Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Art of Wearing a Beret

An interesting article explaining the origins of the beret; how to wear the beret; how your way of wearing your beret explains your personality, your mood and your place in society.
A bit tongue-in-cheek, but with some very interesting observations. New to me was that Frenchmen from Alsace and the Mosel region, occupied by Germany during WWII, were forbidden to wear the beret, it being considered a symbol of French patriotism. 
The Germans had a beautiful word for the beret too: Gehirn Verdunkelungs Mütze ("Obscuring the Brain Cap").
You'll never see a Gascon wearing his beret the "military way"; the Gascon being by nature resistant to any form of authority.

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