Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Clockwork Orange Costume Part 6: Pete's beret

Pete's beret may be of French origin, but it may be British airborne. I have not found a clear winner in this area, but I can say that the modern US army issue berets look a lot like Pete's. His is definitely a military beret and is not a casual beret. The only issue with finding a US army beret is that many of them already have the Flash emblem (a blue shield), but if you look on eBay you can find one without the Flash for around $20. The reason I chose this beret is because it is freely available and it is also a fitted hat, so you won't look like an idiot with a one-size-fits-all elastic beret on your head. I used this size chart to estimate the proper measurements of the hat, and they generally range from 7-8 on websites.

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