Che Guevara’s latest beret was made by a French clothing house still in business

Che Guevara’s latest beret was made by a French clothing house still in business

The Laulhère house had to dig through its archives to authenticate the badge sewn into this revolutionary beret bought in Cuba by a collector… Extract from the magazine “8:30 pm Saturday” broadcast on January 23, 2021, just after the newspaper de France 2.

VIDEO.  Che Guevara's latest beret was made by a French clothing house still in business

“We are the last historic manufacturer of berets with the last factory which is 180 years old”, this Rosabelle Forzi in the magazine “8:30 pm on Saturday” (replay). In 2012, it bought the Laulhère house, founded at the foot of the French Pyrenees in 1830 and which began to make this type of headgear in 1840.

“One day, I received an email from a blogger who told me that Che Guevara’s last beret [1928-1967] was sold to Cuba, tells the owner of the company labeled Origine France Garantie and Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV). He sends me the photo of the collector with this beret on his knees. And it is true that it looks very clearly like a beret of the house… ”

The badge track …

“It arouses my curiosity and the question of going to Cuba crosses my mind, tell Rosabelle Forzi who noticed the badge sewn inside which is a signature of the house. Historically, I have always had this ‘Vrai Basque’ badge from Laulhère, except that it does not look exactly like the one on the market today. ”

“We look in the archives and, in one of the binders, we end up finding the exact crest which is the one on Che’s beret, specifies the boss of the clothing house. Cit is a great joy! We knew that we were really part of history, but here we are part of the great history… ”

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