The LA Story
In 1922, George S. Bailey founded the Bailey Hat Company in Los Angeles, California. He was an original participant in understanding Hollywood's leading men as global arbiters of taste and style and dedicated his life to providing them with fine quality hats and great, luxurious styling.
The American West was booming, and Los Angeles was leading the charge. A population explosion was underway.
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'. With celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper wearing Bailey, it cemented his reputation as Hollywood's premiere milliner.
Est.1922 highlights heritage shapes and distinctive styles that are classic, timeless and essential keepsakes for the Bailey traditionalist who appreciates the quality and craftsmanship that comes with decades of hat making experience. They took shapes from their archives and tweaked them for the sharp dressed, traditionalist man.
Breed salutes the individual; the experimenters, the avant garde and the most intriguing troubadours of style. Their Breed hats are progressive, sophisticated and the future of headwear.
Poet embodies all rugged and masculine styles that are inspired by the fortitude and courage of the Old West. These hats are comfortable, tough, functional and rooted in masculinity.