As someone walk through the Ottoman tombstones in a cemetery or a graveyard, he/she can easily relaize which ones are the male or female by looking at the headgears. Male tombstones have professional headgears while the female have flowers on top so it is easy to classify male and female tombstones at once. Ottoman male tombstones have two different styles ; headstones or footstones and both of them are called Şahide-witness “ in Ottoman language means that they will be the witnesses in the day of judgement with the written inscriptions on them as to provide the forgiveness to the death in grave. Therefore all Ottoman tombstones have the epitaphs-written inscriptions- standing in the beginning and the ending places of the graves. Male tombstones are classified into two main categories showing their titles while they used to be before death; Turban and Fes. Simple Turban- white cheesecloth- was used in the beginning of the Ottoman state and the colors on the Turban used to define which profession they belonged to. When Constantinople was conquered, Mehmet II made a detailed protocol including the dressing code in all sections. Different metarials such as cardboard, cotton, felt, Indian fabric and etc. were used with Turban in order to create hundreds of professional headgears. The strict dress code has been implemented in the Ottoman empire for hundreds of years. Everyone had to wear a hat and clothe for his job. Ottoman headgears would also indicate what type of religious sect he used to belong while he was alive ; Mawlavi, Bektashi, Rufai, Melami or whatever. Ottoman male tombstones have carved or engraved symbolic motifs and shapes. The richness of symbolic expression is a reflection of life to understand and interpret on the tombstones. It is enough to compare present tombstones with the old ones in order to see the richness of difference. Tombstones may be simple as well as they are too fancy. Location of the social life for the person’s in grave and his economic situation are reflected on his gravestone. If the economic and social status of the deceased person in grave was in good conditions, his tombstone ephitaph would be written by a famous poet, the inscription would be carved by the master etcher and it would be made by a famous calligrapher of the time so his tombstone could be a work of art. Statemen and clergy, military organizations and members of the artisans, craftsmen, and scientists had different titles from each other. There are hundreds of different titles and headgears in Ottoman male tombstones which were classified according to their classes and no one was allowed to wear free style of headgear when he was out or travelled in Ottoman territories. There were three main types of Ottoman classes ; 1. Military classes 2. Religious classes 3. Justice classes. Three main classes have also been classified hundreds of special groups or guilds and each group or guild had a private headgear to be worn in their offices or business places so it is impossible to say howmany headgears the Ottoman male had to wear. You can find some main headgear categories with its special names included the professions.