Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather

MADE TO ORDER. MADE TO LAST. MADE IN AMERICA.

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

Custom Cowboy Leather
The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather
Custom Leather Holsters
Custom Cowboy Hat
m1911 Modern Shoulder Holster
Robert Duvall Hat from Lonesome Dove
Western Show Hat
Clint Eastwood Hat
Custom Leather Holsters
Custom Leather and Hats

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!

Tall T Ready to Ship Hat READY TO SHIP HATS

After 20 years of making some of the finest custom hats available it’s time to thin the herd! We’re clearing out many of our showroom and prototype hats, that we have accumulated over the years.

Some have been lightly worn, in TV series and movies, like Wynonna Earp.  Some hats are unclaimed by customers. Most are brand new, or like new and have been marked down up to a 150 dollars.

The hats vary in quality from 5X to 20X and 100X. All sizes and colors are as stated and there are no changes, modifications or substitutions.

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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Top 10 Questions

open range Leather HolsterFrom: TODD MARTENSON
Sent: June 28, 2022 11:51 AM
To: service
Subject: RE: Martenson Charley Rig order #23578 SHIPPED

[Todd Ordered our Charley Holster and added the matching belt at checkout.]

Hi Sonja

I received the Charley Rig today. It is very nice. I like the fit and the craftsmanship is beautiful. […]

Thank you, Todd

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.

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

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!

Hat bands for cowboy hats

Have a question? Email us at service at thelastbestwest.com

If you love old western TV shows and movies as much as we do you won’t want to miss our YouTube channel, Old West Theatre, full of classic western TV Shows and Movies, as well as documentaries. One of the shows you won’t want to miss is, Wild West Tech, hosted by Keith Carradine. The show is chock full of interesting facts and little known history of the time. Many of the biggest names in Hollywood, during the golden age of the western, can be found on the channel.

Here are just some of the stars: Robert Conrad Michael Landon Ernest Borgnine Clayton Moore Brian Keith Walter Brennan, Danny Thomas Robert Vaughn Dick Powell Anne Bancroft Hedy Lemar Dan Blocker Fess Parker Lloyd Bridges Chuck Connors Dennis Weaver Jack Palance Lee J Cobb Jack Lemon Rory Calhoun Cameron Mitchell and John Ericson. Watch them in old westerns like The Wild Wild West, Zane Grey Theatre, Death Valley Days, Stories of the Century, The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman, Bonanza,  and The Westerner for free! ~ Ready to Ship Hats

COWBOY
MOVIE HATS

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Hickok Old West Cowboy HatWild Bill Hickok Hat: a Historical Reproduction 

Bill Hickok was larger than life and he Hickok Old West Hatliked his hats the same way – we have studied the historical images of his hats, and this is our best guess on the type of crown the “Prince of Pistoliers,” would have favored.

The prototype of the old west pistol fighter, Bill Hickok had the size, the sad eyes and the heroic exploits to make an impression on most any body.  When Dave Tutt bragged he could, “Shoot a bird on the wing”, in Springfield, in 1865, Bill Hickok was quick to reply, “Did the crow have a pistol? Was he shooting back? I will be.”

There’s a number of reasons people say Hickok and Tutt fought, but what ever it was, this is about the only actual documented face off in a dusty street in Old West History. And so on July 21, 1865, in the town square of Springfield, Missouri, Hickok shot dead Davis Tutt, Jr.

We start with an over sized hat body to make this classic western hat, with a short crown and wide brim. Brim’s rolled a little more – but essentially the same hat worn by Keith Carradine as Wild Bill in HBO’s Deadwood.

See all of our Hats here.

The Gunslingers segment of Wild West Tech, offers insights into the life and times of three of the old Wests’ most famous pistol fighters, Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, and John Wesley Hardin. Hosted by Keith Carradine, it is a fast paced look at the skills, tools, and firearms needed to survive in the Old West.




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

HAT FAQs :: COWBOY HAT HISTORY :: COWBOY HAT CARE

B-MOVIE HATS ::  RODEO COWBOY HATS :: REPLACEMENT HAT BANDS

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

Folks,

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

Altimari TALL T COWBOY HAT

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}