters, available now in three colors. Stay tuned, as we will be releasing a limited run of two rich new colors, Saddle and Peacoat, available on baileyhats.com online only, very soon! Enjoy.

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IN THE NEWS: Peek Into a Private Historical Cultural Monument in LA and site of Bailey of Hollywood

Peek Into a Private Historical Cultural Monument in LA and site of Bailey of Hollywood AW16 Campaign

    Every season, Bailey centers the theme of its lifestyle campaigns around elements that make the brand unique. For AW 16, Bailey returns to Los Angeles, home of the brand since 1922, to shoot at the Milbank Mansion in Hancock Park. Current owners Electra Vanderbilt McDowell and Peter Lang have painstakingly restored this jewel with no attention to detail spared. Thank you for allowing Bailey to shoot in such an incredible place.

Isaac Milbank was very involved in the development of the then budding neighborhood of Hancock Park in 1905. By 1913, he built Milbank Mansion to be his family home and soon became the soul of the neighborhood.

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Isaac Milbank hired architect G. Lawrence Stimson, an architect credited with building over 1000 houses in Los Angeles

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The Milbank Mansion, outside front view

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The majestic central staircase.

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The Collister

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The dining room above, complete with details of the intricate woodwork and silver gilt ceiling.

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The Rockburn

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The Garden- Before and After

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The Hillman

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The Study, or ‘Lounge’ as originally named. We can just see Rudolph Valentino or Greta Garbo popping by for a scotch

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The Criss, a new wide-brimmed Polished LiteFelt, shot in the living room

AW16 Bailey of Hollywood Campaign shot by Margaret Malandruccolo

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ALL ABOUT THE HAT: Bailey of Hollywood Announces Collaboration with Ugo Mozie

December 2015, New York, NY – Bailey of Hollywood teams up with top fashion stylist and creative director Ugo Mozie on an exclusive capsule collection of fedoras for their Autumn / Winter 2015 collection.

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The U.M x Bailey of Hollywood collection brings a modern update to Bailey’s classic fedora through the eyes of Ugo Mozie. Each of the 3 styles will be offered in a variety of colors ranging from black to red, and several finishes including polished lite-felt, western fur felt, and superior fur felt. To Shop the Collection Click Here

“It takes a certain type of man to wear a fedora hat,” said collaboration designer Ugo Mozie. “You have to be confident and have style, and most importantly be comfortable as yourself. Bailey is the first fedora that I loved, and I’ve personally grown with the brand.”

Click Here to see the full article by Essential Homme

More about Ugo Mozie

With a stylish zeal and high profile resume of work, Ugo Mozie is a stylist, creative director, and fashion icon. He has already debuted his own fashion line and works with celebrity clientele including international superstars from Justin Bieber to Larry King. Known for his eclectic and androgynous style, Ugo pushes past conventional boundaries to redefine the way the industry considers style, and does so with dynamic vitality in every projects he touches – from the Oscar awards, Sex and the City 2, Vogue, Elle, GQ magazine, and much more.

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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.