Goat in a Tree (a cautionary tale from the High Atlas mountains of Morocco)
Our latest label and beret design is inspired by a sad but true encounter which  Mister Childish had whilst enjoying a walking/sketching trip to the High Atlas Mountains with his good wife in the early 2000's. Sitting himself  beneath a ancient juniper tree he took up brush and paper and proceeded to sketch the vista before him. It was whilst so engaged that he felt his beret being lifted from his head. Turning sharply, he was confronted by a white billy goat, his beret dangling from its laughing mouth.
Before a man could utter 'billy goat gruff' the goat sprang into the bows of the ancient juniper and then with great agility ascended to the highest branches of the tree from where it looked down upon mister Childish in what he later described 'a look of malevolent glee'. The goat then began chomping on Mister Childish's beret, consuming it entirely, bite by goaty bite. 
It is in commemoration of the sad but true destruction of an otherwise impermeable beret that we have created this special Goat in a Tree - Chyldish Fear Naught
Wear your beret with pride, but when walking in the mountains never turn your back on a goat.
Billy Childish

The Goat in a Tree Original series is a line of full weight (110 - 130 grams) heavy duty berets. These berets come in three stunning colours and in three plateau's/diameters: 27, 29 and 30.5cm. 

The label is based on the painting 'Goat in a Tree' by Billy and stands for superbly made berets in dense merino wool with a British style 100% cotton lining. 

The available colours are Winter-Green ("Feldgrau"), Russet (Chestnut) and Pine (Jade).

All models are priced at $55.00.  

Goat in a Tree

The latest additions to the Goat in a Tree series are the range of mid-weight (80/100 gram) berets in 28 and 31cm diameter merino wool (available in black and three colours) and the cotton 31cm models in black and 4 colours.

These berets are made in a small batch of 100% merino wool or cotton, fitted with a sewn-in cotton lining and the woven Billy Childish 'Goat in a Tree' label.

Billy Goat Merino


Billy Goat Cotton