The 'bérets foulard universel' are the original berets, as made by generations of Béarnaise shepherds over many centuries while out on the high mountain pastures during the summer months. The difference with other berets is the liguette (a satin drawstring) and a unique feature that enables the wearer to adjust the size perfectly without having to stretch the beret first.
Until the Industrial Revolution all berets were made in this way, but the machines used since are unable to follow the delicate production process that can only be done in small batches of maximum 10 berets at a time - despite the knitting by machines, one could say these berets are pretty much hand-made.
The 'bérets foulard universel' are, if not the best, among the very best berets one can find - anywhere! Available in a large range of diameters from 9.5 pouces (265mm) to 12 pouces (336mm) and in a large variety of colours, some custom made for South Pacific Berets.
All berets made by Boneteria Auloronesa are of foulard quality: highest possible comfort, superior finishing and soft to the touch.
In case your prefered size/colour has sold out, please check out the Boneteria Aotearoa web site, offering the luxury edition of these same berets.
Bérets Foulard Universel UN-LINED - 9.5 pouces (265mm) - 12 pouces (336mm)
Bérets Foulard Universel - 9.5 pouces (265mm) and 10.5 pouces (295mm)
Bérets Foulard Universel - 10 pouces (280mm)
The Foulards Universel in 10p has currently sold out, but will be replaced by it's more luxurious version under the Aotearoa label at no extra cost!
Bérets Foulard Universel - 11 pouces (310mm)
Bérets Foulard Alpin Universel - 12 pouces (336mm)