The chapka, the winter must-have!
The beret is to France what chapka is to Russia! The chapka is the traditional Russian hat that allows you to get through periods of extreme cold. This is why the chapka is the ultimate protection against the cold, protecting the entire head and ears, and only revealing the face. In reality,the word chapka simply means "hat", and if we want to be exact we must use the term ouchanka, which comes from the Russian ouchi meaning "ears ".We can therefore find in its own name the main characteristic of this headgear: keeping the ears warm. Equipped with folding parts designed to cover the nape of the neck and the ears, the chapka is very often made of fur and guarantees perfect insulation against the cold.
The Chapellerie Traclet offers a wide choice of chapkas, made of various materials and in multiple colours... it will be difficult not to find the one that suits you!