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.
In modern day, many of Bailey’s current offerings still use the same blocks as they did when originally designed over 90 years ago.