Berets from Village Hats.
The beret, associated with European art and romance, began as the headgear of choice for early 19th Century Basque shepherds. Artists, writers, and bohemians adopted berets later in the century as a gesture of rebellion against the status quo. Members of the French Resistance, Le Maquis, wore berets during World War II. Modern armies favor the beret for everyday wear, and Che Guevara made berets popular with the soldier’s counterparts, today’s young revolutionaries. To learn more about the history of berets take a look at our info page on the beret in our iconic hats section.
Village hats uses live stock feeds so all our berets are in stock and ready for despatch. If you’re having difficulty choosing from our selection of berets, you can use our on-site filtering tool at the top of the page. The drop down boxes allow you to search our berets by size, colour and brand.
Don’t forget we offer free standard shipping within the UK for the delivery of every beret we stock. So don’t be shy – get two or three.