It doesn't take a line of three-question-format reasoning to realize the sheer superiority of your headgear.
— Familiar Fez publicity blurb
The Familiar Fez is a community-created cosmetic item for the Spy. It is a team-colored fez with a black tassel and small golden bead that sits atop the Spy's regular balaclava, with a pair of sunglasses that covers his eyes.
September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
- The Familiar Fez was added to the game.
October 8, 2010 Patch
- [Undocumented] The Familiar Fez was given its own crafting blueprint.
November 14, 2011 [Item schema update]
- The Familiar Fez no longer falls off Spy's head after death.
- The hat is a reference to Mustafa, one of Dr. Evil's henchmen in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
- The hat's name is a reference to the quote by Austin; "I don't recall your name; but your 'fez' is familiar"."