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Thursday, November 17, 2011


What could be better than getting the look and feel of cashmere without the price tag by a brand that is Made in America!!!  Whom You Know is pleased to continue our series of KEEPING AMERICA ON TOP: WHOM YOU KNOW CELEBRATES AMERICAN STYLE INTELLIGENCE and EXCELLENCE with our inaugural post on Bailey of Hollywood made by Bollman Hats.  We love the Devi Cap in black for the cold season that's now here, and in our opinion, this is unisex. Made from their unique Cashlux® line, the Bailey of Hollywood Devi is a classic ascot cap with an engaging inner crown "Cowgirl" logo print lining in lavish satin. This particular hat is molded for a sophisticated look and we think it is more New York than Hollywood, but wherever you are wearing it, you can be sure to look sharp.  It works with jeans and a blazer as well as a short skirt and sweet boots and will keep your head warm!  Founded in 1922, Bailey has a history of being impressive in topping it off and we can't wait to see what they do to celebrate their 90th year.  Bailey Cashlux® hats are made with the finest grade cashmere and wool blend, and the soft and durable Devi is their capwear offering in this material.  Whom You Know recommends the Devi Cap by Bailey of Hollywood by the Bollman Hat Company, and we are absolutely thrilled to find this kind of quality made in the USA.


Bollman Hat Company
Our People

Since 1868 Bollman Hat Company’s talented and dedicated employees-owners have taken great pride in designing, developing and producing quality products while providing world class service for our customers. This work has not only distinguished our organization in our industry, but it has provided life and career opportunities for generations of Bollman Employees/Owners while giving our loyal customers fashion, function, and fun.

The Bollman Group provides the world with the head-wear industry's top brands that include Bailey®, Betmar®, Country Gentleman®, Eddy Bros.®, Helen Kaminski®, Ignite®, KANGOL®, PANTROPIC®, and Plaza Suite®.

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 men’s 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 for men.

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