Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Fezzes Arn't Just for Comedy
The Fez is either truncated cone or short cylinder sometimes with a tassel on top and made of red felt.
One of the worlds top ten hats, worn by Tommy Cooper, Dr Who, Madness, Laurel and Hardy, wind up or evil monkeys and people from Cyprus.
Heavily associated with people from north Africa and other countries around the Mediterranean like Morocco, Turkey and Greece.
They were worn back at least as far as the 15th Century and even adapted as part of the German army uniform. Some military fez's even had different coloured detachable tassels to signify rank or unit.
I've have had this fez so long I can't remember were I got it.