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Fez’s Are Cool!

Online retailers are bracing themselves for an increase in Fez sales this Christmas as the Arabic headgear worn by the Eleventh Doctor becomes a more popular novelty choice!

If prices on Amazon are anything to go by, several online retailers are prepared for a bumper Christmas thanks to the red felt hat worn for just a few minutes in The Big Bang, the final episode of the 2010 series of Doctor Who.

For young kids, the fez might seem like a hilarious new example of milinery for the Time Lord – but as older viewers will recall, the Doctor hasn’t exactly been afraid of wearing a hat in the past.

Doctor Who - inspired by Tommy CooperThe First Doctor was regularly seen with a small black hat, while the Second Doctor was photographed donning a sort of tall stove-pipe hat. Most famous was the Fourth Doctor’s wide-brimmed floppy hat, although the Seventh and the Fifth Doctor’s hat of choice was a panama hat.

Again, older viewers will be aware that the Fez has a history all of its own in British comedy, most notably on the head of the legendary comedian Tommy Cooper.

Anyone getting a their own Fez this Christmas will therefore get twice the value, and twice the catchphrases:

“I wear a Fez now; Fez’s are cool.”

“Jus’ like that!

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Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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