dpm caps??.is that what the usmc wear....and look like cocks while doing it!!.....berets arnt that bad....would you prefer to waer that or a) look like a cock or b)where a lovely kevlar helmet all the time and get a crick in your neck.so dont be an idiot.and who gives a shit how they came about!!
Berets started off in France. The beret replaced the armoured helmet and visor when froggies found that all the edges and rivets of the steel plate snagged the white flag as it was frantically waved above their heads. They also found that it was too heavy to run away with and too awkward to remove quickly. The beret, when introduced, was found to resolve all these problems, although the little pointy bit that can be found on the top of civilian berets was removed as it was judged to be an obvious aiming mark for enemy fire.