Saturday, October 24, 2015

NEW: Exposición Tupidas Roja!

Big news from Spain, by popular request: the Exposición Tupidas Roja!

Berets, or "Txapelas", in bright red are a Basque trademark. During the dark times of the Carlist Wars, the red txapela was worn by the ultra-conservative catholic Carlists, but over time, the red txapela has been
adopted by Basques (and Spanish) of all political and religious backgrounds as a beret to wear during the many Basque and Spanish festivals.

So strongly do the Basques associate with the red txapela that it is even
part of the national police (Erzaintza) uniform.

South Pacific Berets stocks two models: the standard 12.5 (or 291mm diameter) and the large 13.5 (or 314mm Plato Grande). Both carry the Elósegui Tupida label; berets of tightly knit Australian merino wool ('tupida' meaning 'tight', 'dense' in Spanish); impermeable and of a fantastic soft and comfortable quality.

1 comment:

  1. The Policia foral ("Foruzaingoa" in basque language), wearing these red berets, is the police of the Comunidad Foral de Navarra, while the "Ertzaintza" is the police of the (neighbour and basque too) Comunidad autónoma del País Vasco.
    It seems that the Ertzaintza doesn't wear berets !