Berets are headgears known to the Minoans, Etruscans and Romans and in northern Europe since the Bronze Age. It is supposed that the precursor comes from the Celtic culture. Beret hats’ popularity grew in the Later Middle Ages which is seen from miniatures; in the Renaissance, they officially turned into a military garment item. There are many portraits painted within this period representing a wide range of men’s berets, sewn of exquisite fabrics like velvet, trimmed, garnished with precious stones, feathers or embroidery. The Italian accessory became an ancestor for French beret which is now associated with artists and bohemian representatives.