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!

sand pebbles hat bandReplacement hat bands

Our Sand Pebbles Military Hat Band is 3/4 inch wide, dyed heavy leather hat band. With your choice of military insignia and black or white stone spots. Shown in our unusual burnt coffee brown and classic royal blue colors.

Our classic Rim Fire leather hat band will tell the world that you are a lover of the West. Five nickle slotted conchos on dark brown or black leather 1/2 inch wide. and tied off at the back with a wooden slider.

Poke hat band is a 1/2 inch wide dyed heavy leather hat band with 6 brass spots and a centre concho resembling some ancient piece of plunder. Shown in Black. Available in all our hatband colors.

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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Wild Bill Movie HatFrom: Dreamhawk Lawrence
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2023 5:36 PM
To: The Last Best West
Subject: Re: SHIPPED Order #5337, August 9, 2023

My hat [Aaron ordered our Wild Bill hat] arrived this afternoon! Beautiful hat. Quite a bit different than my usual. I love it, and the deer like it too!  Hope my wife will! Thanks so much! 


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

Men's suede coatCheck 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.

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

sand pebbles 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

In the end democracy becomes a government of bullies, tempered by editors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 -1882

Thanks Martin Perelman of St.  Paul, Minnesota for sending this insightful quote from the great American Poet and intellectual of the 19th century. Martin gets a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit your quotable quote today.

Conagher Custom Handmade Hat

Conagher Movie Hat 

Sam Elliott As ConagherOne of the world’s most beloved western actors, Sam Elliot, has an engaging role as a wrangler just trying to survive the winter and stay ahead of the wide spread rustling in the area. In a West that no longer seems to want men like him. In this poignant film – Conagher (1991) as portrayed by Sam Elliott captures perfectly the spirit of an old west buckeroo.

This classic western story was written by author Louis L’Amour. The supporting cast is dang impressive with many of the best cowboy character actors of the day either helping or opposing Conagher in this 1991 film. The complications of doing his job and Conn’s moral standards are powerful story lines in this well made film.

Here’s a sample of the dynamic dialogue from a compelling scene of, Conagher.

Seaborn Tay (Ken Curtis): I don’t know you, cowboy, and you don’t know me, but if you got any ideas about bucking trouble, I’m afraid you’re going to have to go it alone.

Conn Conagher: You want to help me?

Seaborn Tay : Well, I’m up into my 70s, boy. And I got a bum ticker to boot. I was kind of hoping to just live out my days and not die out on some sandy slope with lead in my guts. If they get me out on that range, they’ll kill me for sure and then just take my cattle as they please… with nobody to stop ’em.

Conn: What if they come after you?

Seaborn Tay: If they come after me, I damn sure will fight.

Conn: You better keep a rifle handy.

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}