The beret is to be worn with the band horizontal across the head and 1 inch (2.5 cm) above the eyebrows.
The badge must be above the left eye and must not be obscured when viewed from the front.
Before you wear you beret for the first time it needs to be shaped. To do this put a little cold water in the bath and hot water in the sink. Without getting the leather band wet, alternatively immerse the beret in the hot and cold water.
In between each hot and cold cycle put the beret on your head, holding the badge and pulling the excess material towards your right ear.
After several attempts it should be the right shape. If you can, wear the beret until it dries, so it moulds to the shape of your head.