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We have looked for the best fez company out there and have started working with Fez-o-rama. We are not able to sell them from our site due to the fact they have so many options and special features available. After speaking with @fezmonger (Jason Rodgers) I wanted to blog about his awesome site.
We take our fezzes very seriously. These are not some disposable tourist fez. They are designed for style and comfort, and after you have tried one on you will know the difference. Each Fez-o-rama fez goes through 26 quality checks before it gets shipped – 26 – ye gads! How many quality checks does your morning nonfat-venti-latte-with-two-splenda go through? huh?
We use velvet for our fezzes – NOT FELT – which makes our fezzes better. Period. Deal with it, and no – we won’t use felt… get over it. You’ll want to read about the latest Mark VI Fez – and its many improvements. Inside each of the Fez-o-rama fezzes are quilted linings – not cardboard – meaning you can crush/fold/pack your fez knowing that it will pop back into shape with minimal fuss. (just take care of that tassel!) And, speaking of tassels – each Fez-o-rama fez comes with a tassel cord lock so you can adjust the tassel length to suit your needs or swap it out for another color to suit your mood.
Our fezzes come in three sizes: ‘Low’, ‘Tall’, and ‘Venti’ – however, only the Low and Tall are available via the website. (The Venti is a custom order and not ready for general consumption) The Low fez is about 4 1/2″ in height and might remind one of a smoking cap; while the Tall is closer to 6″ and is what most people recognize as a tradition fez height.
As far as the care and feeding of the fez, we recommend hand washing with Wool-ite or similar (first remove the tassel) and then air drying the fez. Ideally you want to shape it back into its fez shape and prop it up so the bottom edge isn’t being crushed. A large can of beans can do the trick. We’ve had friends run the fez through the delicate cycle on a machine but you definitely want to avoid the dryer. That is where the real damage can happen with the heat and abrasion. The velvet is actually really durable, although you do want to avoid damaging the embroidery.
Our fezzes can be folded for travel with little fuss. Just give them a little time to breathe and they should pop back into shape. If any wrinkles persist, a light steaming will take care of the problem. Simply hold the fez above a kettle and lightly brush the velvet with your hand or a soft bristle brush. Once steamed let the fez rest and make yourself a nice cup of tea.
All of our designs are done “in-house” by the same guy that patterns the fezzes, engineers the embroideries, designs the graphics for this website, types the run-on sentences, and answers hypothetical questions in the third person. We also occasionally do collaborations with other artists that we meet along the way that inspire us.
We sell off our retired models at https://fez-o-rama.com/collections/retired-styles so they may not be the latest artwork but they are still collectible and limited edition.