Painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist Billy Childish is one of today’s foremost and prolific artists and, following a long tradition in the arts, Billy’s choice of headgear is typically the Basque beret, as evidenced in many of his paintings, woodcut prints and at live performances.

At South Pacific Berets we have long admired Childish’s work and are incredibly proud to have teamed up with Billy to create a line of beautiful berets.

The first series is a line of Fear Naught Berets for Worker, Artist & Artisan; cotton berets in four different earthly colours and a limited edition of mid-weight wool berets in various colours and diameters.

The next cooperation with Billy Childish resulted in a line of heavy duty merino wool berets in greens and russet under the Goat in a Tree label and a range of mid-weight cotton berets in 4 colours.

The CROW is our latest project, some of the Best of the Best; a collaboration between Billy Childish, the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, Flamingo Berets from Japan and Boneteria Aotearoa.

Much more information on Billy Childish can be found here; original artworks can be seen and bought here.