The Fez Hat

The fez hat is one of the most iconic hats in history. Because of its unique shape and style, it can easily be distinguishable even from afar. Have you ever wondered about the history of this hat? Read on below to learn more!

This red, cylindrical hat, also called a 'tarboosh' is mostly worn in Mediterranean countries but it is believed to have originated in Morocco. The popular hat has a long and rich history that dates back to the 1800s. 

fez hat man

photo: menwit

In the past, the fez hat became sort of a status symbol for rich and important men. Typically, it was worn by those who are from the higher class of society. The color red also symbolized wisdom, so it was believed that those who wore this hat had high intelligence.

fez hat

photo: menwit

Over the years, the fez hat has become more modern. The Western world has also gained interest in the unique accessory, so it has now reached a bigger audience. 

Learn more about the history of hats here.