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Reiser, Winifred / Your millinery
([1949])

Chapter six: The beret,   pp. 61-74 PDF (3.3 MB)


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           CHAPTER SIX: THE BERET 
IF You are labouring under the delusion that the beret is mrl 
a salround felt hat with a closely fitting habnthen my 
    pi aryam must beto disillusion you as quickly asposbe 
 Inthe previouis chapter I referred to the fact that the off-the- 
 face hat lent itself to very wide variation, yet the scope in 
 inafforded by the beret is just as extensive 
    Teword tam o'shanter baa almost disappeared from millin- 
y      jargon; not because the hat itself i i no longer worn, but 
because it ias become quietly incorporated into tIhe beret 
il     This inded, isa pointer to the extent to which the 
      Itwudbe easy to define theberet as ahat made either from 
a felt beret hood and moulded on a crown shape, or maein 
    prdcsof the factory or ofmodel mlieyarin fact, so 
    mdbut there are 9lso many berets in wool, silk, velvet and. 
strip straw which are madeon a wodnor satrefound- 
     THE BEENSTRIP FELT. Witho~ut any dioubt, this beret is a 
  making thehat,-bt in its arrangement after bein  md  Itiiii 
    threor willi foma  itntofpreytehiilmllnr 


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