So, I got me this Fez see.....

Discussion in 'Hats' started by GWD, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    It's been months since I have anything interesting to post here, but I finally have something somewhat interesting.

    A couple of months ago, I had it in my mind I needed a Fez. Not just any run of the mill costume Fezzes, I wanted a real one. Turns out, a real authentic Fez is pretty rare here in the states.

    I found this one on eBay, advertised as a 19th Century Fez made in Cairo, Egypt.

    It arrived today covered in dust but in remarkable shape! I brushed it up and blew it off with compressed air and it turned out great!

    I thinking this was made for the tourist trade maybe back in the early 1900's based on the English on the label. I would love your input, maybe one of you history buffs and pin this one down.

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  2. RBH

    RBH Bartender


    I dont see the photos.. buts its great to see you here again!!!

    p.s. now I do!!! cool fez!!!
     
  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Is that a woven straw back on the felt?
     
  4. GWD

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    Yes, crazy huh?
     
  5. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    Thanks Rusty!!
     
  6. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Looks awesome for a first fez. I have yet to get myself a good one. Something to wear to the airport with a suit.
     
  7. Mobile Vulgus

    Mobile Vulgus One Too Many

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    Hey, I remember seeing that on ebay. I thought it was pretty cool and almost bid on it myself. I ended up passing because I just didn't know what I'd do with it.
     
  8. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I negotiated with him quite a bit, I think I paid a good price considering the shape it's in. :cool:
     
  9. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    That's pretty epic, GWD. I like it!

    But what do you wear one with?
     
  10. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

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    I'm guna wear it in my "Man Cave", now I need a nice smoking jacket.
     
  11. Dewhurst

    Dewhurst Practically Family

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    Very cool idea!

    I can't help one bit on the whole placing of this hat in history thing. Sorry.
     
  12. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

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    That fez has some serious competition for Cool, and it comes from just to the right, in the form of a fez-sporting wooden simian. Nice score GWD, and how does it fit?
     
  13. GWD

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    That's Darwin the Hut Monkey, "The Hut" is what we call the Man Cave. I really don't know how it's supposed to fit, but based on Photos of other Fez wearing folk, I think it fits fine! About two and a half fingers above the ears.
     
  14. Jedwbpm

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    Now this is a Fez
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    Lets party

    Jeff
     
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  15. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'd love to see a picture of that.

    Great to see you posting Gary.
     
  16. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    I dunno. It looks a lot like the touristy fezes my brother and I bought in Egypt in 1962. If it was significantly old it would be in MUCH worse shape than it is. I suspect it's less than 20 years old cheapy fez for the tourist trade. Sorry. You could have got it for maybe $5 bucks at any tourist souvenir place in Cairo.
    Edit: But it's still super cool! Please don't let me be a wet blanket. Enjoy it!
     
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  17. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hey Gary...

    I think you need this to put it in, in case you wanna travel with it. :p
     
  18. MisterGrey

    MisterGrey Practically Family

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    "Excuse us, sir, but could you come this way, please? Thank you. Now, please put your hands on the wall..."
     
  19. GWD

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    It doesn't surprise me at all, it's still cheaper than a trip to Cairo! Not that I wouldn't want to go.

    I knew it was "touristy"! Thanks for the info!
     
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  20. GWD

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    Thanks Bolt! I'll pass.
     

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