I’m putting this in Cafe Society, since it’s an aesthetic issue, but I don’t know which way the discussion will go.
Berets have been around a long time, worn by both men and women. And they can look nice. Here are some nice looking berets –
They have even been worn by the military. I believe the United Nations and British forces have been using berets for a long time.
In the U.S. military, berets were uncommon except for some small “special forces” units. However, sometime in the 1990s, the U.S. Army decided to adopt the beret as its daily headwear. So I see military people wearing berets all the time, and fuck it if they don’t look like shit.
They have completely destroyed the shape of the beret. Basically, it looks like some kind of skullcap that has been stretched at one end. Like a yarmulke that some kid has jumped up and tugged on to ruin its shape. That’s not what a beret is, and it looks fucking horrible.
Why did the U.S. Army adopt the beret and then ruin it?