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Fern

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Babbo Philipe

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First port, then a pipe, both with a great beret. I want that life!
What port were you drinking and what tobacco were you smoking?
well past few have been churon winery in tumecula CA, today i am having some sandeman a portugal product, very nice, actually i just started port wine could not find any for years that was good, as for the tobacco its C &D green river vanilla, very smooth , and sometimes peter stokkebye luxury bullseye a great haylikegrassy smoke , both my favorites and not expensive,, if you like cigars ,, i like factory smokes (sweets) from drew estate very smooth ,, dont smoke alot maybe once a week or so , as for the life i relax 1 or 2 days week ,, i work on the docks so i am always tired cant wait to retire,, it would be nice to talk with you guys , way into retirement then we could really relax-- maybe have a beret convention , LOL
 

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Mm25

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well past few have been churon winery in tumecula CA, today i am having some sandeman a portugal product, very nice, actually i just started port wine could not find any for years that was good, as for the tobacco its C &D green river vanilla, very smooth , and sometimes peter stokkebye luxury bullseye a great haylikegrassy smoke , both my favorites and not expensive,, if you like cigars ,, i like factory smokes (sweets) from drew estate very smooth ,, dont smoke alot maybe once a week or so , as for the life i relax 1 or 2 days week ,, i work on the docks so i am always tired cant wait to retire,, it would be nice to talk with you guys , way into retirement then we could really relax-- maybe have a beret convention , LOL
Ports and Madeiras are among my favorite drinks although I’ve never spent the money for a real vintage bottle, but I’ve had several LBV’s that were excellent.

C&D are among my favorite tobacco lines as well. And I just bought a bundle of the Drew Estate factory sweets for dad’s birthday in January, still have one left he shared with me.

Guess what I’m saying is, you obviously have good taste!
 

Babbo Philipe

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Ports and Madeiras are among my favorite drinks although I’ve never spent the money for a real vintage bottle, but I’ve had several LBV’s that were excellent.

C&D are among my favorite tobacco lines as well. And I just bought a bundle of the Drew Estate factory sweets for dad’s birthday in January, still have one left he shared with me.

Guess what I’m saying is, you obviously have good taste!
Drew Estate factory sweets are one of the best cigars i ever had, and i have had some so called 95 -98 winners, straight fro cuba, and many others, but the Sweets are great, rocky patels are nice too , but strong my buddy gave me a Java red sweet, ( drew estate) going to try it wednesday
 

Mm25

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Daan

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This beautiful video deals with all clichés about Frenchmen and berets in particular.
It is also full of interesting information about the Basque beret (and it looks like the author must have visited The Beret Project regularly during his creating process).
Unfortunately the text is in French, but a translation follows below:
Hans Biedermann from Buxtehude finds himself very embarrassed on leaving the Louvre. He is looking for someone to ask how to get to the Musée d´Orsay. However, he sees only easily recognizable tourists. Japanese cameras, Americans wearing baseball caps, Germans wearing Birkenstocks and gesticulating Italians.
Among all these foreigners, how can Hans Biedermann from Buxtehude detect a real Frenchman? The answer is very simple, everyone knows, thanks to countless cartoons, what a real Frenchman looks like.
We recognize him thanks to his moustache, the baguette he holds under his arm, the bottle of red wine which sometimes protrudes from his pocket, but above all thanks to the Basque beret, permanently screwed on his head.
This headgear is so typical of France that in Germany it is even called "French beret" or downright "French lid". Hans Biedermann from Buxtehude goes straight to the first Basque beret wearer.
And then, disappointment! The man comes from Neckar-Steinach and worships Che Guevara. The second beret wearer alas, is also German. He is a Francophile teacher, eco-friendly, green.
As for the third bearer of a Basque beret, no doubt, it can only be a Frenchman.
He also carries a baguette under his arm. But disappointment once again. This Frenchman is none other than a young alternative from Berlin.
Hans Biedermann from Buxtehude draws the following conclusion from this adventure: those who wear this typical French headgear are in fact German intellectuals; Francophiles who abhor both German hats and ridiculous baseball caps.
But why is this hat called “Basque beret”? This denomination comes from Emperor Napoleon III. While he was staying in the Basque Country with the Empress Eugénie, he noticed these berets and wrongly called them “Basque berets”.
And as no one dared to contradict the Monarch, the term imposed itself. In fact, the beret is a particularly appreciated hat in the South-West of France: in Béarn, Gascony and the Basque Country.
Originally knitted in wool, it was mainly worn by shepherds in the Pyrenees. Practical, indestructible, easy to fold or roll up to be stored in a pocket, it was adopted by many armies around the world.
In France, in the 1940s, the beret was in vogue and it was worn in almost all the country. So much so that in Alsace-Lorraine, during the German Occupation, wearing a beret became a symbol of the Resistance and therefore ended up being banned there.
But ironically, the French Militia, this sinister brigade composed of the worst collaborators, and who fought the resistance by the cruellest means, also adopted this typically French headgear.

And yet, the beret has not disappeared. And even this headgear which has meanwhile become a real classic, regularly returns to the fore. Even if is only on the heads Germans…
 

Mm25

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Maroon summer weight wool beret and “the pipe”. The pipes, the brand name, we’re made between 1963 and 1975. I found this one in Panama City FL, in the early 80’s. I used to have a red bent “the pipe”
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as well, but over time it seems to have escaped.
 
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Daan

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I am proud to have the scoop of first showing the new label by Manufacture de Bérets!
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Manufacture de Bérets was founded by Denis Guédon, the former technical director of Laulhère, in 2011. The small workshop was based in Oloron Sainte Marie, the heart of “Beret Country” in the French Béarn. Proud of his native Occitan language, he named the company Boneteria Auloronesa – “Beret maker of Oloron”.
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When Denis Guédon retired, he couldn’t have chosen a better successor than Sara Goupy, whoi expanded the business and moved it to the historic Béarnais city of Orthez , some 45 km’s from Oloron Sainte Marie.
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Not coming from Oloron anymore, the berets are now made under the name ‘Manufacture de Bérets – Atelier en Béarn’.
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The universels are the same foulard quality berets as the Auloronesa Universel, all fitted with a liguette to comfortably adjust the size, fitted with a solid cotton lining and the new label proudly stating the heraldic symbols of the City of Orthez.
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The Foulards Universel Orthez are presently available in a limited number of colours in sizes 9.5p (26.5cm), 10.5p (29.5cm) and 12p/Alpin, from $94.50.
 

pollo22

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Hello Boineros, greetings from Santiago de Chile

I came across TFL a few weeks ago, but as many others i started reading this thread from the very begining... and it was a large path to walk since there are 174 pages, but it was a pleasant journey of course, enjoying everybodys adventures and the develop of this thread...
Same as you I very much enjoy wearing my boina as much as I can, and meet as many boineros as posible.
My first one is a "Codeba" blue beret bought in a "flea fair"but my "go to" beret is an Elosegui from a local hatter named "donde golpea el monito".
Glad to found boineros from across the world, Saludos!


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Fern

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Hello Boineros, greetings from Santiago de Chile

I came across TFL a few weeks ago, but as many others i started reading this thread from the very begining... and it was a large path to walk since there are 174 pages, but it was a pleasant journey of course, enjoying everybodys adventures and the develop of this thread...
Same as you I very much enjoy wearing my boina as much as I can, and meet as many boineros as posible.
My first one is a "Codeba" blue beret bought in a "flea fair"but my "go to" beret is an Elosegui from a local hatter named "donde golpea el monito".
Glad to found boineros from across the world, Saludos!


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Saludos a ti! Glad you found this adventure of stories about boineria life and history. Like you, I also read from the beginning!

Now will be fun to see your future posts! Welcome to the party, pollo!
 

pollo22

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Saludos a ti! Glad you found this adventure of stories about boineria life and history. Like you, I also read from the beginning!

Now will be fun to see your future posts! Welcome to the party, pollo!

Hi Fern!, Thank you
It was very entertaining and of course educational, because all the information Daan, and others boineros kindly share...
I look forward to many adventures for all of us, and many berets too!
Here is a picture of me in a trip to "The great island of Chiloe", a place surrounded by many legends, like ghost ships and mermaids.
The "Chilotes" are a very nautical people, and they used to work wool in the Chilean Patagonia, they resemble the Basques.

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