Tuesday, October 18, 2022

‘Fez photos wanted!’

The Chap
, Britain’s essential periodical, put out a call today for your finest fez photograph. (Well, maybe not yours.) They’re not asking for fraternal fezzes, but they didn’t say no either. Mystic Prophets, heed the announcement:

“A fez is not just something to wear. It grants reverence to the wearer.”

Nasser Abd El-Baset
fez maker

Your Fez
Photos Requested

Hot on the heels of our current edition comes CHAP Winter 22, which happens to coincide with the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Thus to pass over mention of that superb item of Egyptian headwear, the fez, would be a dereliction of duty.

We therefore request that any readers in possession of a fez, whether purchased in the old bazaar in Cairo or elsewhere, send us a photographic image of themselves wearing said louche item of Egyptian headwear, for publication in the Winter edition.

Please send any such photographs here.

To mark the centenary of Tut’s tomb being opened, we shall be meeting the great-grandson of the fifth Earl, and current custodian of Highclere Castle, George Herbert.

Colleen Darnell will be providing precise archaeological insight into the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, while our main interview, entirely unconnected with Egyptian mummies, is with acting legend and all-round chap Sir Michael Caine.

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