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The Timeless Allure of Beret Hats

Beret hats have been a fashion staple for decades. They are timeless, classic, and elegant,
making them a popular accessory among people of all ages. Beret hats originated in France, but their popularity has spread across the globe, and they are now a fashion staple in many countries. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the timeless allure of the beret and explore why they continue to remain popular. We'll delve into their history, discuss how to style them, and provide tips on how to choose the perfect beret hat to suit your personal style.


The History of Berets: From Revolutionary Symbol to Fashion Staple

Beret hats have a rich history that dates back centuries. They were originally worn by peasants in the Basque region of France and Spain. The Basque beret was popularised in the 1920s thanks to overwhelming global demand for the modest style. It later became a symbol of revolution and political activism. Today, berets are a fashion staple and have been embraced by celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike. Beret hats have long been a fixture in pop culture, from classic film noir to high fashion runways. Berets have been worn by iconic figures such as Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and have been featured in numerous films, music videos, and fashion shows.

Delve into our Beret Collection

Whether you wear it like a true Parisian, military-style, or with a hint of early '90s, a Lock & Co. beret will give you the edge. 

How to style your beret hat for any occasion

Beret hats are versatile and can be worn for any occasion, from casual outings to formal
events. They add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any outfit and are a great way to
express your personal style. We'll provide you with some tips and tricks on how to style your
beret hat for any occasion our French beret is the perfect way to complete your outfit, whether you wear it like a true Parisian, military style, or with a touch of the early 90s.

Whether for a night out with friends, city café culture or an autumn walk you'll be sure to turn heads with your chic and stylish beret hat. As berets have been embraced by different cultures and have evolved in terms of materials, colours, and style, so Lock & Co.’s autumn/winter 23 collection continues adding new timeless, quintessential shapes to our expanding range of sustainable, luxury wool and cashmere hats. See our Green and Brown Cashmere knitted berets.


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