Top 10 Cats Wearing a Fez

Growing up I have often seen various people wearing a fez hat. From Tommy Cooper to Matt Smith, but if I am honest not many more than that! It is a rather unusual piece of headgear that is for sure, but it is also something that cats seem to look rather good in! So join me as I tell some bad jokes, learn more about what a Fez really is and if cats really do look good in them…


Top 10 Cats Wearing a Fez

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Fezzes


Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

10 – “What does a kangaroo eat for breakfast? Pouched eggs”
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FACT: A Tarboosh, Fez and Ottoman tassel are all the same thing. But the name only changes depending on your religion!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

9 – “My palm read said ‘Your future looks pretty black.’ I said, “But that’s my gloves!”
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FACT: There is only 2 main style of Fez either in the shape of a truncated cone made of red felt, or a short cylinder made of kilim fabric both have the trademark tassel.

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

8 – “Two cannibals were eating a clown, one said ‘Does this taste funny to you?'”
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FACT: The first ever painting of a Fez is a portrait of the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II after his clothing reform in the military!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

7 – “I was a dancer once in Swan Lake. I fell in.”
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FACT: To be a true original Fez hat it has to be made by Andalusian Moors in the city of Fes, Morocco!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

6 – “There’s no end to my talent – and no beginning either.”
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FACT: In 1829 the Sultan ordered all of his civil officials to wear a plain fez, and also banned the wearing of turbans!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

5 – “What do you call an out-of-work jester? Nobody’s fool!”
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FACT: Although tradesmen and artisans generally rejected the fez it became a symbol of modernity throughout the Near East.

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

4 – “I Dislocated my jaw playing saxophone, turns out you blow the small end!”
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FACT: To meet escalating demand for them in 2012 and 2013, skilled fez makers were given guaranteed jobs and houses if they were willing to move to Morocco.

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

3 – “Last night I dreamt I was eating a large marshmallow. I woke up, my pillow had gone!”
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FACT: They might have been made in Morocco, but the dye they always used was made in the Czech Republic!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

2 – “I said to the doctor, ‘It hurts when I do this’ [raises arm]. He said, ‘Well, don’t do it!”
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FACT: In the 20th century the Fez was seen as exotic and romantic in the west and it enjoyed a vogue as part of men’s luxury smoking outfit!

Cat Wearing a Fez
Cat Wearing a Fez

1 –  “I’m on a whisky diet . . . last week I lost three days!”
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FACT: It was originally a symbol of Ottoman modernity, the fez over time came to be seen as part of an “Oriental” cultural identity.

21 thoughts on “Top 10 Cats Wearing a Fez”

  1. Thank you Beverly, who would have thought I could have even found 10 images of Fez wearing cats! The internet is a very strange place indeed.

  2. I know, just my little joke at the expense of Mr Cooper’s ghost. I live in Wales, just down the road from Tommy Cooper’s statue in Caerphilly, (methinks, it stands). The kitties’ owners went through so much trouble making those mini-Fez contraptions. My admiration is for them: for they had to deal with their stars’ Fez-cattitude during the photo session.

    Some of those kitties’ expression clearly says, “I’m so going to scratch my agent’s eyes out for signing me up for this undignified gig!”

  3. Good one! Fez-cattitude should become a new word for sure. And the jokes are from a very famous (Here in the UK anyway) Fez wearer called Tommy Cooper.

  4. Shouldn’t that read Fez-cattitude? Loved this post – did the jokes originate with the Fez creators or was this something the kitties cooked up between them? Don’t give up the day job yet, kitties!

  5. Always LOVE the cats….unimpressed, yes…however I defy any other creature to pull off wearing a fez like they do!!! Its Fez-attude :)). Thanks Russell.

  6. Russell, Russell, Russell… you are *so* punny!

    Heh… good post. Love the pictures of the cats. Hats on cats always looks cool!

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