The commercial production of berets began in the 17th century in southern France. Originally a local craft, beret-making became industrialized in the nineteenth century. The first factory, Beatex-Laulhere, claims production records dating back to 1810. By the 1920s, berets were associated with the working classes in a part of France and Spain and by 1928 more than 20 French factories and some Spanish and Italian factories produced millions of berets.
In Western fashion, men and women have worn the beret since the 1920s as sportswear and later as a fashion statement. 1950-60's BEATNIK. : a usually young and artistic person who rejects the mores of conventional society
Made with velvet fabric.
Colors: Black, Blue, Burgundy, Red