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  • Shaping your Beret

    Hi folks!

    Following the loss of a dear friend after 15 years,(i.e my beret was nicked) I have recently acquired a new lid.
    Now the problem is that it looks like a bakers hat and I'm climbing the walls trying to shape it!

    Has anyone got some good tips on how to transform it into something resembling a piece of military uniform??

    Cheers gang!
    Go Mairidís Beo

  • #2
    Whatever you do, dont click this link.

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    • #4
      Ah sure Joshua where would I be without ya!
      Go Mairidís Beo

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      • #5
        Joshua, the conversation killer.

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        • #6
          Your not new at this are you??
          Go Mairidís Beo

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Traumagod View Post
            Hi folks!

            Following the loss of a dear friend after 15 years,(i.e my beret was nicked)

            Cheers gang!
            It lasted 15 years??

            what colour was it and did you take it out for walkies much??

            Connaught Stranger

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
              It lasted 15 years??

              what colour was it and did you take it out for walkies much??

              Connaught Stranger
              it ended up a very light green!! But it was nearly legion size at that stage as well!

              As for walkies, well im normally found behind the wheel of a truck so it was nicely minded and pampered until some light fingered so and so decided to take a fancy to it.

              The biggest pisser tho is that it had my dad's brass badge on it He was in our unit in the sixties so I was more angry over that than anything else.
              Go Mairidís Beo

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              • #9
                Someone should start a thread of how not to shave your beret and include pictures, there are some shocking bad ones out there
                Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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                • #10
                  5 Easy Steps:

                  1. Fill sink with hot water and soak beret in it. (don't burn hands)
                  2. Wring out beret.
                  3. Put beret on your head and mould to your required shape.
                  4. When you have the desired shape leave your beret on your head while you watch t.v. etc. for about an hour or so.
                  5. When beret has cooled place on a shelf with the right hand side hanging down. It will "set " in this shape and should hold it for some time.

                  The removal of the lining may help you to get the right shape but some people will tell you that this is damaging govt property.

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                  • #11
                    property which they buy with our money dagnabbit!

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                    • #12
                      I've been wearing mine for two years with it looking like sh**e...

                      However, due to our fantastic summer and being stuck on a godforsaken range for a few days during camp this year, the rain moulded into a very nice shaping lid...

                      (I suppose wearing it in the shower would be a better equivalent...)

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                      • #13
                        You could break it in with one of these in less than a minute:




                        Much more exciting than just wearing a wet beret on your head.

                        Solution for an idiot: frontline infantry.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Traumagod View Post
                          Hi folks!

                          Following the loss of a dear friend after 15 years,(i.e my beret was nicked) I have recently acquired a new lid....
                          Originally posted by Traumagod View Post
                          ....The biggest pisser tho is that it had my dad's brass badge on it He was in our unit in the sixties so I was more angry over that than anything else.
                          Reading between the lines, I would say that the cap badge was the target, rather than the
                          beret. Keep a watch out, and when you see it (the badge) again, ensure that the culprit
                          sincerely regrets it !!! Light fingered fcuker

                          Originally posted by Whippet View Post
                          You could break it in with one of these in less than a minute:

                          If that thing came near me, it wouldn't be long about getting introduced
                          to 5.56mm x 45mm !!!
                          "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
                            Reading between the lines, I would say that the cap badge was the target, rather than the
                            beret. Keep a watch out, and when you see it (the badge) again, ensure that the culprit
                            sincerely regrets it !!! Light fingered fcuker



                            If that thing came near me, it wouldn't be long about getting introduced
                            to 5.56mm x 45mm !!!
                            I do hope the Fagan that pinched my lid comes across that little fella some time!
                            Go Mairidís Beo

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