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Beirut Entrepreneur Reinvents Iconic Hat for Modern Age

The tarboosh, or fez, once a common sight in Middle Eastern countries, may be set for a 21st-century revival. Having quit the lucrative world of finance, entrepreneur Elias El Haddad is pressing ahead with his forward-looking take on a hat that once adorned sultans and farmers alike. The result, hats named Boshies, may upset traditionalists, coming as they do in a variety of colors, a new shape, and a stripe instead of the famous tassel that usually sits atop the...

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