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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:53 pm 
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Aloha All!

I have a question for the group - is it "appropriate" to just buy a fez online and wear it to the tiki bar, tiki events, etc. if you're not a Honui? I'm wondering if this is a sign of disrespect or lack of understanding of the FOM and the honor that it represents to wear one.

Please enlighten me. :fez:

Mahalo for reading.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:02 pm 
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Here is an article from our official blog that says about all we can say about our fez: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/new ... a-blue-fez

You probably wouldn't be able to just buy one of our fezes online. Because of the way we see our fez, we tend to not wear vintage fezes from other groups (e.g. Shriners), but fun fezes from fez-o-rama and other sources are welcome.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:30 pm 
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Here is an article from our official blog that says about all we can say about our fez: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/new ... a-blue-fez

You probably wouldn't be able to just buy one of our fezes online. Because of the way we see our fez, we tend to not wear vintage fezes from other groups (e.g. Shriners), but fun fezes from fez-o-rama and other sources are welcome.


Mahalo for the article. I understand because blue - B is the second letter of the alphabet and E is the fifth. :thumbsup:

Also, your comment that "fun fezes from fez-o-rama and other sources are welcome" answers my question perfectly.

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Aloha_Gidget88 wrote:
E33 wrote:
Here is an article from our official blog that says about all we can say about our fez: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/new ... a-blue-fez

You probably wouldn't be able to just buy one of our fezes online. Because of the way we see our fez, we tend to not wear vintage fezes from other groups (e.g. Shriners), but fun fezes from fez-o-rama and other sources are welcome.


Mahalo for the article. I understand because blue - B is the second letter of the alphabet and E is the fifth. :thumbsup:

Also, your comment that "fun fezes from fez-o-rama and other sources are welcome" answers my question perfectly.


Fez-O-Rama are great and the owner visits the Inferno Room when he's in town for some of the Cons when he can that is.

If'n you find a fun fez to wear, wear it with pride and a smile, but steer clear of Shriners et al like E33 said. :fez:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:07 pm 
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Rev_Dan wrote:

Fez-O-Rama are great and the owner visits the Inferno Room when he's in town for some of the Cons when he can that is.

If'n you find a fun fez to wear, wear it with pride and a smile, but steer clear of Shriners et al like E33 said. :fez:


Thanks for the info, Rev_Dan. Fez-O-Rama has a lot of fun and cute options, but I don't think I'm a fez wahine. I'll continue sticking flowers in my hair.

Also, for anyone who's interested, I found this Punch article about some of the historical crossovers between the fez and tiki.

:arrow: https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-th ... riner-fez/.

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Side note. I lived in Nigeria for a short time and each northern tribe had their own color or pattern. Here is one that was gifted to me. It is sported by the concrete corgi.Image


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:57 pm 
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It’s ok to wear the fez that Uncle Stan wears on Gravity Falls.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:44 pm 
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Aloha_Gidget88 wrote:
Rev_Dan wrote:

Fez-O-Rama are great and the owner visits the Inferno Room when he's in town for some of the Cons when he can that is.

If'n you find a fun fez to wear, wear it with pride and a smile, but steer clear of Shriners et al like E33 said. :fez:


Thanks for the info, Rev_Dan. Fez-O-Rama has a lot of fun and cute options, but I don't think I'm a fez wahine. I'll continue sticking flowers in my hair.

Also, for anyone who's interested, I found this Punch article about some of the historical crossovers between the fez and tiki.

:arrow: https://punchdrink.com/articles/what-th ... riner-fez/.


Fez-O-Rama has some great chapeaus as well. Fezmonger, Jason, and his wife are awesome. They typcially come around Gen Con, but not sure if what their travel plans are this year.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:00 pm 
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The Fez, as used in Tiki, is derived form the fraternal organizations of the early and mid 20th century, some of which persist to this day. Ultimately, it's just a fun and whimsical hat. if you want a great history of the Fez, here is a Youtube video from The History Guy that's pretty thorough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ZGXnQAU7Q

There are different opinions about wearing vintage fezzes or Shriners fezzes. I don't because I'm not part of those organizations. Besides, I prefer the ones from Fez-O-Rama. The Fez-O-Rama fezzes are so much fun they are practically addictive. I have 5 of them and suspect more int he future.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:50 am 
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Driftwood Daddy D (aka the husband, Daniel) has a fez from...The Order of the Golden Fez!

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I wear my fez in the shower.

You may now remove that image from your mind, :wowza:

I leave you with this thought:

Q: What do you call a dog that can do magic?
A: Labracabrador

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