Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hiking & Tramping

No doubt, berets are among the best hats one can wear when hiking or tramping, and have been for a long time.
For women, wool berets began to be worn with outdoor gear in the late 1920's. The casual beret was worn pulled well down on the head, nearly covering all the hair and definitely keeping the ears warm. Berets are shown in 1930's catalogs as well as in many  photos of women hiking and camping. 
Scouts of course are a perfect example of the combination Outdoors - Beret. Like this French troop pictured above.
And James Walker Tucker painted these women hikers, peering over their map, all wearing a beret. 

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