Berets from the Basque region of Spain
The Finest Quality Beret on the Market
Above left, 13 inch (31.5 cm) Burgundy Super Luxury Beret
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 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 Zealand, 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 guarantee 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 material 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
The 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5. and 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!
Great beret I love it+
wonderful Noina, 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: 13" Grey;. Center: 13.25 inch beret, Right: 12 inch Khaki Below: Left 10", and right 11 inch U.N. Blue
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 stretch a beret!
New feature: click the size to see the beret on a manikin head (which has a 21"(53.34cm) head circumference)
Due to U.S Postal cutbacks and possible Customs security delays please allow 2-4 weeks for International delivery
Note: February, 2013, the postal
service doubled their international shipping rates. Shipping
to Canada & Mexico is now $8, and elsewhere $13.50.
USA shipping rate stays the same at $4.
I have new colors I'm only placing on my new
web site: New Beret Site!
You can use Paypal, below, to place an
order. No Paypal account needed
Order by Check instructions at bottom of page.
5.75 inch Doll Beret (14.6 cm), in Black, is: $5.00 plus shipping.
31 January 2022 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.
7 31 January 2022 I have 6+ in stock
Click below to order a Doll beret in Red.
Stroker Cap "Super Lujo" Boinas Prineos Peaked Beret (24.10cm), in Black, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 12 in stock.
Click below to order a Prineos Peaked beret in Black. Available in small/medium, or medium/large. Not recommended for people with heads over hat size 7 3/4
10 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (25.4cm),
in Black, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 13+ in stock
Click below to order a 10 inch beret in Black.
10.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (26.7cm), in Dark Blue, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 4+ in stock
Click below to order a 10.5 inch beret in Navy Blue.
11 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (27.9cm), in Dark Blue, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023 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; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 12+; in stock
Click below to order an 11 inch beret in Black.
11 inch "AÃ±o 1858" 150th
Anniversary Special Beret
(27.9cm), in Black, My price; $44.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
Click below to order an 11 inch "AÃ±o 1858" beret in Black.
11.5 inch "Super Lujo"
Beret (29.2cm), in Dark Blue, My
price; $39.50 (compare
elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 3 in stock
Click below to order an 11.5 inch beret in Navy Blue.
11.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret,
, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 12+ in stock
Click below to order an 11.5 inch beret in Black.
12 inch "Super
Lujo" Beret, in Black
12 inch beret (30.5cm), in Black, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023 I have 12+
Click below to order a 12 inch beret in Black.
12 inch 'Super Lujo" Beret, in Red, My
price; $39.50 (compare
elsewhere at $60+)
12 inch (30.5cm), in RED
17 March 2023, I have 2 in stock
Beret (31.75cm), in Black, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
17 March 2023, I have 10+ in stock;
Click below to order a 12.5 inch beret in Black.
13 inch "Super Lujo"
Beret (32.5cm), in Dark Blue, My price;
$39.50 (compare elsewhere at
Click below to order a 13 inch beret in Navy Blue.
14.5 inch (38cm) "Txapeldun" Beret,
17 March 2023, I have 10 in stock
My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
14.5 inch "Super Lujo" Beret (27.9cm), in LIGHT Blue, or Saviem Blue, U.N. Blue, or Blu de France, My price; $39.50 (compare elsewhere at $60+)
22 September 2022 I have 12+ in stock
Click below to order a 14.5 inch beret in Light Blue.
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),
You can also send a USD check to:
5218 20th Ave NW #210, Seattle Wa 98107 USA
please add $4 for shipping