The Beret in History
Although worn as military headgear in ancient Greece, the modern origin of the beret is traced to the Basques, people living on both the French and Spanish sides of the Pyrenees Mountains. Centuries ago, the Basques were great fishermen and sailors, a fact that might explain the appearance of a very similar hat in Scotland. Both the Scotch tam and the beret are woven in one piece without a seam or a binding. The original Basque beret was either navy blue or red, but today the beret is available in a wide array of colors. An influence of WW1 was the general adoption for sports wear by both men and women, of that very smart dark blue cap worn by the French Alpine troops, the age-old Basque beret.
I adore berets! Who didn’t wear the Basquet beret? Everybody has already worn berets Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Lana Turner, Brigitte Bardot, Madonna. Berets are one of the most important classic accesoires you should have in your wardrobe. With a beret you get a look of girlishy, funny, sexy and stylish at same time – a little France, a little old Hollywood glamour is on your clever head if you wear a classic navy blue beret. Nothing makes woman prettier than a beret and berets dosen’t costs hundred of Euros.
Berlin goes French – Romantique is strolling through the foliage of the Berlin Lustgarten – you can wear them in tribute to the French or at the back of the head. Plus they keep your head nice and warm!