Pins have long been used as a way of indicating power or status. They have been especially used by elite women as a sign of class and by the military in order to show rank. Now, pins are used to make fashion statements and are employed by people of all ages and social standings.
Pins and brooches are a fantastic way of adding a flair to an outfit that would otherwise be lacking. Some come in general shapes, like flowers or little instruments, while others appear more specific. Custom made pins are often sold to benefit specific causes and charities. Circular pins, often sold at concerts and used to decorate bags, jackets and hats, are also extremely popular. Pins are still in style and remain popular among people of all age groups and places in life.