The Fez: the New Archtypical Hipster Headgear.


Cthulhu Fez
The Cthulhu Fez

WE DID IT FIRST!!! HONEST!!!

Recent postings on the latest version of the NOVAG Fez, the tasseled green tarboush of the Northern VirginiA Gamers’ club (NOVAG) in the D.C. suburbs should be proof positive: we considered Fezzes to be the hippest head gear on the planet long before these johnny come late-lies showed up.

The new Doctor Who agrees with us (shouldn’t he become an honorary member of NOVAG now?).

With all that being said, the product line at Fez-0-Rama is visually stunning and quite pleasing to the geeks in all of us. They are made of heavier cloth than the rigid cardboard and felt fez we are using, with velvet finish and embroidered art. To quote “Fez-o-Joe”, “The fezzes are embroidered, not patches and the lining is quilted cotton. This means you can pack your fez, crush it, etc. and it’ll come back into shape.” They are a bit pricey at 60 bucks but the visual quality appears self-evident.

Lono Fez! Sons of the Desert! Doctor Who Tardis Fez! The Android Logo Fez! These guys are definitely catering to the ultra hip nerd elite. And that’s fine. Your faithful narrator has ever been a promoter of the silly hat concept. Me, I think I have my specialty fez already picked out….

2 comments

  1. Hey – thanks for the link – and praise! The fezzes are embroidered, not patches and the lining is quilted cotton. This means you can pack your fez, crush it, etc. and it’ll come back into shape.

    Any chance I could get you to link to the main page? We’re going to be updating the URL’s shortly, and those will be 404.

    Thanks, and have fun!

    – Joe

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