Colorful little bow sewn onto the headband at the back of the beret.
The calfskin strip sewn around the opening of the beret.
The inner lined part of the beret, in contact with the head.
Woven label :
Badge sewn onto the coiffe.
The little tail on the top, a remnant of when berets were made with long boxwood knitting needles.
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