WTD - Caubeen.

#1
Not the deceased and (in my view) amusing nobber, but the hat.

In rifle green & very, very big. ( I was outsize in a mk.6)
 
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#2
I've no idea what WTD means. But I'll give my tuppence worth anyhow.

The caubeen is gash hat. Even if it's perectly shaped (which I assume is impossible) it looks like a shite speed cyclists crash helmet.

I've never, ever, seen a man in a Caubeen and not smiled to myself, thinking "you look a ****."
 
#3
I've no idea what WTD means. But I'll give my tuppence worth anyhow.

The caubeen is gash hat. Even if it's perectly shaped (which I assume is impossible) it looks like a shite speed cyclists crash helmet.

I've never, ever, seen a man in a Caubeen and not smiled to myself, thinking "you look a ****."

Look you sad regent.... Go get fucked... By the Queenie who was having the gamekeeeper.
Or something.

You twat. It is a ridiculous hat.
 
#4
'Sarn't what the **** are they wearing?'
'That's the Irish, they march with their dossbags on their heads'
 
#6
So now you know what happens when you buy berets from a factory near Sellarfield
 
#7
What To Do with a Caubeen,

Use it to collect spuds in!
 
#8
I've no idea what WTD means. But I'll give my tuppence worth anyhow.

The caubeen is gash hat. Even if it's perectly shaped (which I assume is impossible) it looks like a shite speed cyclists crash helmet.

I've never, ever, seen a man in a Caubeen and not smiled to myself, thinking "you look a ****."
I wear a caubeen for work and I've never ever looked at myself in the mirror in the morning, without grimacing and thinking,"you look a ****"
 
#10
Like wagon wheels, yorkie bars and the like. I think caubeens were bigger in my fathers day.

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Berets certainly were.

Look here fellows... These stories are all very well, but nobody has yet said "I have one here you can have for the price of a pint" or "sub me some cash and I'll pop to the PRI and pick you up a nice tailored example Biccies old chap"

I freely admit it's for recreational walting purposes.
 
#11
What To Do with a Caubeen,

Use it to collect spuds in!

Yes!. I heard that as well. I was told that the caubeen dates back to when Britain ruled Ireland and peasant Irish farmers worked the land. At the end of each day they were paid; in potatoes. The rate of pay was dictated by how many spuds they could fit in their hat. Hence a hat shaped like a sack.
 

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#12
Caubeen is what you get when you dont tell Paddy that the cap GS has been withdrawn and Berets are on issue now!
 
#13
These lads thought they were fine.

RUR NCOs with Monty Hawick 1944a.jpg

Second row sixth from the left is a bit of a chancer

Somewhere we have pics of a family member wearing one in Shanghai and Palestine as well.
 
#14
I dont wear one anymore unfortunately but if you think they are gash I'll bet my beret shaped in the style of a caubeen looks worse!

I was shown how to 'shape' my caubeen, no one ever told me what to do with the new silly looking hat...
 

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