Monday, November 9, 2009

Beret


The caricature of "the French" is the guy wearing a béret (soft wool cap above) and carrying a baguette under is arm. If I often carry a baguette I've never had a béret but I agree you may find old men, mostly in the west southern part of France, who still wear this cap. These are sold in tourists shops.

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Not long ago I featured a most adorable young girl that i photographed in Paris with a hot pink beret. We touristes do love a beret, Laurent! :)
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Leif Hagen said...

You don't even have just one beret?? Really?

Bibi said...

I must admit I never wore hats at all when I lived in Paris, but now I love them, and I have several berets....bought in Paris...

DW Quilt Art said...

I have so wanted a beret each time I visit Paris. I try and try, but the results are always the same...it looks like I have a dinner plate on my head :-( Very Parisian, even if stereotypical, really like the photo :-) Diane

Harriet said...

Come on Laurent, buy yourself a beret and have a photo taken for us, just to prove that you're REALLY French!

Laurent said...

Sorry Harriet but I never wear hats ! To be honest the last time I wore soething on my head was last week for Halloween in New York ... I wore a huge purple afro wig but no photos are allowed on the web !!!

White Oleander said...

The colours are so pretty. I never met a French person wearing a beret and carrying a baguette :p