well you had to get a bordeaux, a matching scarf would put it well--i would also recommend the brown, BA has fantastic colors,,,oh by the way welcome my friend
Thank you Philipe, I also love the bordeaux (maroon) color for sentimental reasons as my dad was with the 6th British Airborne in WWII and this colour is very close to his béret. Those cotton bérets are very comfortable. I recently wore my Espinosa in Chile during those late warm summer days, very helpful in the hot sun, it made a huge difference in keeping me cool.well you had to get a bordeaux, a matching scarf would put it well--i would also recommend the brown, BA has fantastic colors,,,oh by the way welcome my friend
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To be a gaucho means to be honest and kind to all living creatures... Now in his seventies, Heraldo Riel became a gaucho at the age of nine just like his father before him, and has stayed true to the spirit of his profession while in the midst of a rapidly changing world.
This is a beautiful story about being connected to nature and oneself, set in the stunning landscape of Chilean Patagonia, made even more intensely beautiful through the meditation that solitude brings.
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The "behind the scenes" video shows the challenges for a filmmaker venturing out to Chile’s remote Patagonian steppes. Requiring three days travel by horseback from the nearest city to reach their subject, gaucho Heraldo Riel, both size and weight of their gear was highly restricted, yet the resulting short film could contain no compromises.
And in "Other News", on SPECIAL this week, the original "Tarte" of the Chasseurs Alpins at a 20% discount!
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The genuine beret of the Chasseurs Alpins in 336mm dark navy merino wool, sized without a headband and fitted with the traditional CAMBO label. Sizes run large - if in doubt, choose the lower size.
The authentic tarte of the Chasseurs Alpins is of a very, very dark navy-blue and when not outdoors in natural day light, it is easy to believe it is black. This is certainly darker than the tartes that were worn from early last century through the 1980s which were a more obvious shade of blue.Great film of this gaucho. Thanks for posting.
The tarte chasseur alpin appears to be black not navy. Do they come in both colours?
Thank you Philipe, I also love the bordeaux (maroon) color for sentimental reasons as my dad was with the 6th British Airborne in WWII and this colour is very close to his béret. Those cotton bérets are very comfortable. I recently wore my Espinosa in Chile during those late warm summer days, very helpful in the hot sun, it made a huge difference in keeping me cool.
Yes Philipe, Chile is considered to have the least corruption of any Latin America/South American country. It also has the highest per person income and the lowest homicide rate. Some say it offers some of the most diverse geography than any country in the World... perhaps a bit like New Zealand.i have some friends from belgium, they said Chili was one of there favorites, a very stable country
Daan, They should have allowed you to wear a beret on the passport photo.For "services to the Béarnaise beret", I have been made an honorary citizen of the Principauté de Laàs (Principality of Laàs) which I take as a great honour (only slightly diminished when I found that one can actually buy the citizenship + passport, but still...).
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The Principality of Laàs is, of course, the base of Le Béret Français, similarly to Boneteria Auloronesa a small company working hard at keeping the beret French made and promoting beret wearing in France.
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What I like most about this company, is their open mindedness, to experiment and innovate, while at the same time staying true to the principles of traditional beret making. Their multi-coloured berets are a good example, but personally, I like the idea of their ECO berets (Printemps and Jean) best; berets made of 100% recycled fibers.
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This is especially valuable in the light of the very pollutive industry beret manufacturing used to be. Traditionally, beret manufacturers were based at a river; to provide hydro power for the machinery (late 19th century/early 20th century), but also because of the abundant water use in the dyeing process of the berets. The contaminated water went straight out back to the stream where it came from.
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The situation is very different now, with very strict environmental laws and regulations implemented. This was however the last nail on Blancq-Olibet's coffin... Not being able (financially) to implement new, clean systems, Blancq-Olibet had to have the dyeing done by Boinas Elosegui across the border. This was not because Spain's environmental laws were laxer, but because Boinas Elosegui has the most stringent systems in place and is a leader in environmentally sound practice (Laulhere too has a small part of some of it's manufacturing done by Boinas Elosegui for this reason).