Men's berets

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. 

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Characteristics of the beret

The men's beret is a round, flat or puffy headgear, made of wool or velvet, with or without brim. There are several forms: there is the pie, worn by alpine hunters, the Basque beret and the military beret

Young men often use the word beret to refer to a cap.

The traditional Basque beret

The real Basque beret is first knitted and then stitched. Then, thanks to the alchemy of the water in the gaves, it is washed then fulled and then felted before being dyed. Finally, the beret is finalized by scraping and shaving operations. To make a beret, it takes about 8 hours of work to ensure its quality. All its stages have remained unchanged for 150 years.

The beret: a bit of history

The Basque beret, contrary to popular belief, comes from Béarn and not from the Basque Country as its name seems to indicate.

The name "Basque beret" comes from the time of Napoleon III when, while visiting the Basque region, he noticed many inhabitants wearing this type of headgear. He then called it the "Basque beret". Since that time, and even today, the beret has been called "Basque beret"

In the 1940s, the beret made its big comeback in France and became a kind of symbol of France. Connoted frenchy, the beret was banned in Alsace - Lorraine during the Second World War.

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