Good day Life Junkies. Here’s a little KEYS101-
I was asked what’s the difference between a tam and beret, on yesterday.
Here’s my two cents.
The pattern and the knitting are nearly the same. The different names are used in different countries. For example, a tam is from Ireland or Scotland. A tam is a Scottish hat usually plaid with a pompom on top. It’s shaped like a dome or round spaceship.
The beret from France is flat and brimless all around . It’s shaped like a frisbee. A lot of stereotypical crooks wear them in movies or tv shows. No matter the fashion landscape, the beret is endured as a timelessly chic accent, worn both by renowned style icons of the ’40s Joan Crawford and Katharine Hepburn and contemporary, fashion-forward celebs like Diane Kruger.
Joan Crawford pictured in a beret.
A lot of people use these terms interchangeably, although in my mind they are clearly different. A beret has some crown height, rather than being fully symmetrical like a tam. A tam is a little deeper and able to hold your hair inside of it. The beret is more flat and worn tilted on the head or “cocked ace deuce” as the old timers would say…
Here’s an image of a tam