Berets often are related to French culture. It is associated so much to represent the typical French stereotype, in addition to using the baguette, the Eiffel tower, and pampering. Although the beret is one of the accessories par excellence to imagine or symbolize French people, it has not Gallic origin.
However, the berets, as many people may think about the collective imagination, are not of French origin, is of Scottish origin. Between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Scottish Jacobin Forces wore berets as parts of their clothing at the time of fighting.
According to oil images, the berets worn by the Jacobite Forces were originally blue. If we want to add a curious history of berets and their correlation between Scotland and Spain, we have this. In 1719, 50 Hispanics fought to defend the last castle of Felipe V in Scotland against hundreds of English.
Also, in 1745 began the Jacobite rising against Great Britain. The Culloden Battle on April 1746 was the last confrontations of the Jacobite rising commanded by Charles Edward Stuart were decisively defeated by Hanoverian forces.
Later, in the nineteenth century (roughly the 1830s) the Spanish General Tomas Zumalacarregui y Imaz, better known as Count of Zumalacarregui left a public event with a beret on his dead, which was a milestone in the military fashion and from that moment, many armies began to copy that style and adapt in their troops.
With the passage of time, fashion was responsible for taking to the streets that accessory for people who had nothing to do with the army, creating a new fashion that emerged from a military trend.
Likewise, the trend advanced throughout the rest of Europe, but it was in France that it became too popular, so much that many people have though throughout their lives those berets are of Gallic origin.