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Old 08-04-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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Q:Paratrooper Berets on Ebay

Hey guys,

I have been pointed to Banjomans Berets by several people for my paratroopers. Although they are probably about as high end as berets in this scale get, I-being myself- always look for a cheaper alternative.

I found some berets on ebay that are not of quite the same quality, but do look as if they might be alright.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

The two things on these berets that are not acceptable in my opinion, but certainly fixable are the badge and the elastic lining. Color might also be an issue, but that is also something that can be fixed. The thing that I am stumpted on is the shape of these berets. Something looks wrong, but I cannot tell what. This is where I need an expert opinion.

Is the shape of the berets wrong?
Also, is there any other possible problem with them besides shape? i.e. material

Thank you,
Ben
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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It's very difficult to tell from one photo.

That one shot makes it look more like a modern US beret, although it could just be the way it's been placed.

The band around the rim is also too deep.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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The elastic edge , instead of the correct leather , ruins these in my eyes : I wouldn't bother.

As to shape : well , that shown in your link is more like the modern style , which have got noticeably smaller since WW2 : ythey are now tiny in comparison with those worn in 1944.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Alright, it looks like Banjomans will be the only way to go. I was thinking that the front on these looked too short-meaning that the rest of the beret in turn would have to be too small. Thanks for the help!
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