I was surprised to get an email shortly after ordering that this beret was pre-order and would not be shipped out until October. And then even more surprised when, only a few days later in late August, I got an email that it had shipped.
I'm really happy with it now that I've received it. I thought it would be more of a lighter, linen-y material, but it's definitely a beret for cooler weather. It's so soft and I look forward to pairing it with a bunch of different outfits this winter.