Evolution of the Hat


Caps are common fashion pieces that are used to cover the face or head in a diversity of situations on a day-to-day basis.

Cap are accessories worn casually and also for protection. They are also used for occasions like ceremonies and massive events. These accessories are made up of different materials like plastic, wool, and cotton. Both genders wear face caps, although men were known to have worn them more prior to the twentieth century.

In medieval days, caps were used to reveal social status, as it helps indicate a man’s job such as police, military officer, or postal worker.

A Brief History 

There is no proof of where and when the cap originated from, but it was vaguely traced back to Egypt. The most common picture or cap was from Thebes, Egypt, in 3200 BCE. Egyptians wore headdresses like caps in order to keep them cool.

During the royal empire, Romans wore caps like skull caps. The enslaved Greeks and Roman also wore Phrygian caps and it became a sign of liberty during the American and French eras.

Moreover, during the middle age, a hat later became a sign of status and was used to get into particular groups. Later it is told that in the year 1215  the Jewish used to identify each other with a certain cap and other items of clothes.

Before the 19th century, ladies used handkerchiefs and bonnets on their heads but were later reformed through various trimming. In the end, more cap designs were made for women.

Fast forward to the early 1960s. Caps were a great aspect of men’s fashion. Now caps are worn for fun or casually as a fashion accessory. Perhaps it is safe to say this is the age of style. Today, there are lots of styles and designs today such as cattle ranch hats, baseball caps, trucker caps, and many more.

Modern Ways to Wear Caps 

Here are some of the numerous ways to style a cap.

  • Every day

Your daily wardrobe should be a place where several face caps shine.

  • Streetwear

This term doesn’t have a simple meaning, whether we look into it in a simple way or from the expensive fashion point of view. It has come to stay as one of the major ways of styling accessories.

  • Smart casual

A smart casual outfit using a cap is a thing no one would have imagined possible a couple of years back. However, it is very much achievable provided you carefully think about the style and cap materials. A bit of texture and a bright logo will fit almost any day.

  • Athleisure

It started as a fashion trend and has become a strong pillar of modern dressing due to its perfect style. It offers you a gentlemen’s look, typically by adding a cap.


The cap has come a long way to become a mainstay in the fashion industry and you don’t want to be left out on something that keeps you looking very classy. It has so many other obvious benefits other than being fashion-forward as well.

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