Authentic Cowboy Gear

Hand Made Cowboy Hats

Sunset Monte Movie Hat

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, and 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.

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

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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. Check our hat index 

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

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.

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

Cowboy Hat Colors

Union Cavalry Hat

Union Cavalry Hat

Our latest movie hat is worn by Ed Harris in 2014s feature film, Frontera.  We are showing our version in a new color for us, BUCKSKIN, a nice, warm earth tone. In May we added another new color (NAVY BLUE) to our color line up with our Union Cavalry Hat. Change the color to SAHARA or SILVER MIST and you have the Confederate version. continued 

Ben Wade Holster

Ben Wade Holster

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! Keep checking back new products are sneaking through the mountain passes all the time. The stagecoach driver says there are more new hats coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!


The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather

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Open Range Handmade Chaps

1880s Working Cowboys

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}

Johnny Ringo Leather Holster

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Classic Cowboy Leather

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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.” ©

Two Handmade Leather Holsters

Two Handmade Leather Holsters