Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather


Our hand-made hats ship in 12- 14 weeks and our custom cowboy leather in 3 – 5 weeks

“Being a cowboy ain’t so much what you do, it’s who you are.” 

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!

Quality Leather BeltQuality Leather Belts from The Last Best West

Leather Pants belts hand made in a number of attractive patterns and colors. Double stitched and hand stamped and dyed, our quality leather pants belts are made to last. Our belts ship with a standard Garrison buckle. Or update to a better buckle or buckle set.

As well you can order with your name/initials/nickname/ or slogan hand carved into the leather. Makes a dynamite gift!

Our quality leather belts are hand crafted in the USA and available in almost all waist sizes. An everyday belt that with reasonable care will last as long as you want it to. You may grow tired of it before it wears out!

At the end of the 19th century when mail order catalogs were the Internet of the day, companies like Montgomery Ward and Sears and Roebuck offered ready made hats with names like Big Chief, Dakota, Calgary, Jolan, and Boss of the Plains.

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

Cowboy Hat colors

Our Cowboy Hat colors

We have over 170 different hat styles in our catalog; that should be 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.  You’ll find 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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USMC M1902 Campaign HatFrom: MIKE JENSEN [Transcribed from voicemail] Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:19 PM
To: service @ thelastbestwest . com
Subject: You have a new voicemail message M1902 Campaign Hat

Hi there.  My name’s Mike Jensen and I got a hat from you guys yesterday by UPS.  I’m very happy with it and I appreciate your work.  It looks just like it does on the computer.  And it fits, which is rare.

I’ve bought two Stetsons that didn’t fit.  That was a long time ago.  Then I bought another one and it was supposed to be 7 5/8 but ended up being 7 ½ but it fit.  So I don’t know what kind of tape measures they use at Stetson.  You guys are better.  Your hat is great.  I love it.  And you managed to find it in the color that I like.

So I just wanted to tell you I’m grateful and I really like the hat.  I don’t do email because I’m hopeless on a computer but I wanted to tell you guys that the hat came through an ordeal just great but the box looks like somebody run over it with a Cat but that’s fine because the hat was okay.  So I’m thinking about ordering another one, but I’ve only got one head! Thank you again – you guys are great!


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.

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Legendary Cowboy Leather

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.

Here you will find hand made western leather holsters, Indian style rifle sheathschaps, 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. :: Testimonials

Classic Buckskin Coats and Jackets

BOONE SUEDE COAT AND PANTSCheck out our line of classic buckskin and leather coats and jackets styled with a western flair. Many of the garments have whip stitching and fringe, adding a frontier look.

Stylish and functional, most of the coats and jackets are made from buckskin/suede for a reason. Suede will stay soft and supple in the cold, keeping you cozy on cool days.

Most of our coats are named in remembrance of the early days of North America; for people and frontiersmen and events that helped shape Democracy in North America. And the late 18th through the 19th century are full of firsts.

Five coats, buckskin frontier pants and a pig skin vest for the men, and three dynamic coats for the ladies. Great for dressing up in 2023 or in 1883 circa clothing! See all coats

US cavalry Hat Band

Replacement Hat Bands

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. 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!







Send us your best cowboy and/or freedom and liberty quotes and should we feature it on
our home page you get a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit at [email protected]

The Stoic Cowboy

People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true.
George Santayana 1863 -1952

Thanks Theresa Gonzalez for sending this insightful quote from the great Spanish Philosopher and intellectual of the early 20th century. Theresa gets a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit your quotable quote today.

Featured Hat

Sundance Kid Cowboy HatSundance Kid Cowboy Hat

Sundance Kid Cowboy Hat – Our take on a classic Western Movie Hat 

Robert Redford bears a remarkable resemblance to the historical Harry Longabaugh and it certainly didn’t hurt his chances of landing the plum role, of the Sundance Kid, opposite Paul Newman.  Steve McQueen or Marlon Brando were the movie studio’s choice to play the Sundance Kid. But Paul Newman and the director; George Roy Hill had their way and Redford was cast.

The movie was a smash, making Redford a star, and the movie song by Bacharach and David, won the academy award for best song: Raindrops keep Falling on my Head. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is easy to like, very entertaining, and follows what history knows of Butch, Sundance, and Etta closely.

The scene below features one of the great character actors, Strother Martin, where he is interviewing Butch and Sundance for a guards job.  Completely unaware that he has the West’s most wanted outlaws infant of him.

2nd Hand Lions Movie HatFrom: Luke Blough
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2023 12:19 PM
Subject: Review Secondhand Lions Hat

This hat is perfect for my purposes. I spend a lot of time outside so a good hat is a must due to being sunburned easily and bald. It is well worth the wait. Size wise it is just right not too loose and not too tight. The ribbon and trim blend nicely with the granite coloring.

You’ll also be interested to know that I also plan to like the cowboys of old create my own hatband. All in all I would glad recommend your store for all my friends and even some enemies.

Sincerely yours Luke Blough.

Luke Blough My Second Hand Lions Hat, Your Content Goes Here

Plainsman HatFrom: Development Design Services
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:30 AM
Subject: THANK YOU!!!! [Plainsman Hat]

Hello Sonja,

     I just wanted to let you know I just received my brown hat.  It is AMAZING! I am so excited with this one!  I LOVE it! 

Thank you both so much for your excellent work as usual!  The Last Best West hats are truly the ” BEST “

Also, I already have my eye out on what will be my 7th hat that I will order for Christmas

Regards to you both, Ed

Ed My New Plainsman hat

Teddy Blue Holster and Belt

From: Zach Thurman
Sent: February 15, 2023 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [The Last Best West]: SHIPPED Thurman Teddy Blue Rig

Hi Sonja,

I just wanted to let you know my Teddy Blue rig arrived today and I couldn’t be happier!! It is without a doubt the nicest gun belt I have ever seen. I would like to give everyone my deepest thanks for their wonderful work. 

Both the belt and holster fit me and my gun like a glove. Again I could not be happier I am completely blown away! 

I look forward to the opportunity to order from you again.

Many thanks, Zach 

Zach Thurman my Teddy Blue Rig

Combination Shoulder Holster

ARRIVED!!!  And they (Combination Shoulder Holster) are stunning.  Thank you so much for the amazing turnaround.  That was light speed! 

It’s going to our weapons department and heading to set…We have had to have custom leather holsters made for other shows like “Westworld” and “Mind Hunter” and your work is outstanding.  Love to circle back the next request. 

Please thank everyone for us, really appreciate the effort to make this happen! 

Very best, Tara ISS Studios {April 22, 2019}

Frenchy FedoraMacfarren FRENCHY  

Thanks for all your help over the past years … you should be called The first best west … Nick (Scotland)

Nick Macfarren June 14, 2020

Dirk Loy in his Quigley Down UnderTo: 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. Grear job! Dirk Loy

Dirk Loy April 10, 2021 4:36 PM

Josey Wales cowboy movie hatWe just received Josey Wales around 3:00pm. The box looked like it had been just put together. There was no dents scraped or tears in it.

Josey was out of his barn so to speak but was in beautiful shape which is testament to the quality of the work that you do the hat blew us away blew us away.

Rose Case {June 21, 2019}

Hat (Bullock) received…and I could not be more pleased with it. Your company is, hands down, my favorite hat-making company.

You can quote me.

D. Grassé Author and Historian {July 12, 2019}