Dictionary

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Bouffette :

Colorful little bow sewn onto the headband at the back of the beret.

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Headband :

The calfskin strip sewn around the opening of the beret.

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Coiffe :

The inner lined part of the beret, in contact with the head.

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Woven label :

Badge sewn onto the coiffe.

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Cabillou :

The little tail on the top, a remnant of when berets were made with long boxwood knitting needles.


Col :
the outer diameter of the beret, also known as the plateau. The col is measured in inches, from 9 to 11.5.
The choice of col (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11 inches) depends on the wearer’s face shape and size:

  • for a slimmer person with a thinner face, 9.5 or 10 maximum is ideal
  • for a larger person with a rounder face, 10.5 or 11 is better
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