My great grandfather probably wore one... actually I know he must have, and he wasn't Sikh. Some older men in my community still wear them on occasion. However, the style they wear isn't really depicted among the one's show above. It visibly incorporates a small hat in the midsts of the cloth that's wound around. I'm sure most turbans have a small hat somewhere in the middle, but the hat seems to be completely hidden. In the style I'm referring to, the cap is left visible on purpose. I may have a pic somewhere.
The turban is more of a necessity in countries where there's a lot of sand/dust in the air. It protects the hair, face and eyes. So, people all the way from Palestine to India can potentially wear one.
The style of turban you see most often, is the one worn by Sikh people. It seems that this particular style was popularized by members of the Sikh faith and IMO is the most "stately" and "royal" looking one.
What's really nice is the RCMP version that some of the officers out here wear. Really looks good, IMO.
you know i was gonna say the same thing chris said but i was at work and got called away from my desk...
if you have nothing interesting or intelligent to say, dont say anything. you are one of those people who will post for the sake of posting... then in real life you dont say more than 2 words to anyone