Authentic Cowboy Gear

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

Our Christmas production run is now closed.
Any hat or leather orders placed will ship in January 2018

Last Best West Christmas

Still want to gift one of our great hats for Christmas? We suggest you place your order, then print a picture of the hat you picked and put it in a box or a Christmas card and tell your favorite Cowboy they have something to look forward to in the New Year!!

Order for Valentine’s Day 2018!

Customers Love our cowboy gear – read all about it here!

We have somewhere around 150 different hat styles in our catalog; enough for even the finickiest cowboy to find a hat style they like! Click for our hat and product catalog

 Cowboy Hats ~ Dress Hats ~ Fedoras ~ Ladies Hats ~ Cowboy Leather


For those visitors visiting us for the first time, we strive for authenticity in the cowboy hats, and classic cowboy leather we reproduce from the 19th and early decades of the 20th century. 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. We make period correct cowboy hats and leather gear, 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. Check our hat index 

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Hand Made Cowboy Hats

Cattleman Cowboy Hat Band

Quality leather hatbands

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.

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 index of The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather order catalog :: Testimonials

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

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

Union Cavalry Hat

Cowboy Hat Colors

We added a couple of new colors in 2016. Buckskin, a nice warm earth tone and can be seen in our Frontera movie hat.

Our Union Cavalry Hat is shown in the other new color we added, NAVY BLUE. Change the color to SAHARA or SILVER MIST and you have the Confederate version. continued 

Blondie Movie Holster

At right is our Blondie Movie Holster, made famous by Clint Eastwood in the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. The man with no name rig from the spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s.

Our Blondie Movie Holster has a fully exposed trigger guard, affording fast access. Choose black or brown rough out leather (suede).  Gun belt has the classic gunfighter stitching, and 6 cartridge loops.


The Last Best West
Custom Cowboy Hats and Leather

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Classic Hats and Leather at The Last Best West

1890s Cowboy

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}

Modern 1911 Leather Holster

Leather Rifle Sling

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.

“Being a Cowboy ain’t so much what you do – it’s who you are.” ©

1866 Yellow Boy

The Winchester 1866 Sporting Rifle, one of the first large calibre lever action rifles. This was the rifle carried by Gus in Lonesome Dove