We are designers and makers of hand made cowboy and western hats, leather holsters, sheaths, chaps, and other cowboy gear. If you are a returning client we say welcome back! And to all you fine folks who are visiting us for the first time – HOWDY!
2020 saw The Last Best West™ celebrate a milestone of 20 years online, and as we enter our third decade on the world wide web we thank all our dedicated clients who have made this possible. And we look forward to offering great custom cowboy leather and the Internets largest selection of online custom hats for decades to come. All made in the USA.
Since their introduction in the mid 19th century cowboy hats have never been out of style. There have been times when they are less popular, but you can walk any street in the world, and if you walk long enough you’ll see some one in a Cowboy hat. It is North America’s contribution to world fashion.
At the end of the 19th century when mail order catalog’s were the Internet of the day, companies like Montgomery Wards and Sears and Roebuck offered ready made hats with names like, Big Chief, Dakota, Calgary, Jolan, and Boss of the Plains.
Today your hat choices are almost unlimited, so don’t be bashful own a piece of fashion history, a cowboy hat!
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Purchase one of our fine beaver-blend hand made cowboy hats or fine cowboy leather, 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. National Security Advisors, Production Companies, Marshals, Sheriffs, Musicians, Writers, Cartoonists, Artists, Athletes, Soldiers, and lots of every day folk love our products, and we hope you will as well. Testimonials
We have over 170 different hat styles in our catalog; enough for even the finickiest cowboy to find a hat style they like! And if you love Old West History you’ll enjoy going through over a hundred pages full of stories about the heroes and villains of the wild west.
We have everything from classic western hats from the 19th century to new versions of your favorite hats from the movies. Take your time, have a wander around. . .there’s lots to see in The Last Best West™.
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From: Dirk Loy
Sent: April 10, 2021 4:36 PM
To: The Last Best West
Subject: Love the hat!
Receives my Quigley a week ago. Have to admit I was very nervous buying a hat site unseen. My expectations were more than met. The hat fits and looks great.
After a week it sits so natural on me. I have received many compliments. Thank you again. Great job! Dirk Loy
WHAT DOES CUSTOM MEAN?
Last Best West Cowboy Hats
We allow clients to switch hatbands between hat styles, and request different crown and brim dimensions. As well you get your name stencilled on the sweatband inside the hat.
Last Best West Leather
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.
Hand Made Western Leather Holsters, Indian style rifle sheaths, chaps, and leather accessories that most every old west cowboy and wrangler would have needed to be a real working Buckaroo. Our old west single action holsters are true to the 19th century and perfect for SASS or cowboy action shooters.
Our gun belt backs are suede so the belt stays where it is buckled. All our holsters have a hammer tie down or strap that goes across the action in the case of semi-automatic side arms. All our western holsters can be ordered in any draw style. Cross-draw or strong-hand draw. For the twist draw we recommend our classic Slim Jim holster :: Testimonials
Adapted from a Texas pattern shoulder holster circa 1890. We have eliminated the chest strap and have secured the holster by using a strap and buckle that goes across your back, and over the opposite arm. As well we have angled the holster towards the centre of your chest, allowing for quick access. Comes with extra mag pouch. Holster shown is in a antique brown color.
Our leather cowboy holsters; belts and chaps are based on pictures from museums, archival photos and mail order catalogues from the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. And of course all the great Hollywood Westerns of the past 100 years.
Our creative and original hat band designs are just the thing to jazz up an old hat, or give a new hat a different look. If your old hat has a grosgrain ribbon and bow, our hatbands are designed to just slide over-top. This gives you a second unique look for your hat, just like the old-time cowboys used to do. And easily slides off, allowing for use on other hats. The designs are different enough to appeal to most people, and a great gift for any cowboy that likes to stand out from the herd!