Since 1922, the Bailey Hat Company has operated under one simple principle: making the best hat possible. Founder George Bailey realized early on that the influence of the hat, be it the dressy fedora, or western cattleman hat was widespread and pervasive, particularly through the burgeoning motion picture scene. It was this realization that led Bailey to open up shop in Los Angeles, CA and begin producing hats that would become iconic and larger than life. Early movie stars from Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, best known for the ubiquitous presence of their head wear, both sported Bailey hats in various films of theirs.
Shortly thereafter, Bailey of Hollywood and Bailey Western boomed, providing hats for Hollywood’s stars, whose cultural spread lent Bailey Hats a hand in becoming a nationally renowned brand.
Eventually, Bailey moved their factory to Adamstown, PA where they were afforded a larger space, where they remain to this day, with most of the Bailey Hats collection still being producing in the USA.
Here’s a tour of the American manufacturing that goes in to Bailey hats in Adamstown:
“He catered directly to the needs of the “New West” by outfitting southern California ranchers, businessman, oil tycoons, and movie stars with the ‘best hat possible,’ ” Bailey Hat Company
Since then, the Bailey Hat Company has produced new styles every season, some throwbacks to old classics such as the Bogart and Gable style models. Here are a few of our most popular Bailey Hats that include these old staples and brand new models for the season.
similar style: Bailey of Hollywood Endell Ivy Cap