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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Hatu Matoa
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We get this question a lot. A whole lot.

I suppose it was foreseeable, the fez is not only a fine example of fashionable headgear, but it also has a huge amount of kitsch appeal to some, is fun to wear, etc.

And some people collect them... and ours are rather rare.

But no, you may not buy one from us. I am afraid it does not and cannot work that way.

..and joining the Order does not secure you a fez either. You are not handed one when you pass initiation.

Only certain Moai (The Honui) are called upon to wear the fez, and they are very proud of that honor. This is important to note, as you may find yourself at an event where there are Moai in fezzes. There are likely a great number of Moai at the event who are not Honui yet. So looking for Fellows of the Moai Order by looking for the fez is only going to get you access to a limited number of our wonderful people. You might be surprised at who you know that is a Fellow.

No, I cannot tell you anything more about the Honui or why they are fezzed.



The next question we get is:

Is it real?

Yes, it is authentic, made of wool felt, leather headband, the whole nine yards. Produced by the wonderful folks at D. Turin, who also make the Shriner's fezzes by the same spec.


Hopefully this answers these common questions.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:30 pm 
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It is something to aspire to attain! But, if someone wants to sport a "recreational" fez prior to attaiing a FOM fez, they might want to access Fez-o-rama to find that perfect personalized fez:

http://www.fez-o-rama.com/

Jason (aka Fezmonger) is a great guy and he makes some fun fezes. Nonetheless, they pale in comparrison to the fez of the Honui.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:50 pm 
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True, friend, but believe me when I say, a fez earned is much much sweeter than a fez bought.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:27 pm 
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True, friend, but believe me when I say, a fez earned is much much sweeter than a fez bought.


Reverently noted, BigD. I have to "earn" FOM membership first!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:57 am 
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But, if someone wants to sport a "recreational" fez prior to attaiing a FOM fez, they might want to access Fez-o-rama to find that perfect personalized fez:
http://www.fez-o-rama.com/

Hear, hear! Plain, authentic Moroccan fezzes are out there too, if you look. I cringe when people who have never "crossed the hot sands" don Shriner fezzes. I'd never dream of wearing a Honui fez before being honored with that title. They both stand for something. :fez:

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:24 pm 
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considered buying a shriner fez I found at a local antique mall. The gentleman who ran the place wanted 15 bucks. I didn't buy it. How he arbitrarily gave it a 15 dollar price value on it, I don't know. The place looked like a hoarders paradise and not a price on anything. Anyway... I'll keep my fez head virgin until I earn one I suppose (fingers crossed).

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:55 am 
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$15 is a good price if the fez is in decent shape - but I wouldn't wear a fraternal fez I didn't earn...

Stick around - take a shot!

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Big D... it wasn't worth it. I agree... if it wasn't earned it wasn't worth wearing. Probably came out of some dead Shriner's estate sale anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:41 pm 
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...and no one wants to mess with a Zombie Shriner.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:10 pm 
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>racks shotgun shell into chamber<

Wanna bet, amigo?

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:55 pm 
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...and no one wants to mess with a Zombie Shriner.

Zombie Shriner driving a mini car.... great visual. Artists... get to work on this one!

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:34 pm 
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TikiMo wrote:
turbogod wrote:
...and no one wants to mess with a Zombie Shriner.

Zombie Shriner driving a mini car.... great visual. Artists... get to work on this one!


That would make an awesome t-shirt or print.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:49 pm 
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Riptide wrote:
TikiMo wrote:
turbogod wrote:
...and no one wants to mess with a Zombie Shriner.

Zombie Shriner driving a mini car.... great visual. Artists... get to work on this one!


That would make an awesome t-shirt or print.


How about a Zombie Shriner WEARING a mini car?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:42 am 
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I have several fezzes that I have bought from Fez-o-rama. However, this fez seems more like an accomplishment than a product. Because of that, I would love the chance to earn it. Don't get me wrong. I'll still wear my fezzes, but the chance to earn a FOM fez would be a very high honor for me.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:15 pm 
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I get the feeling you are trying to say you wanna join the FOM!?!?!?

You may want to find the thread How Can I Become a Fellow Moai?
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It is super helpful and guides you along the steps. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:00 pm 
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BlondDi wrote:
I get the feeling you are trying to say you wanna join the FOM!?!?!?

You may want to find the thread How Can I Become a Fellow Moai?
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5937

It is super helpful and guides you along the steps. :)


Yes, I do. And yes I have. My main problem is I have a hard time communicating on forums. It's just something for me to get used to.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:16 pm 
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That is one thing that I have learned in life, anything in life that's worth having is worth earning! I someday hope to earn a fezzes! But........
first things first, I have to become a member first.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:29 pm 
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TikiMo wrote:
considered buying a shriner fez I found at a local antique mall. The gentleman who ran the place wanted 15 bucks. I didn't buy it. How he arbitrarily gave it a 15 dollar price value on it, I don't know. The place looked like a hoarders paradise and not a price on anything. Anyway... I'll keep my fez head virgin until I earn one I suppose (fingers crossed).


Values of Shriners fezzes vary widely because the fezzes themselves do, so fifteen bucks is probably pretty reasonable, unless it had all kinds of bullion and such on it. Frankly, I think shrine fezzes have leaned over to the tacky side with rhinestones and such.

I'd probably underscore that it's generally best not to wear any fraternal bling you didn't earn, but there are generally held exceptions. Square & compass, typically nope. Unless you've got your father or grandfather's ring or something. Familial ties can be important, but stick it in your pocket or on a string around your neck. Wear it if you follow in his footsteps and join.

A shrine fez? meeeh. The shrine does great, charitable work. I'd hate to be wearing one for fun, and then some kid comes up to me on crutches and thanks me for helping him walk again. Awkward. But the Shrine exists for fun and good times, mostly, so I'd have no issue wearing one as a piece of retro-hipsterism in appropriate venues.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:45 pm 
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I agree. I might save a fez from the trash heap but I would not wear it.

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