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#1 Basque Beret

The Best Quality Beret on the Market

Above, the standard 12.25 inch beret (31.5 cm)

Difficult to find even in Spain, you have found what I, in my humble opinion, consider to be THE greatest boina, or beret made. This Basque Beret is from the Spanish Basque region, made by Boinas Elósegui, a small family company; one of the last beret makers outside of China. These high quality beret are made of a substantial, superior quality black 100% wool that is woven and felted by the company. I have seen and owned a lot of berets over the years and have never found one I would consider equal in quality.A bold statement I know but I have been selling these on ebay for over a decade now and have had nothing but praise; and many reorders.

The berets I sell do not have a leather headbands, they use the beret material as the headband. Why do I like this better than a beret with a leather headband? In a word; comfort. This is a personal preference but I feel these berets fit one's head shape better. Once Stretched to fit your head, the headband doesn't change size (neither stretch nor shrink) or get dry and stiff like a leather band can. They can be stretched to fit even the biggest head size & shape (I recommend the 11" and larger if you have a large head like me), and fits all but the smallest heads (the headband comes about 6.5 inches in diameter from the factory) making it a great present as there's no guessing on size. It also rolls, or folds, up easy for putting in your pocket or packing. This is one of the few hats I can wear all day, even forgetting it's on my head. I wear my beret year round. It's great in the rain, shades my head in the summer (how they are used in the Basque country). I use to wear it as my bike hat; until the city mandated helmets. Darn! Should you really want a beret with a headband, most any shoe repair shop could add a strip of leather to any of these berets, and the quality of the leather will no doubt be much nicer than what a hat company would offer.

So why is a photographer importing and selling berets? Simple, I enjoy spreading the word about this great beret; I guess it's my hobby. I got started selling berets because years back I lost my beloved beret (same maker), bought in San Sebastian, Spain. After searching high and low for a replacement, even resorting to an expensive French brand, none could repalce what the one I lost. So, I tracked down the company that had made my first beret, bought in bulk and sold the extras on ebay. This lead to me reordering , expanding into other colors and sizes (all suggestions by buyers). Now my berets can be found on happy heads in all corners of the U.S. and the world (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungry, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zeland, Norway , Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, and even Spain ) and never a complaint about quality. It makes a great gift.

A great value made by a small 150+ year old family company in the Basque region of Spain. You can compare my berets to others costing $55 and more; it's that nice and it's that great a value (and my profit margin is that low). You, or your loved one, will love it, I'm sure!

I started just offering a 12.5 inch diameter beret but now offer other beret sizes and colors: The slightly smaller 11 inch still bigger than most hat store berets), the orginal 12.5 inch, now in: Black, Blue, and Red. an even larger 13.5 inch diameter beret (34 cm), and a crazy really big 14.5 incher! These are even more difficult to find and I can almost garantee you will not meet anyone else wearing such berets! The 13.5 and 14.5 inch berets are renaissance artist-type berets. Really big, lots of materal to shape and style.They're also what the Basque cowboys wear to protect themselves from the weather.Due to customer requests, I'm now offering a 10.5" beret as well.

All the berets I sell are made by Boinas Elosegui, of Tolosa, Spain.
The 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5. amd 13 inchers are the "Super Luxury", or Super Lujo model. The best they make.
The 11.5 inch brown and Green are the "Fina", a quality step down from the Super Luxury. Still better quality than most berets but it is a bit looser in weave. It's the only way I can get this brown and Basque Green color.
The 13.5 and 14.5 inchers are the "Txapeldun" model. It's the same quality wool as the "Super Luxury" but woven tighter to compensate for their size.

The Beret Buyer's Tribute Page: photos from buyers

Here is some feedback from my Ebay sales

• Wow! Most Highly Recommended! The Stetson Stratoliner of Berets! I'll be Back...
• The Best Basque Beret ever. AAA+++
• i am now one of the proud owners of his beautiful beret! thanks!
• Grreat beret I love it+
• wonderfull boina, extra fast shipping, excellent to deal with seller
• Fantastic, well made beret ... great service, I fully recommend this seller
• fantastica boina o txapela great seller 100% AAA++++ great Item fast shipping
• Beautiful beret and great material and shape - I love it - fast shipping :)
• Great beret, best we have found anyplace.
• You are right-this is a fantasic beret! Fast ship. Nicer ebayer. Thanks!
• Superior in every way! A+++
• Love my beret, perfect ! Thank you 1
• Great beret, the quality of product is amazing, as is the S&H,service & comm. A+
• Thanks a Million, 2nd one!! Husband LOVES it, his friends LOVE it! Thanks alot!!
• the hat is of beautiful quality
• Size really does matter! Lovely, large beret is fantastic
• finest quality beret I've ever seen!!!
• Better than I'd hoped for, beret is absolutely fabulous! Thanks Ron!! AAA++++++

•My husband is absolutely thrilled with it and says it is the best quality he has ever seen, with an unbelievably good price! I will be sending you a picture.

 

Above left: Blue, Grey, black 13". Right: 13.5 inch beret, Below: Left 10", and right Red

Sizing:
All the berets I sell come from the factory with a 6.5" diameter headband.
I include instructions how to stretch the headband to fit the wearer's head. It's easy to do and once stretched stays that size.
Ordering advice: Take a look at the photos before you order, keep in mind even the 11 inch is a bit larger than most berets on the street! Most dime store berets are 10".
. If you have a small head, really large head (over 7 3/4 hat size), please contact me so I can advise you.

If you have a big head like me, hat size 7 3/4+ (60cm), I would not recommend a size smaller than 11".

I personally like the 12 and 12.5 inch but I have a big head and this gives me a bit more fabric to work with.
I accept returns (less shipping costs); provided they are returned as-new.

New! I finally made a short video on how-to strech a beret!
New feature: click the size to see the beret on a manikin head (which has a 21"(53.34cm) head circumrence)
Due to U.S Postal cutbacks and possible Customs security delays please allow 2-4 weeks for International delivery

Note: Febuary, 2013, the postal service doubled their internataional shipping rates. Shipping to Canada & Mexico is now $8, and elsewhere $13.50. Sorry.

USA shipping rate stays the same at $4.

order below!

You can use Paypal, below, to place an order. Order by Check instructions at bottom of page.

5.75 inch Doll Beret (14.6 cm), in Black, is: $5.00 plus shipping.
23 October I have 6 in stock

Click below to order a Doll beret in Black.

5.75 inch Doll Beret (14.6 cm), in Red, is: $5.00 plus shipping.
23 October I have 6 in stock
Click below to order a Doll beret in Red.

Sizing Note: I do not recommend the 9.5 and 10. inch for larger heads ( 7 3/4+) as it will be difficult to stretch; please contact me before ordering


9.5 inch
"Super Lujo" Beret (24.10cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 9.5 inch beret in Black.

10 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (25.4cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 10 inch beret in Black.


10.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (26.7cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

23 October 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 10.5 inch beret in Black.


10.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (26.7cm), in Navy Blue, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 10.5 inch beret in Navy Blue.


10.5 inch
"Super Lujo" Beret (26.7cm), in Red, is: My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

23 October ave 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 10.5 inch beret in Red.


11 inch
"Super Lujo" Beret (27.9cm), in Navy Blue, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Blue.


11 inch "Super Lujo"
Beret (27.9cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 6+ in stock, more in few weeks
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Black.

 

11.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (29.2cm), in Navy Blue, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 Octoberr, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Navy Blue.

 

11.5 inch "Fina" beret (29.2cm), in Brown, is: My price; $33.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Brown.

11.5 inch "Fina" beret (29.2cm), in Bright Basque Green, is: $33.50 plus shipping.
23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Bright Green .

 

11.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret, in Black
11.5. inch beret (29.2cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 6+ in stock, more within a week (I hope)
Click below to order a 11.5 inch beret in Black.

11.5 inch "Super Lujo" Basque Beret, in DARK BROWN (a special limited edition)
23 October, I have 12+ in stock, click below to order $37.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+):

11.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (29.2cm), in Red, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October , I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order an 11.5 inch beret in Red.

New,custom color, limited stock item:
11.5 inch (29.2cm) "Super Lujo" Beret in Grey
23 October, I have 12+ in stock,
My price; $35.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

 


11.5 inch (29.2cm) "Super Lujo" Basque Beret; in Natural (undyed,cream color)
23 October, I have 12+ in stock. This is a limited, special order I placed
My price, $37.50, click below to order

12 inch "Super Lujo" Beret, in Black
12. inch beret (30.5cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October I have 6- in stock , more in a few weeks
Click below to order a 12 inch beret in Black.

 

12 inch 'Super Lujo" Beret, in Red, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
12 inch (30.5cm), in RED
23 October, I have 6+ in stock, click below to orde


New item, custom color, limited supply
12 inch (30.5cm) Deep Red (Burgundy) 'Super Lujo' Beret
23 October, I have 12+ in stock, My price; $35.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

12 inch (30.5cm) "Super Lujo" Basque Beret, in KHAKI Green (a special limited edition run)

23 October, I have 3 of the 12 Khaki, $37.50; click below to order

12 inch (30.5cm) "Super Lujo" Basque Beret, in BLUE
23 October, I have 6+ in stock, click below to order, $35.50

12.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (31.75cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 0 in stock, more in a week or so
Click below to order a 12.5 inch beret in Black.


12.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (31.75cm), in Navy Blue, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
23 October, I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order a 12.5 inch beret in Navy Blue.

 

12.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (31.1cm), in Red, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)25
10 June, I have 0 in stock
Red.

13 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (32.5cm), in Black, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in Black.

23 October, I have 6+ in stock.

13 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (32.5cm), in RED, My price; $35.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in RED.

23 October, I have 6+ in stock.

13 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (32.5cm), in Burgundy, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
This is a special order, non-standard factory color!
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in Burgundy.

23 October, I have 12+ in stock.


13 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (32.5cm), in Navy Blue, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+).
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in Navy Blue.

23 October, I have 6+ in stock

13 Inch"Super Lujo" Beret (32.5cm), in Grey, My price; $34.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
This is a special order, non-standard factory color!
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in Grey.

23 October, I have 12+ in stock.


13.5 inch "Txapeldun" Beret (34cm), in Black, My price; $35.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)

23 October I have 1 in stock, more in a few weeks

Click below to order a 13.5 inch beret

 

14.5 inch (38cm) "Txapeldun" Beret, in Black
23 October
, I have 6+ in stock, more on their way
My price; $35.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)



Below is the crazy large 14.5 inch berets (38 cm) !

Below is a 14.5 inch compared to a 12 inch beret.

 

 

 

Return & Exchange Policy. Should you decide the beret you ordered is just not for you I will refund the beret cost (less shipping),
assuming you return it in new condition.(hasn't been tried on (not stretched even slightly out of shape) and with the plastic sleeve; or I will ship an exchange size free of charge.

Please keep in mind that even the 11 inch beret is larger than your standard store beret.

 

You can also send a USD check to:

Ron Greer
5218 20th Ave NW #210, Seattle Wa 98107 USA

please add $4 shipping ($6 for 2)

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