“THE American arrives in Paris with a number of French phrases he has culled from a conversational information or picked up from a buddy who owns a beret.” Fred Allen, one in every of America’s hottest comedians, hit the beret dilemma on the, ahem, head when he described their innate pretension. There is a feeling that the pancake-shaped hat is a Gallic birthright – and that anybody else is merely taking part in the pouting, pancake-hatted Parisienne. Allen can be amused to listen to the beret has emerged as autumn/winter 2017’s most divisive accent, with the road fashion set (to not point out Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has made leather-based variations by Stephen Jones a key weapon in her Dior lady’s arsenal) decided to make the flat-crowned hat occur. The way to put on it now? Take inspiration from the pavement-pounders: do not be afraid to accessorise with earrings or sun shades, or to attempt head-to-toe black. Simply avoid tourist-shop purple – until that is a part of your irony-laden look.