The beret : a look still in history
Men's beret is a circle, flat and puffed-out headgear made in different matters in woollen cloth, in velvet , with and without ledge. Beret exist un different froms : there is "la tarte" wore by moutain infantry, the beret "basque" or French beret (it is the same) and military beret. Young men use frequently the word beret to refer to a cap.
The true French beret is first of all knitted and then darned. Afterwards thanks to water's gaves alchemy, it is wahsed, wet look then to be felt before to be dyed. The beret is over by the operations of scratching, shaving; then it is ready to be fashioned.
To fashion a beret, there are at least 8 hours to insure it quality. All this steps are unmodified since 150 years.
A little history about beret
On the contrary to popular opinion, french beret is from "béarne" and not like as outlined in his name from basque coutntry. The "béret basque" is from in the area of Napoléon III when this one was visiting this region, he noticed that most part of habitants wore this headgear, that's why he named it "béret basque". Since this area and to date, beret is known under this dénomination. In the 40's, beret made is came back in the french trend and beacame little by little one france's symbol. During the second world war II, it was prohibited to wear a beret in Alsace's region.