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Armed Forces Berets
Wool military beret without the "pip" on top.
Camo Beret
Fully lined, adjustable drawstring fit with insignia stiffener on left and sweatband.
Commando Berets
Wool with silk lining and black vinyl sweatband; adjustable drawstring.
Custom Beret Flashes
Design your own distinctive fully-embroidered beret flashes!
Drill Team Berets
Wool, 10-inch adjustable to head size.
How To Determine Beret Size
Instructions on measuring to determine the size you will need as well as a chart of sizes.
Ranger Beret Flashes
Army ROTC Ranger Flash - gold and black.
Special Forces Beret Flashes
Choose from a variety of colors and designs.
Special Forces Berets
Regulation Special Forces style: wool, fully lined with black vinyl sweatband, badge stay, and adjustable drawstring for perfect size fit.

Armed Forces Berets

How do you shape a beret? – That’s a question that comes up again and again. It seems to be a tradition that’s passed down from soldier to soldier (or from Glendale to customer)! Here are the required steps:

  1. Start with an unlined beret or cut out the lining of the beret to reduce bulk and ease shaping. We sell the Armed Forces Berets without lining as a cheaper alternative to start with.
  2. Wet and shave the beret inside and out to remove the layer of fuzz. That will ensure the wool has a smooth appearance. (Shaving the beret while it’s wet should make the job easier.)
  3. Form fit the beret. Soaking the beret before donning it will help stretch the wool and form it to the wearer’s head. Most of the beret’s material should be pulled down so it drapes over the right ear. The cardboard stiffener should be centered over the wearer’s left eye so the headband is about two finger-widths above the eyebrow. Pinch the cardboard stiffener so that the wool dips down behind it. Tie the two laces in the back in a non-slip knot for a snug fit, then cut off the ends of the ties.
  4. Dry the beret – by freezing it or just wearing it until it dries.
  5. Have the flash centered on the beret’s cardboard stiffener and sewn on. Though some might suggest that it’s best to sew the unit flash on as a first step, you run the risk of the beret color bleeding into the flash when it’s wet.