The Alpine beret took some finding, to the point where we ended up having this beret made especially. Elosegui took little persuading to recreate this one from their archives. The brim on the Alpine beret measures a grand 13in / 33cm in diameter (Spanish size 14 / 33cm). Such a wide brimmed hat is historically worn across the mountainous Basque Pyrenees as well as the Alps because it can be pulled down low over the brow and act as a buffer against strong winds and snow. The Alpine beret is made from 100% virgin wool and treated with Teflon, rendering it waterproof. It is lined with black satin and features a leather band with a red ribbon and trim. In recognition of the connection between the people of the Alps and those of the Pyrenees by way of the landscape they inhabit we have used the Seven Basque Provinces label.
Elosegui, making berets in the Pays Basque since 1858.