Boneteria Auloronesa (or ‘Manufacture de Bérets’) has one enormous advantage over any other beret manufacturer that goes much deeper than simply personal preference for one beret brand or the other.Quick question on leather headbands. My first beret was a an Elosegui with a leather headband. The leather was hard and stiff, and I found it uncomfortable, which was no surprise to me, since I find the leather headband in my Akubra uncomfortable. I then got some Manufacture de Berets, most without headband, and one with. The Manufacture de Berets headband is actually much more comfortable to me than the wool only ones -- does anybody have a similar experience? I think it is a matter of leather type: the one in the Manufacture de Berets is really soft and supple, and it does feel extremely comfortable against my noggin, much more than the wool only berets. I am doing a week on/week off test with two otherwise identical berets from Manufacture de Berets and I really prefer the leather headband one.
looking good palA photo from back in the good old days.
i am the bartender for our local art museum group,
so I was pouring wine back on March 5, one of the last
times I was in a group setting.
Wearing the Flamingo 10p in kahki along with nitrile gloves,
back when all you had to worry about was washing your hands.
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Weird..? Weird in the sense of sheer beauty, I guess?
I bought a Blanc Olibert, which I discovered is actually a Boinas Elosegui with the PEBEO label sown on. The beret is of excellent quality but the head band is very stiff and has grown increasingly uncomfortable over the years to the point where I have now given up wearing it. When I next get a chance, I an going to Orthez to and ask Madame Goupy to put one of her headbands on it and on my Basco Roma, an otherwise excellent beret with a horrible leatherette head band.Boneteria Auloronesa (or ‘Manufacture de Bérets’) has one enormous advantage over any other beret manufacturer that goes much deeper than simply personal preference for one beret brand or the other.
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Founder (and formerly technical director of Laulhère) Denis Guédon found a method of knitting the raw berets that ensures minimal shrinkage of the finished beret.
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All berets shrink over time; that is the nature of wool fibres. For a one-size (headband-less) beret, that makes not much difference in the fit over the years; when the beret shrinks, you naturally stretch the actual head-opening a bit further.
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In a beret with a headband however, the band would wrinkle or crack when too much shrinkage occurs; hence you need a rigid, solid headband to ensure that the head-opening of the beret stays the same size.
Boinas Elósegui fits thick leather bands in their berets. Most boineros find these uncomfortable, but at least it ensures you can wear your berets for years to come in the poorest of weather - the headband ensures that the size, or diameter, of the head-opening stays the same). Laulhère fits a less rigid, slightly less stiff band in their berets and many boineros who have had a Laulhère beret for years (and wearing it regularly in the rain), can testify that the headband becomes uncomfortable as it stiffens, cracks and wrinkles.
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Auloronesa (MdB) can fit headbands of the supplest, softest leather as the band is not there to keep the beret’s size; it is only there to ensure a good fit and to add comfort (for those who like the feel of a headbanded beret, of course).
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It is the best kept secret of this manufacturer and for me personally, the Auloronesa berets are the only berets with headband that I enjoy wearing.
Interesting detail: the leather is the same as the leather used for the upholstery of the top end Citroën cars.
Sorry, but what a dumb comment. If you knew only a little about Sara, you'd realise how inappropriate and offensive the comment is (and not just to your wife). Let's stick to berets...i m leaving my wife and marrying Sara,, just thought you guys should be the first to know