Just as the image of the ruggedly-handsome cowboy of the American West has inspired many a fantasy among women, Argentina's gauchos have been known to make more than one china (lady gaucho) swoon. Apart from dashing good looks and a fine steed, the gaucho's appeal lies in the details of the typical dress associated with these men of the pampa. Get the low-down on the essential elements of gaucho garb with this tongue-in-cheek guide to gaucho chic. Personally, I'm a sucker for a jaunty gaucho beret.
[Credit: Image text written by Amanda Barnes, Wine Republic, used with author's permission]