The history of the beret take us from ancient times, to national customs and on to the introduction for military uses.

A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, IChico, Beverly (2005). “Beret”. In Steele, Valerie. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. or acrylic fibre.

Mass production began in 19th-century France and Spain, countries with which it remains associated. Berets are worn as part of the uniform of many military and police units worldwide, as well as by other organisations.IIKilgour, Ruth Edwards. A Pageant of Hats Ancient and Modern. R. M. McBride Company, 1958.IIIContent shared from Wikipedia – Beret according to CC BY 2.5

Beret History - 1935

Beret History

The beret had to protect men's hair from the oil in a tank but not take up space in the cramped interior.

Beret Style

In the Americas it is commonly worn pushed to one side. In Central and South America, local custom usually prescribes the manner of wearing the beret.

National Beret Traditions

Simply named the Basque in many languages, the French national cap, the Boina in Spain and the Bonnet in Scotland. Which one are you?

Beret Uses

Practical for uniformity, statement of creative and boheme, symbol of activism and revolution or a symbiose with dreads.

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I.Chico, Beverly (2005). “Beret”. In Steele, Valerie. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion.
II.Kilgour, Ruth Edwards. A Pageant of Hats Ancient and Modern. R. M. McBride Company, 1958.
III.Content shared from Wikipedia – Beret according to CC BY 2.5