Beret Shaping

#1
I have two schools of thought during discussion about kits, one says Beret Shapes better without the lining , the other says keep the lining inside.

wonder what you guys think ?
 
#2
the_butler said:
If it is new remove the plastic inner.
Fill your sink with hot water.
Get a bucket of cold water.
Immerse your beret in the hot water and wring it dish cloth style
Immerse it in the cold water and repeat as with the hot
Do this 3 or 4 times and for your own comfort finish with the hot.
Place steaming beret on your head and model the shape to your
Current trend I think it was French Para when I was a cassette.
Once you have the shape wear the beret for a bit till it starts to dry
Then take it off carefully and put it somewhere warm and safe like an airing cupboard where it will dry in shape.
If you have a leather banded beret then use a bit of neutral polish on it when it is dry to feed the leather. Never use black :roll:
This will give you a shrunken and shaped beret as worn by all the older cooler kids :D
there is my answer 15 years never took the lining out just the plastic and I aint bald yet
 
#3
Keep the lining in. Reason: when your on ex and aint got a rag to check the dip stick on your vehicle the beret in pocket is perfect for wiping excess away! lining stops seepage onto your swad...
 
#4
the_butler said:
the_butler said:
If it is new remove the plastic inner.
Fill your sink with hot water.
Get a bucket of cold water.
Immerse your beret in the hot water and wring it dish cloth style
Immerse it in the cold water and repeat as with the hot
Do this 3 or 4 times and for your own comfort finish with the hot.
Place steaming beret on your head and model the shape to your
Current trend I think it was French Para when I was a cassette.
Once you have the shape wear the beret for a bit till it starts to dry
Then take it off carefully and put it somewhere warm and safe like an airing cupboard where it will dry in shape.
If you have a leather banded beret then use a bit of neutral polish on it when it is dry to feed the leather. Never use black :roll:
This will give you a shrunken and shaped beret as worn by all the older cooler kids :D
there is my answer 15 years never took the lining out just the plastic and I aint bald yet

bang on the nail butler this technique saw me thru 22 years!!
 
#5
I'm just gong to have to let you off with that snack thieving rap aren't I
 
#7
the_butler said:
the_butler said:
If it is new remove the plastic inner.
Fill your sink with hot water.
Get a bucket of cold water.
Immerse your beret in the hot water and wring it dish cloth style
Immerse it in the cold water and repeat as with the hot
Do this 3 or 4 times and for your own comfort finish with the hot.
Place steaming beret on your head and model the shape to your
Current trend I think it was French Para when I was a cassette.
Once you have the shape wear the beret for a bit till it starts to dry
Then take it off carefully and put it somewhere warm and safe like an airing cupboard where it will dry in shape.
If you have a leather banded beret then use a bit of neutral polish on it when it is dry to feed the leather. Never use black :roll:
This will give you a shrunken and shaped beret as worn by all the older cooler kids :D
there is my answer 15 years never took the lining out just the plastic and I aint bald yet
So how come yours always looked so bad??? Sorry mate! :twisted:
 
#8
I've got a lined beret and a un-lined beret.

Most of my staff and other cadets go for the unlined option so this is what I did with my first beret. I found it very easy to mould BUT it didn't hold its shape as well and required molding more often with hot water etc

My second beret was lined. I prefer this one as I have molded it properly once and used it for over 6 months and it immediatly seems to find a shape whereas my other one seems to be a little soft.

There is a new school of thought coming in with the silk lined beret though...

I'd say go for the lined beret just cut the plastic square out.
 
#10
Got me one of them silk jobs.

Very nice indeed. The 'crown' is smaller, and the material is a lot rougher, but its easy to mould, and keeps its shaper very well.

T C
 
#11
Blues_Cav said:
the_butler said:
the_butler said:
If it is new remove the plastic inner.
Fill your sink with hot water.
Get a bucket of cold water.
Immerse your beret in the hot water and wring it dish cloth style
Immerse it in the cold water and repeat as with the hot
Do this 3 or 4 times and for your own comfort finish with the hot.
Place steaming beret on your head and model the shape to your
Current trend I think it was French Para when I was a cassette.
Once you have the shape wear the beret for a bit till it starts to dry
Then take it off carefully and put it somewhere warm and safe like an airing cupboard where it will dry in shape.
If you have a leather banded beret then use a bit of neutral polish on it when it is dry to feed the leather. Never use black :roll:
This will give you a shrunken and shaped beret as worn by all the older cooler kids :D
there is my answer 15 years never took the lining out just the plastic and I aint bald yet
So how come yours always looked so bad??? Sorry mate! :twisted:
b'cos I was always in blues. (forage cap) :wink:
 
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