Bailey® began producing fine headwear in 1922, priding itself on founder George Bailey's emphasis on the importance of a professionally crafted hat. Bailey® evolved from fine fashion, casual and classic headwear to include a Western and Outdoor collection, allowing Bailey to segue into a broader market. Bailey® hats and caps are known for the craftsmanship, innovative design and luxury fibers and fabrics including fur felt, wool felt, leather, LiteFelt®, genuine Panama, wool, linen and cashmere. A large portion of the Bailey® Collection is still produced in the U.S. at the Bollman Hat Factory in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. Bollman, owner of the Bailey® brand, is America's oldest and most respected hat maker.
Classic styles such as fedoras, godfathers and derbies were engineered and popularized by Bailey® hats in the 1920's. Bailey® hats were seen on silver screen icons like Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart. These individually handcrafted hats last a lifetime and always carry a strong and sophisticated look. The hats are durable and most provide protection in any weather.
Bailey's® product handwriting and brand credo defines a mixture of Hollywood elegance and Western toughness, influenced by directional fashion that creates unique and consistent positioning and brand integrity. The product includes timeless masculine products that customers buy again and again, as well as seasonal cultural statement pieces that generate a feeling of unique stylishness.
With the foundation of a long and proud heritage, world-renowned quality, innovation, and fashion forward styling, Bailey® continues to be a leader in the western, fashion and casual hat arena.