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Fez, part of Ottoman military uniform

King Otto of Greece
The fez is based on the tarboosh, which is of ancient Greek origin. The modern fez, which is similar, owes much of its development and popularity to the Ottoman era.

In 1826 Sultan Mahmud II of the Ottoman Empire suppressed the Janissaries and began sweeping reforms of the military. His modernized military adopted Western style uniforms and, as hats, the fez with a cloth wrapped around it. In 1829 the Sultan ordered his civil officials to wear the plain fez, and also banned the wearing of turbans. Read more...