Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Balmorals, Caubeens & Tam o' Shanters

Close relatives of the Basque beret: the Scottish Balmoral and Tam o' Shanter and the Irish Caubeen. The Basques are keen to point out that all these are really Basque in origin, brought their by Basque whalers and fishermen on their way to their grounds of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia - the Irish and Scotsmen tend to think differently... 
Hard to find nowadays and when you do, often in very cheap quality (typically for parties and such), or extremely expensive. South Pacific Berets has now it's own range: good quality, affordable and in a good range of colours. 
Now at an introductory price of $ 40.00 (until Friday night 30 May, 2014).

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