About Mexican Sombreros (Sombreros Mexicanos)
Sombreros usually have a somewhat high pointed tip and a very wide brim, which may be slightly upturned at the edge, used for protection from the hot sun in Mexico. Peasant sombreros are usually made of straw, while wealthier Hispanics wear sombreros made of felt. It is almost unseen in modern urban settings, except as part of a folkloric outfit worn in certain festivities. Cowboys of the American southwest later adopted the sombrero and modified it into the cowboy (vaquero) hat.