What is the Mexican cowboy hat called?
In Mexico, this hat type is known as a sombrero de charro (“charro hat”, referring to the traditional Mexican horsemen). In Spanish, any wide-brimmed hat may be considered a sombrero.
Do Mexican cowboys wear sombreros?
Many early Texas cowboys adopted the venerable Spanish sombrero (literally a “shader,” sombra is Spanish for shade). The hat has a flat crown and a wide, flat brim. Also called the poblano, these hats came from Spain and continue to be used there. They worked well in the hot ranges of north Mexico.
Are sombrero hats Mexican?
sombrero, broad-brimmed high-crowned hat made of felt or straw, worn especially in Mexico and the southwestern United States. The sombrero, its name derived from the Spanish word sombra, meaning “shade,” first appeared in the 15th century.