Caps come in all sorts of colors, styles, and materials and are used for a variety of purposes. Dress Caps date back to the 14th century, were they were worn throughout Northern England and parts of Southern Italy. As Europeans began to immigrate to the United States they brought their caps with them. It quickly gained in popularity in the States. By the 19th century the working class universally wore flat caps and by the 1920s fashionable men everywhere were wearing flat caps.
Today dress caps including flat caps, 8/4 caps, deeto caps and fisherman caps are popular fashion accessories worn by men and women.