Friday, November 26, 2010

More Orange Embarrassment from the Netherlands

Okay, we've had the Dutch Monarchy, Dutch Child Soldiers and just when you think it can't get any worse, you'll get the Orange Beret! Not for child soldiers this time, but for supporters of the monarchy (the House of Orange Nassau - the Dutch royal family).
To cause maximal amusement, best to just quote the folks behind this non-beret:
"The highlight of each Orange Festival! Become a "Soldier of Orange"! Look cool with this orange beret, you'll be a focal point for everyone around you! Great as a military gadget, but also much worn during the European soccer championship last year.(TV Station) RTL Boulevard reported on our beret and it was also written about in The Times and several weeklies!

Why is the Orange Beret developed? The reasons in no particular order:

A) The anthem is embroidered on the beret, so everyone can sing along during soccer matches. B) The Orange beret is fun to wear during Orange festivals..
C) You can look cool. View the photos.
D) Since the product is no mass product and only sold here, you are always wearing an original item . 
E) The orange beret is also a very nice gift.

The Orange Beret is registered as a European model. 

The Orange Beret costs only 9.95 euros including postage! Right of return: if you're not happy you get the money refunded."
Wish that last one was true for the House of Orange too...


  1. Ah ! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira,
    Les aristocrates à la lanterne

  2. I'm a constitutional monarchist so I'd wear this orange monstrosity but only on very special occasions (very infrequently!).