Monday, October 26, 2015

Beret Beret and slouchy

The beret hat is a fun circle of wool that sits so niftily on the top of your head and always looks smashing. Allow me to demonstrate...

pic 3 & 4 are from Chictopia, link here,   and pic 5, below, is from, link here.

Each of the above outfits are fantabulous all on their own. but the Beret adds that little bit of sophisticated polish. And your head stays reasonably warm too.

Here is a picture of Princess Diana. Look. She is wearing a beret. And the beret she is wearing is most likely a Kangol. They have been made in Merry olde England since the 20s. Kangol berets are all wool, made in Cleator, Cumberland, England. It is known as the  Anglobasque beret.
However since the late 2000's Kangol isn't made in merry olde England but in some other place. I blame the upper crust and their unabated desire for profits profits profits at the expense of quality and tradition.

That's where funkomavintage comes in. We always stock Good Olde Fashioned Quality stuff.
Like the selection of vintage wool and suede berets in the Etsy shop right now!

Princess Di photo is from

We have a red beret, a navy blue beret, a gray beret, a black beret OOO la la! The Kangol beret in camel. We have a dark brown beret, and one knitted in the Irish Fisherman pattern in creamy wool, and we have a darling vintage 60s one in deep blue suede leather. I know, right?!
Search the shop for beret. They will probably be there, but they do sell fast as soon as the weather turns cold in the USA. 

Not in need of a beret? I find that hard to fathom. However a cowboy hat or a pom pom beanie, or other charming slouchy hat may suit you too.  Click click click