EDITOR'S PICKS: Bailey’s Creative Director Picks Top 5 Must Haves for Spring

Bailey’s Creative Director, Paula Calvert, Picks the Best Bets to compliment your vibe for Spring.

1.Felts worn all year around: Felts are not for Fall/Winter anymore. These hats are the perfect accessory for a big night out, formal event, cocktail hour, or late night pool party.   A bright colored felt looks great with jean shorts, a Hanes t-shirt and a cool pair of boots.

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Shop the Hiram, Fedora, or Hillman

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2. Tall and skinny: Brim length trends swing back and forth. You are always safe with a classic medium brim. But if you want to add new flavor to your style, try a new directional ‘tall and skinny’. No, I am not referring to coffee. Slightly taller crowns paint the picture of cool- it takes a braver man to rock this shape but there is no mistaking you will turn some girls’ heads. The RIGHT girls. Or maybe the wrong ones. Skimpy brims are now the antithesis of super wide crowns that have become popular in the last few seasons. It shows you aren’t scared to step it up, without looking like you tried too hard.

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Shop the Riker or Tor Short

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3. City goes Country: The city escape. How fast can everyone get to the beach or countryside on a Friday after work? Don’t have a country house? Pretend you do. This trend is not going away. Roll up those chinos. Leave your lace up boots untied and rub them in the dirt. Get some suspenders and hit the nearest farmers market. Pick up some arugula and act like your log cabin is just down that charming country lane. You can always put it on your burger hot off the grill.

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Shop the Jaquen

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4. Statement Straws: No matter what the season, what the year, what the trend: every man with an ounce of style should invest in at least one killer straw hat. From the unparalleled ‘come hang on my yacht’ Montecristi (the ultimate investment piece) to a luxurious Panama, or easy to wear Shantung LiteStraw®, these hats provide sun protection and will up the ante with basically anything you wear all summer. Start with a classic fedora. Then build your arsenal with new and inventive shapes and weaves.

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Shop the Roll up, Chaplin, or Perloff

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5. Western inspired: Western is in our blood. In 1922, LA was a mix of farmers in Western wear and hungry merchants flocking ‘West’ on steam trains to capitalize on oil rich soil and Hollywood rich industry. There is not a better testament to Americana, and all its rugged and masculine bravery than a Western hat. Leave the plaid shirt in the closet, though. Instead, mix it up with your ‘city wear’ for that modern look. Wear it with a flight jacket, jean jacket, blazer. Practice your best Clint Eastwood far away squint and laser point it at the next dress that enters the room. See what happens.

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Shop the Collister, Cunard, or Fernley

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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.


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.

 


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.