The Old Time Design Company has for many years felt there has been a gap in high quality Airborne Berets, so we decided to rectify that.
We have joined forces with the World's leading military hat makers, Compton & Webb Ltd and are delighted to annouce the highest quality beret is now available for you to own.Copied exactly from originals (one is dated 1943), no detail has been left to chance; even the leather eyelet vent has been hand sewn as per the originals.The berets have even been manufactured using period machinery and techniques, ensuring the weave, size and shape is exactly to 1940s standards.
The maroon beret was issued to troops that served as part of the Airborne Division - the beret was the same for men and officer's alike, with a cap badge being fitted above the left eye.
Hat chart/converter below - please order using the centimetres measurements:
56cm | UK 6 7/8
57cm | UK 7
58cm |UK 7 1/8
59cm |UK 7 1/4
60cm | UK 7 3/8
61cm | UK 7 1/2
The beret has cord in the sweatband to allow for slight adjustment.
These are not meant to be shrunk and should come down and cover the right ear.
Airborne Forces Beret
The berets are weaved from 100% wool, the liner is 100% cotton.
Dry Clean Only to avoid shrinkage