Chupalla is a wide brim traditional Chilean horseman’s straw hat with a shallow crown similar to a Boater hat; however, there are few key differences. Chupalla’s crown is not flat, unlike Boater hat’s crown.
The crown can have several shapes, such as a single pinch at the center similar to a Fedora or a dent at the center, or a raised center with a moat all around.
Chupalla is a derivative of achupalla, a plant found in Central Chile, as the straw from this plant was used to create the hat.
Sometimes the hats are decorated with ribbons to give them a semiformal appearance and a more attractive look.