Baker’s assistant’s berets and caps
Recently, someone’s column came across the phrase: the boundaries of good and bad taste are determined by everyone individually for themselves and in no other way. It’s an obvious idea, but I couldn’t come to it on my own after three years of discussions in this blog about what is beautiful and what is not. Of course, I have formed an opinion on many issues of appearance. And, of course, for the reader, my “postulates” are true only if he finds reasons (at the level of logic or just sensations) to agree with them. So, my personal watershed in terms of good and bad taste can be determined, including on the basis of the choice of headwear. The second place in the “bad taste” Department is taken by the favorite beret of the masses. And the first (even more honorable) — baker boy hat, so popular with fashion divas.Let’s start, with a blessing, from the second place. With great difficulty, I was able to find just a few examples where the beret did not seem pretentious, unnecessary, attracting attention, but having nothing to say in essence, the subject. You know how sometimes a girl in a large company suddenly gets up (from the sofa, from the table), cheerfully announces that she wants to say something very important, everyone has already turned and prepared to listen, but then she hesitates, says “Oh, no, I’m just…” and, giggling nervously, moves away (sits down). This is how the company acts: it draws a lot of attention to itself, but does not say anything intelligible.
Perhaps it’s the lack of functionality. The beret, pulled over the ears, looks terribly stupid. A beret that covers only the top of the head does not carry any function at all, while all other items of modern wardrobe have such a function.
More or less worthy examples of how, with incredible efforts, you can fit a beret into kits that would be great without it:
Well, this is how it is worn in real life (it’s cold, everything is clear, but there is a simple cap, why do you need to buy a beret and pull it down with all your strength):
Now about the “Baker’s assistant’s hat”. There is no other wardrobe item that would so well confirm doubts if they arose (whether to focus on the taste of this person or he is personally alien to me). If the person does not know what to say to the world around them, then this cap says very confidently: “I, actually!”. What exactly “actually” is completely impossible to understand, we can only hope that it is at least different for everyone (because the external similarities of their owners are somehow striking).
In General, I’m for a hood and a simple knitted hat. They just say, ” when I’m cold, I warm up.” And the citizens are happy to go home.