Bailey of Hollywood x J.Crew
This season one of the oldest makers of millinery, Bailey of Hollywood, is looking to revamp the hat game with their newest collaboration with J.Crew.
Established in 1922 in Los Angeles, Bailey Hat Company has long been known for its quality, impeccable craftsmanship and industry-leading designs. Bringing their expertise and rich heritage to the table, they have updated the iconic felt hat silhouette to create a modern wardrobe staple, exclusively for J.Crew.
The unisex hat is inspired by some of Bailey’s early dapper clients, which include the inimitable Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. Created using a signature material, Litefelt, the hat is promised to keep its shape and remain unharmed during inclement weather.
When it comes to men’s accessories, one of the trickier items to pull off is the hat. Once a sign of a man’s career and status, the category is currently saturated with casual baseball caps, beanies and fedoras. A collaboration like this is helping to raise the profile of smarter, more formal styles whilst helping inject a touch of old Hollywood glamour and gentlemanly sophistication back to our wardrobes.
The hat comes in two simple, yet timeless colours: charcoal and navy. These handmade pieces will be available at J.Crew stores and online at jcrew.com.