The fez is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Shriners and was adopted as the Shriners’ official headgear in 1872. Named after the city of Fez, Morocco, the hat represented the Arabian theme the fraternity was founded on. Some historians claim it dates back to about A.D. 980, but the name of the fez, or tarboosh, does not appear in Arabic literature until around the 14th century. One of the earliest references to the headgear is in “Arabian Nights.” It serves as an outward symbol of one’s membership in the fraternity. Much like the white apron worn by Freemasons as a symbol of their brotherhood, the fez is worn only by Shriners as a symbol of their membership in this unique fraternity. Fratline is pleased to offer the highest quality Shrine fezzes at affordable prices with the fastest delivery time in the industry.