Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather


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

Authentic Old West Hats
The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather
Custom Leather Holsters
Custom Cowboy Hat
m1911 Modern Shoulder Holster
Custom Cowboy Hats
Classic Rifle Scabbard
Thing Movie Hat
Last Best West Store Artwork by Wild Marshal Bill
Old West Hats
Custom Leather Holsters
Custom Leather Holsters

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!

Coming Soon!! New Line of Last Best West Leather Coats

In the coming weeks we will be offering a line of beautiful leather coats. Seven designs for men and three for women. The coats and jackets have been designed by Longfellow and are historically accurate styles that would be right at home in the Revolutionary War (1776) through to the cowboy era and the turn of the 20th Century. If you’d like to be notified when these coats are available send an email to service at with add coat in the subject line and we will email you when they are available.

Single action holster and custom beltWe’re introducing a new holster and belt combination made from beautiful brindle hair on hide. The color is a deep and rich brown with darker and lighter hair. Each hide is unique, thus no two holsters or belts will look exactly the same.

For a limited time, while they last, Get a free Patriot Belt Buckle, with your purchase of the holster and belt combination. A 40 dollar value.


Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with savings on our ready to ship hats and ready to ship leather.

The hats vary in quality from 5X to 20X and 100X. Hats have been marked down 50 to 150 dollars. See our ready to ship hats here.

Our ranch approved cowboy leather is built in America to last a life time. And will give you good service! The Leather discounts vary from 25 to 125 dollars, depending on the item.   See our ready to ship leather here

Keep up to date and share in special offers by sending an email to [email protected] with ADD in the subject line and we will get you on our mailing list.

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 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.

Cowboy Hat colors

Our Cowboy Hat colors

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; 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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Custom Cowboy Hats  ~ Hat Care  ~
Top 10 Questions

Josey Wales Cowboy hat

From: Alan Beaty
Sent: October 18, 2022 7:44 AM
To: service
Subject: Review, Outlaw Josey Wales Hat

Sonya, I would like to thank you for the customer service and product. Both were outstanding. The hat was tight at first but after several times steaming and stretching I finally got it right. The 100% beaver is amazing and has held up to some serious weather and abuse over the past few months. The sand color is beautiful. Here are some pictures from a recent event. I’m the one on the far right leading the cavalry charge. Thanks again, Alan


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.

Last Best West Leather Colors

Classic 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. All our holsters are lined

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

Hat bands for cowboy hats

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!

Have a question? Email us at service at










Lee Majors as Heath Barkley

Lee Majors as Heath BarkleyThis is a reproduction of the Heath Barkley hat from the classic TV western series, The Big Valley.  A great looking hat – it has a 5 1/4 inch crown with a 3 3/4″ inch, hand shaped brim.

Lee Majors rode his role as Heath Barkley on The Big Valley (1965-1969) to TV stardom. His career started in the early 1960s. With guest shots on a number of well known TV series like Gunsmoke and the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. As well as small parts in feature films like Clambake and Will Penny.

Then in 1965 he was cast as the youngest of the Barkley boys, in The Big Valley, and his career took off. By the time he made the 1973 TV movie, The Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors was a well known and liked TV star.

The TV movie was turned into one of the most popular series of the 1970s, and ran from 1974-1978.

Old West Theatre

If you love old western TV shows and movies as much as we do you will want to check out our YouTube channel, Old West Theatre.  Many of the biggest names in Hollywood during the golden age of the western, can be found on the channel. Including Lee Majors as Heath Barclay in the Big Valley.

The Cowboy Code

In the old west you never asked a stranger his name or where he came from. It was considered a slight to call another man by his last name – and often last names weren’t even known. A cowboy’s loyalty to his ranch, his friends, and his abilities as a rider and a cow hand were all that mattered.

Cowboy Movie Quotes

Fletcher, there’s an old saying, “To the victors go the spoils. . . .” Senator Lane

There’s another old saying, Senator, “Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining”. Captain Fletcher



Questions and quote requests please e-mail  [email protected] :: contact us

Macfarren 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

To: The Last Best West
Subject: My New Dunson Hat


I am ESCSTATIC! This hat is so d*mn awesome. It’s big, beautiful, and bold. I showed it off to my followers on my podcast (I wear a different hat each day, 4 of which are cowboy hats) and they went bonkers.

It’s a shame I can only wear it once a week on the show. I plan on wearing it A LOT now that our weather is changing and I can go outside again. God Bless everyone @ The Last Best West. Steve Genotte

Steve Genotte April 14, 2021 1:37 PM


Hi, Sonja: Just wanted to let you know I LOVE the hat. Couldn’t be happier!
And the care sheet was a very nice touch, too. Thank you! 
Best regards, Bill Altimari

William Altimari June 17, 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

Hi Sonja, I received my (modified City Lights) hat yesterday. It is everything I hoped it would be, I absolutely LOVE it.  Thank you for fixing it exactly as I asked, it is truly a custom hat.  I have always wanted a custom hat and finally found it.  Thank you so much for your customer service and attention to detail. 

Kelly Korb Jan 31 2020

James Thornbury of Canned Heat

Hi Sonja, We are loving James’s custom lid (Modified Custer) and wanted to send you a glimpse of its new home. Next time James will be gigging in it! Thanks for everything. Rhyl and James in Australia. 01-13-13

James Thornbury is a world-class guitar player and musician. Here’s a video on YouTube of James re-united and performing with seminal blues-rock band, Canned Heat.

James Thorbury, Musician

We 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}

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}