Union Cavalry Hat

Our latest hat Union Cavalry Hat, in a new color for us navy blue. Order yours today and save 50 dollars!

COWBOY HATS

cowboy hats custom made by hand from the last best west

It’s the last thing you take off, and the first thing that’s noticed!

Purchase one of our fine beaver-blend hand made cowboy hats and you will receive the same quality and workmanship that is worn by more than a dozen of the world’s premier rodeo cowboys riding today.

Production Companies, Politicians, National Security Advisers, Musicians, Writers, Cartoonists, Artists, Athletes, Soldiers, and lots of every day folk love our hats, and we hope you will as well.

We’ve added a new color (NAVY BLUE) to our color line up, shown here with our Union Cavalry Hat. Change the color to SAHARA or SILVER MIST and you have the Confederate version. continued 

Our leather master is an expert carver, so with that in mind we are excited to offer the Ben Wade Rig from that excellent western from 2007 with Russell Crowe, The 3:10 to Yuma. This holster and gun belt has a custom two-tone dye combination and is as functional as it is beautiful!

Get introductory savings on our latest hats and leather!

Union Cavalry HatBen Wade Rig ~ Dakota Sheriff  ~ M1911 Tactical

Testimonials :: Rodeo Champions wear our hats

You should find our new website easy to get all the information you need when ordering, simply by clicking on the tabs on the bottom of each product page. There you will find our hat colors, leather colors, options and instructions for hat sizing, measuring yourself for a gun belt, and other useful information about our products. 

Country Music Legend, Travis Tritt

Country Music Legend, Travis Tritt, signing our ladies Line Dancer Hat, Nashville 2013

Most people know that putting a cowboy hat on a bed is bad luck – but why do cowboys feel that way?

Well first off a cowboy would never wear his hat in bed and he’d only be in bed during the day if he was sick. So by putting your hat on the bed you risk bringing sickness or other bad luck on yourself.

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Our hand-made cowboy hats are made the old west way – one at a time, starting with the best fur-felt hat body available – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a hand-made cowboy and dress hat as you can find anywhere, for any money.

OUR STANDARD SHIPPING IS  6- 8 weeks for our cowboy hats.

You’ve worn the rest, now own the best!

Questions and quote requests please e-mail  

What does custom mean?

Cowboy hats

The first steps in the crafting of a fine cowboy hat.

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.

Cowboy hat sweatband

Your name stenciled on the sweatband tells the World you have a custom hat!

ABOUT OUR BEAVER FUR-FELT HAT BODIES

  • Beaver Fur Felt is dense and virtually waterproof. It consists of beaver and rabbit/hare fur blended with felt to produce a material that lasts 5-10 times longer than wool-felt. A fine Beaver and Beaver blend fur-felt hat can be re-blocked and shaped numerous times, and is the best material from which to manufacture cowboy hats.
  • As a general rule of thumb if a hat maker only describes their hat bodies as fur-felt, chances are it’s rabbit or Hare. Hat makers who use beaver fur-felt are proud of it and will state so. We sell 3 quality beaver blends of fine western hats – 5X, 20X and 100X. 5X is a blend of about 5% beaver with rabbit and felt. Our 20X is 50% beaver and our 100X is pure 100% beaver fur-felt. The rough hat bodies we use to make our cowboy hats are the best available and made in America.
  • GENERAL PRICING includes shipping in North America
    –     5X – 350.00      5% BEAVER HAT BODY
    –   20X – 480.00    50% BEAVER HAT BODY
    – 100X – 750.00  100% BEAVER HAT BODY
    – Prices for individual hat styles will vary
  • For an all weather hat you can’t beat a pure beaver cowboy hat. Light, stiff and fabulous looking it’ll shed whatever comes its way. And consider this: Beavers live in the water, rabbits in the dirt.

Made to Order. Made to Last. Made in America by the Cowboys of The Last Best West.

Wyatt Handmade Hat

Crown and Brim Measurements

We make hand-made custom cowboy hats so the crown and brim measurements are pretty much redundant. The hats you see online are our standard hats, which have specific crown heights and brim widths to maximize the look of that particular style or hat design.

We can make up to a six (6″) inch crown and a five (5″) brim. Any hat with a brim width of more than 4 inches we must start with an oversized hat body, which adds a little to the cost.

However the oversized brim can give you up to 50% more sun/bad weather protection, than a regular hat body.

Most of our cowboy hats have a crown height between 5 and 6 inches and a brim width of 3 1/2 to 4 inches.

Cowboy Hats with a wider brim include The Wasey, Quigley, Everett Hitch, Blondie, Little J, The Dunson, Last of the Dogmen, Wild Bill, all our B-Movie hats, and many of our Custom Rodeo Hats.


 COLORS

Cowboy Hat colors

Our Custom Cowboy Hat colors

A Note about Color

Color variances caused by individual computer monitors are beyond our control.

Light colors will reflect heat the best – while dark colors will retain heat the most – with black being the worst for staying hot (black absorbs sunlight). However black is the most formal color so bowlers and top hats were generally black or dark gray. For the first 15-20 years cowboy hats were marketed – your choice of color was black and about 3 shades of brown.

Please keep in mind we try to take our pictures with natural light – so differences between the same color reflects the difference in light when the picture was taken: Indoors, Outdoors, Sunny Day or Cloudy.

COLOR PALETTES

EARTH TONES
BONE :: SILVER BELLY :: SAND :: DYED NATURAL :: SAHARA
UNDYED NATURAL  :: CAMOUFLAGE :: PECAN :: WHISKEY :: RUST
MOSS GREEN :: CHOCOLATE :: BUCKSKIN 

PASTEL COLORS
BONE : SILVER MIST : SILVER BELLY : SAND

WARM COLORS
WHISKEY : RUST : MOSS GREEN : CHOCOLATE : BLACK CHERRY : NAVY

GREYS
SILVER MIST : GRANITE :CHARCOAL : BLACK

COLORS NOT SHOWN IN THE GROUP PICTURE
CHARCOAL :: BLACK CHERRY :: BUCKSKIN :: NAVY BLUE

LIGHT COLORS :: DARK COLORS :: GREYS AND BLACK


ABOUT US :: SHIPPING POLICIES :: RETURN POLICIES :: CONTACT US

Order with confidence; all hat details are confirmed with Sonja within a BUSINESS day of your order being placed. Questions and quote requests please e-mail to service @ thelastbestwest .com/

ORDERS CALL TOLL FREE: 1-866-207-1909. :: Overseas buyers please read this 

ORDER DESK HOURS: M-T: 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM EASTERN TIME.

IF YOU GET VOICE MAIL PLEASE LEAVE US A MESSAGE!


Trail Dust

Custom Cowboy hats - the Josey Wales movie hat

Heavy trail dust as seen on our Josey Wales cowboy movie hat

Many cowboy hat customers have been requesting that we dirty up their new hats to make them look trail worn. Pictured is a dusty Josey Wales – our Josey Wales hat with many years worth of trail dust – as if a hard living horse soldier had been wearing it. Inset hat shows the hat clean and unsoiled.

We’ve got three different degrees of trail dust. Light (add $55.00) – medium (add $75.00), and heavy (add $95.00). Light would be what you see on our BOSS SPEARMAN, medium would be like the dusting on the Rossiter, and heavy trail dust looks like our Josey Wales as seen here.

This is a similar process that costume designers apply to hats in the movies and TV. Looks authentic and your friends will swear you just got off a trail drive, or a hitch in the Horse Cavalry! You can add trail dust during the check out process – or request it when you call your order in.

1898 Bow

The 1898 Bow – a classic cowboy hat bow style from the 19th century.

1898 Bow
This was the most common bow style of the 19th century. If you prefer this bow style for any of our hats, just request it when your hat details are confirmed via e-mail.

LADIES BOW
Back in the 19th century and the first 4 decades of the 20th century, when hats were a very common part of every day dress, women’s hats had the bow on the right hand side. If you want the bow on the right – request it when your hat details are confirmed via e-mail.

OUR MOST COMMON HAT QUESTION
Q: I’m looking for a __Cowboy Hat. I checked your product catalogue and didn’t see it. Can you make it?
A: Yes. As I’m sure you can appreciate it’s just not possible to show all the different variations of crowns and brims. If it’s made from fur-felt and you can supply us a good picture – yes we can make it. Generally we already carry the same style of hat, we just shape it based on the photo or if it’s a movie hat we shape it from watching the movie and seeing the hat from all possible angles to get the look just so.

Answers to our other most common hat questions


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