Professor Handmade Hat


We are The Last Best West™ where fine hand made Cowboy and Dress hats, and hard wearing leather is always in style!

Authentic Cowboy Designs

For those visitors visiting us for the first time, we strive for authenticity in the pieces we reproduce from the 19th and early decades of the 20th century, and you have our promise to make no two custom pieces exactly the same. It is this originality and individuality, coupled with our legendary quality, that brings clients back time and again to our order catalog :: Testimonials

We make period correct hats and leather, so if you are a SASS or Cowboy Action Shooter you will definitely want to look over our many Western and Cowboy Movie Hat or holster and gun belt reproductions.

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America.

Augustus Handmade Hat

The Augustus from Lonesome Dove

Hand Made Cowboy Hats

We make some of the best cowboy hats and finest custom hats around, and The Last Best Cowboy hat is our signature brand. All our hats are hand-made in the old west way – one at a time. 

We start with the best fur-felt hat body – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a custom hand-made hat as you can find anywhere. 

And if you have a favorite western or cowboy movie hat (who doesn’t!) chances are we make it or have something close that we can modify. Check our hat index 

Don’t follow the herd – strike out on your own with a classic custom cowboy hat from The Last Best West.


Orders can call Toll FREE 1-866-207-1909 ~ e-mail us at

NEW! MOBILE CUSTOMERS: Text your questions to 587 – 899 – HATS (4287)

Best Cowboy Gear

1890s working cowboy with many of his tools of the trade.

New designs from The Last Best West

If it was made in the Past it can be made in the Present

Most questions that begin with “Can you make. . . .” can be answered in one word – “yes“. Chances are, if you’ve seen it in a movie or have a picture of it, we can almost always make it.

Send us a picture of the hat or leather piece you are looking for, and we will get you a quote. Please bear in mind that the largest hat we can make has a 6 inch crown and a 5 inch brim.

Like the man said, a picture is worth a thousand words, so please send a picture along with your quote requests. Send your pricing requests to service@thelastbestwest .com/.


“Doin’ right ain’t got no end. . . .” Captain ‘Red Legs’ Terrill from The Outlaw Josey Wales. {1976}

Masterson Hand Made Leather Holster

Masterson Hand Made Leather Holster

Classic Cowboy Leather

from the last best west

Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a hand crafted leather holster, gun belt, or some other fine leather work might often be determined by their own skill or talent as a leather worker.

In the nineteenth century people of the west were much more self-sufficient, and the homesteaders or ranchers were by necessity resourceful and ingenious. Because in those days you couldn’t always ride to town and get what they wanted or needed.

So they made it – or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his. We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use.


What does custom mean?

Many people are between hat sizes and by making our hats to your head measurement it gives a more exact fit. As well we allow clients to switch hatbands between hat styles, and request different crown and brim dimensions. And finally you get your name stenciled on the sweatband inside the hat.
We make our Hand Made Holsters, belts and Indian Rifle Sheaths to fit your firearms. We offer custom fit on our holsters for almost any pistol, and make our gun and cartridge belts to your waist and cartridge size. Enter your info in the comments box during checkout.

Our hand-made hats and custom leather are made to order and to last!

Our badges and three lines of original poster art (Old West Posters, Authentic Wanted Posters, and Legends of the West) can be seen all over the world, from homesteads and club houses to fancy Dance Halls and Saloons. So take your time, have a mosey around. . .there’s a lot to see in The Last Best West.

“No one ‘Gave’ me this black eye son, I had to fight for it. . . .” Conn Conagher


M1911 Western

Our classic western holster design for a 1911 or similar side arm