Berets, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by NonEntity, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Bouwerij_Jongen

    Bouwerij_Jongen Familiar Face

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    Another beard and beret painting this one by Rembrant van Rijn, a self portrait at the Musee Granet in Aix-en-Provence.
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  2. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    I like wearing a beret to the gallery, kinda fits the stereotype . This outing Laulhere XV Rugby beret.

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  3. Nico

    Nico One of the Regulars

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    Photo of the day.
    Beret Navy Blue Boneteria Auloronesa 10P.

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  4. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    My first foray into the world of berets. I received three like new berets in two sizes and three colors. It became immediately apparent to me that I’ll want to try a beret with a larger diameter and more volume. Still, for a toe in the water, I’m pleased.

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  5. alanfgag

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    That's the black one? A good diameter for you, I think.
     
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  6. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, it’s the black. Thanks again for your help.


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  7. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    coming in the mail new

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  8. Daan

    Daan Vendor

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    It took me a couple of days of adjusting, but now I'm here, back in office, behind my PC, after spending 2.5 weeks in my native Netherlands and surrounding countries.
    A great trip in many ways; catching up with family and old friends, hearing and speaking my own language and an escape from the NZ winter.
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    And apart from all that, some interesting material for The Beret Project. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people I saw wearing a beret. And plenty of suppliers too; there is hope!
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    Pictured above a gentleman in the metro of Charleroi (Belgium) and my brother (the Beret Spy) in action trying to capture him.
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    As usual, highlights were the exploration of abandoned places (like this train graveyard in Belgium) and discoveries of berets where you least expect it, such as the street art found in the city of Maastricht (above).
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    And yes, a keen eye sees berets everywhere...

    But, all good things come to an end and others start, like the Chyldish Fear Naught cotton berets that have just been put on SPECIAL!
     
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  9. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    got a new one today in the mail spanking new,, man i love berets
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  10. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    looking great friend
     
  11. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    great color have the same
     
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  12. Bouwerij_Jongen

    Bouwerij_Jongen Familiar Face

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    Hey Philipe,
    The Je suis Gas-con beret is very cool!
    Finding the Gascon coat of arms on a badge or patch is rare.
    So, the embroidered Gascon coat of arms is very nice,
    along with the script and music score.
    So, what does it mean?
     
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  13. Okay

    Okay New in Town

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    Philipe, I like that beret too.
    Also curious about the significance of 'I am Gascon and I wear a beret'
    I figured if I kept an eye o_O on this thread that I'd find out.

    Oooh those M.B. berets look so very nice.:)

    Michael
     
  14. Philipe

    Philipe One of the Regulars

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    this is about a famous song in France about beret…
    Chaque pays possède sa coiffure
    Le marocain porte un fez rigolo
    Le mexicain ne manque pas d'allure
    En arborant son vaste sombrero
    Le bon bourgeois, ce n'est pas un reproche
    Met un melon, tant mieux si ça lui plaît
    Moi, mon chapeau, je le mets dans ma poche
    Je suis gascon et porte le béret


    Notre béret, c'est toute la Gascogne
    Et per canta noste bet seoul de Pau
    Nos montagnards aux jambes de cigogne
    Avec orgueil le portent coum'ataou !
    Et avec ça c'est tellement pratique
    Quand m'soeur l'curé sur la route apparaît
    Où le paysan dépose-t-il sa chique ?
    Hé, Diou bibant, mais c'est dans son béret !


    Le béarnais aime le mettre en pointe
    Le basque lui le met sur l'occiput
    Et le landais sans reproche et sans crainte
    Le pose ainsi quand il veut dire zut !
    C'est tout petit mais c'est une merveille
    Pour réfléchir, c'est ainsi qu'on le met
    Et pour crâner on le met sur l'oreille
    Quel orateur, ce cochon de béret


    Quand grand papa travaille dans la vigne
    Et qu'à l'église on sonne tant et plus
    Pour le prière il l'enlève et se signe
    Plus de béret quand sonne l'Angélus
    Les parisiens dont l'enfant n'est pas sage
    Pour le fesser prennent un martinet
    Un martinet c'est un truc de sauvage
    Nous, on lui flanque un bon coup de béret !


    Lorsqu'à Bayonne on joue à la pelote
    C'est son béret que l'on jette au vainqueur
    Et ce béret, ce n'est pas d'la gnognote
    Puisque dedans on a mis tout son coeur
    Et le dimanche il est bon que l'on sache
    A la plaza, ça fait beaucoup d'effet
    Nos jeunes gens vont exciter la vache
    Pour la sauter pieds joints dans le béret !


    Notre béret a fait le tour du monde
    Tous les champions qui battent un record
    L'on adopté sur la terre et sur l'onde
    Car un béret, ça tient, coquin de sort !
    Malgré le vent et malgré le cyclone
    Il est solide et peut être qui sait ?
    Alphonse treize aurait gardé son trône
    S'il avait eu pour couronne un béret


    Quand le conscrit quitte sa fiancée
    C'est le béret qui rythme les adieux
    Quand il est loin seul avec sa pensée
    C'est au béret qu'il parle... avec les yeux !
    Je ne veux pas vous raconter la guerre
    Quelque grincheux me le reprocherait
    Mais vous savez tout ce qu'ils ont pu faire
    Les petits gars qui portaient le béret !

     
  15. Okay

    Okay New in Town

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    Merci pour les paroles Philipe.
    That's the most French I've read in a while. I attended grades three, four and five, in a French school.
    Gascon then, means from Gascogne.

    Michael
     
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  16. Daan

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    An old label has been reintroduced at South Pacific Berets, one of a series on preview here at The Fedora Lounge (see post 2 April this year).
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    I chose the Rafale label as the latest in a series of old, 1950's, beret labels to be reinstated in high quality modern berets because of it's once high popularity for being water resistant and storm proof. It's all in the name of course: Rafale = "gust of wind" and these berets fit the description perfectly!
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    The Rafale comes in three diameters: 28, 30 and 32cm at a temporary introduction price of $42.50 only!
     
  17. Nico

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    Nice cold morning here in my part of Australia. Ideal conditions to break out the Czech Classic Mammoth.

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  18. Bouwerij_Jongen

    Bouwerij_Jongen Familiar Face

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    As I await the start of summer in Oregon, that being July 4th,
    I am currently wearing the Chyldish cotton beret in raven and earth, or black and brown.
    The Chyldish berets are similar to the Castilla berets;
    being very comfortable and great for days that start out cloudy but end up sunny.
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  19. Daan

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    Although freezing cold here in Wellington at present, the weather pages in my Dutch newspaper and the increasing sales of cotton berets tell me that life is much better, or at least warmer, in the northern hemisphere of this planet. Cotton is the way to go then!
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    One can easily be forgiven thinking that cotton Basque berets have always been around, but it is only two decades ago that one would have really struggled to find a decent quality cotton beret.
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    Now there is an enormous variety in cotton berets, but not all qualify as a true Basque beret. Firmness, weight, breathability, shape steadiness and general comfort are all equally important in making a "true Basque".
    South Pacific Berets works with only four traditional and artisan Basque beret manufacturers who have also specialized in working with cotton.
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    First and foremost: Bonigor and Arandú from Argentina, offering a large range of cotton berets in diameters varying between 28 and 35cm, including the aboriginal Guarda Pampa ("People of the Earth" models, presently on SPECIAL).
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    France’s oldest beret manufacturer Laulhère and young manufacturer Le Béret Français have both taken a more contemporary look at the cotton beret; Laulhère leading in high fashion and Le Béret Français in the development of super-light, easy to wear and eco-friendly berets of recycled cotton and other materials.
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    And at South Pacific Berets we developed our very own models; under the Aotearoa label and in collaboration with British artist (and boinero) Billy Childish the cotton Fear’ Naughts (see Bouwerij-Jongen's photo's above).


     
  20. Bouwerij_Jongen

    Bouwerij_Jongen Familiar Face

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    As I put on my Chyldish beret I looked at the label and realized how cool the color contrasts are.
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