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The beret, associated with European art and romance, began as the headgear of choice for early 19th Century Basque shepherds. Artists, writers, and bohemians adopted it later in the century as a gesture of rebellion against the status quo. Members of the French Resistance, Le Maquis, wore berets during World War II. Modern armies favor the beret for everyday wear, and Che Guevara made berets popular with the soldier's counterparts, today's young revolutionaries.
Today the style of the beret has once again permeated into all aspects of society, including the Olympics. Berets are worn by men, women, teens and children. Village Hat Shop is just the right place to find the perfect one for you.