Familiar Fez

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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.

Item set

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The Saharan Spy
Backpack The Saharan Spy Bundle.png

Extra effects when taunting


See also: Crafting


Refined Metal Saharan Spy weapon Familiar Fez
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon L'Etranger.pngItem icon Your Eternal Reward.png = Item icon Familiar Fez.png

Update history

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 Fez is a brimless hat. It was first made in the city of Fez in Morocco. After 1826, it became a traditional hat of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The hat is a reference to Mustafa, one of Dr. Evil's henchmen in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
    • In the film, Austin says to Mustafa, "I don't recall your name; but your "fez" is familiar."[1].
    • The artwork used for the pack's Polycount entry image was a recreation of a still of Mustafa in the same pose, and the creator has admitted to watching Austin Powers a week prior to designing the pack.
    • The entry's description mentions a "line of three question-format reasoning." In the film, Mustafa was unable to withhold answers after being asked the same question three times, because it irritated him.