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Once again it is time to turn to our annual tradition of marking the changing of the calendar year by watching the entire Marx Brothers' oeuvre, in order, starting December 31st and running until we're done. The point of doing this is to end the year the way we began it: laughing and celebrating my favorite classic-comedy team. To coincide with our movie marathon, each year we open up orders for a special tribute to Groucho and the boys, the Freedonian Fez. Inspired by the fantastic film Duck Soup, the Freedonian features the great seal of Freedonia emblazoned on our...

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Our long gestating playing-card themed design is finally available on the web site. The Suicide King Fez is our take on the classic self-skewering king of hearts imagery. I first teased the concept sketch for this over a year and a half ago and it has taken me this long to get this into thread. The challenge with this design was the amount of small detailed patterns traditionally found in playing card design. I also had a good time working with a mostly primary color palette. I wasn't sure that I would be able to capture the same mood found in...

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The Freedonian Fez returns for one week only! Those of you that have been following my antics for some time are likely aware of my love for the Marx Brothers and our tradition of ending the year the same way began it, watching all of the Marx Bros. films in chronological order. This year we will be hitting the road to Northern California to participate in TWiT's 24 Hours of 2015: A Benefit for UNICEF so in lieu of watching the movies, we are honoring the intent by bringing back the classic Freedonian Fez as a Fez of the Week offering. This tall...

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We've returned from the road and we've brought this special Limited Edition fez with us! This blue on blue variant of our Luchador fez was created for the Denver Comic Con in a limited edition of 18 fezzes. Each of these special royal-blue low-profile fezzes comes with a numbered edition pin and your choice of tassel color. Our copper tassel is featured in the picture here. We only have a select number of sizes left even those are in very limited stock. Act quickly to get this special fez before they sell out. Only 18 were made!

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