Fez-o-Chapeau - 1 color on Black
"A curious symbol or letter in gold. It was neither Arabic or Chinese, nor as I found afterwards did it belong to any human script"
- The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers
Our latest horror themed teardrop shaped Fez-o-Chapeau design inspired from classic literature is now available to order just in time for the '23-'24 Carcosa theatre season!
The Yellow Sign is one of the more requested design concepts we have received over the years and Robert W. Chambers' 1895 collection of short stories was a big influence on H. P. Lovecraft and by extension a big influence on Mythos fans, so it was only a matter of time before we eventually made this maddening chapeau.
We based our interpretation of the Yellow Sign on the symbol created by artist Christian Knutsson for Pelgrane Press and released into the public domain in 2020 for the benefit of all fans of Cosmic Horror. It best captures the spirit of the vague description from the short story and we love what they chose to do for the community.
You have found the Yellow Sign!
We'll be making these as orders come in so please allow extra time to receive your fez as the shipping estimates won't take production into consideration.
For tassel colors we recommend Gold, Russet, or Black.
This fez features a Black Chrome tassel-grommet and is pictured with a standard 6" Gold tassel.
More info can be found on the Size tab.
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We can also go ‘outside’ the norm when it comes to making either extreme size fez – from XXXS to 7XL. However, these can be done only for current production designs, and we do need a tad bit of lead time. Send us an email and we’ll see what we can do.
For more info on how to properly measure your head [click here]
Each fez or chapeau comes with one 6 inch tassel included, the option to purchase a second tassel if desired, and extra tassels can be purchased separately on their own. Tassels are easily removed and replaced. We recommend removing tassels before cleaning your fez. Tassels are susceptible to high humidity and have very poor defenses when attacked by cats.
Optional Fez Vents
Need to let off a little steam? Optional mesh vents can be added to the top of your fez at the time of purchase. Vents are sold in pairs, so buying 2 sets will get you 4 vents on the fez (chapeaus can only fit one pair of vents). Vents come in 3 finishes and we will install the one that matches the tassel grommet already installed on the fez. Vents cannot be removed and any hat customized with vents will not be eligible for a full refund if returned.
Optional Fez Vents
Our fezzes can either be shipped:
- Domestic USPS Priority flat-pack - Single Fez orders can be folded and packed into a small box. The fez will need some time to relax and perhaps a light steaming before wearing.
- UPS - one or more fezzes can be stacked and shipped in a single box, arriving ready to wear.
All shipments from Fez-o-rama are sent with a signature required for delivery. There are a few scoundrels and nasty rascals in the world that have absconded with our shipping llamas (and their shipments of fezzes) - the signature prevents that from occurring.
Information about Putting orders in the Locker can be found here
Current shipping times (business days) based on recent orders:
- Australia – 5-21 days
- Most of Europe & UK – 5-14 days
- Brazil – 14 – 23 days
- Ireland – 7-10 days
- Austria * 14-25 days *
- Sweden – 7-10 days
- APO – 8-18 days
- South America – 21-30 days
- Middle East – 21-30 days
- Japan – 7-16 days
- Thailand – 8-11 days
- New Zealand – 5-21 days
- Tasmania – 6-11 days
Note: If you are wondering why we are only using the slightly more expensive international shipping methods – well, we’ve been made aware that there are some unsavory types out there that really enjoy our fezzes – just like you do… and they have on occasion, intercepted our delivery llamas. The new transport methods protect us, and you, in case of loss.
VAT/Customs/Duty/Import fees may apply – those we know of include: UK, Austria, Thailand, and Germany. Your Customs House/Post will either send out a note, or hold the fez shipment until you’re contacted.
Read this if you are NOT in the USA – it’s really important! *seriously*
Here’s what’s going on for those of you in certain countries with Import duties and VAT.
When we ship internationally there’s a form that gets filled out that shows what the items are in the order and how much an ‘average’ price for that item is. I can tell you that one fez is over that amount for packages going to the UK.
When the package gets to your country, your customs house will look at that form and if the amount is above ‘some’ amount they’ve decided on – it varies by country - you’ll be sent a notice for a VAT/Import tax due. This may delay your order from being delivered.
What does this mean if you’ve ordered Expedited shipping – this means that your package will get into the country very quickly, and straight into the arms of your Customs house. We have no control of what happens at this point. If the package gets delayed for a long period of time we can open an inquiry through our Post, but we suggest the first step for you would be to contact your local post delivery person.
A little bit more on VAT/Import duties:
The recipient (buyer) is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of their local government. Orders shipped may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the local Country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient's Country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be fulfilled by the recipient. Fez-o-rama has no control over these charges.
We also encourage shipping multiple fezzes in one package – that way you and your friends can split the VAT charge.
If you have any questions on International shipping, please write us!
Head Shipping Llama Wrangler
Good News Everyone…
Now then – you may be asking yourself, “Self – I wonder what happens if I measured, ordered, my fez arrives via the shipping llama… and it doesn’t fit!” Well – look in the mirror… and blame them. Yep – your evil other-dimensional twin did it!
If after all the careful re-measurements, the thoughtful contemplation, and the dog stops laughing… feel free to contact us and let us know. Our exchange policy is pretty liberal as long as the design is ‘current’ we should be able to exchange for your proper size within 90 days of purchase. This is all based on the fact that you tried on the fez and didn’t wear it out on the town or to a bachelor party.(read as: not worn)
Exchanging the fez then continues by shipping it back to us at our Fez-o-rama address – the same that’s on the shipping box, which you could use as well. (just fold the flaps the other way to hide our label and *poof* instant box!) Once we receive the fez, we’ll send it through to Inspector 23, (Inspector 12 retired in 2015) and they will give it the once over. We will then ship the replacement as soon as humanly possible.
For fez accessories, the same applies - if an 'oops' occurs, we will work with you to remedy the situation.
If the mistake is ours we will gladly pay the shipping costs, as we only like insanely happy customers, however; if we crossed our ‘t’s and dotted our lower case ‘j’s – the exchange shipping cost will be your (the customer’s) responsibility. Sound fair?