The Warszawski Beret Szyty Originals

The 'Warszawski Beret Szyty' is a handmade woolen beret, following the traditional Polish style of two-piece beret manufacturing. Unlike the traditional Basque beret, which is knitted from one single thread, the Warszawski beret is made of two pieces of woven wool, sewn together, showing the typical hem on the outside of the beret. This style is typical for Polish and former Soviet Union made (military) berets and originates from the British wartime berets and 'service caps'.

The Warszawski is fitted with a soft viscose black lining across the upper inside of the beret, the label embroidered directly on the lining. The real leather headband is supple and comfortable, fitted with a brake to prevent lift. 

The Warszawski berets offer perfect craftsmanship and show an exceptional eye for detail, made by 4th generation hatters of the Sterkowski family from Warsaw and Ukrainian craftsmen and craftswomen.

The light weight of the Warszawski makes it an excellent wool beret for summer and mild weather.

New in the range of Warszawski Berety are the 'EXCLUSIVES', custom made by Sterkowski in Warsaw for South Pacific Berets. Three colours [Brown, Hunter-Green and Maroon] that are not available anywhere else in an expanded range of sizes - all 29.5cm diameter.  


Warszawski Beret Szyty BLACK


Warszawski Beret Szyty GREY

Sizes 57- 63

$44.50



Warszawski Beret Szyty NAVY


The Warszawski Beret Szyty Exclusives

Warszawski Exclusive Brown



Warszawski Exclusive Hunter-Green


Sizes 56- 64

$49.50


Warszawski Exclusive Maroon

The Warszawski Beret Szyty's (sewn) origins

British General Service Cap, 1945
Polish General Service Cap. WWII
Soviet era sewn Beret (Airborne)
Present-day Polish Army (sewn) Beret