According to an article on the BBC Web site the baseball cap is 50 years old this year.
It started as the official headwear of ball players and became a favourite with sports fans and aging tourists. Now at 50, the baseball cap is ubiquitous.
But is the cap becoming synonymous with "Britain's underclass"? Take a look around the streets around Britain and the answer would be a resounding yes.
It is a look epitomised by the young urbanites fond of Burberry accessories, flashy jewellery and boxfresh trainers who have become known as Chavs, Scallies, Townies or Neds. It's a style described as council estate chic, a UK-take on the trailer trash aesthetic.
The webmaster of Chavscum.co.uk, a site dedicated to charting the rise of this urban tribe, says it's inconceivable to imagine a Chav without a baseball cap.
"It is amazing to think how a piece of apparel that started out 50 years ago as a genuine piece of sportswear has now become so synonymous with Britain's underclass."