Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather

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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!

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

Center Ring Pro Rodeo Cowboy HatNEW HAT
Center Ring Pro Rodeo Hat

We start with an over sized hat body to make this big hat. High crown and big brim it is the most popular style Pro Rodeo Riders are wearing these days. Both cowboys and cowgirls favor this hat style.

Every year at the National Finals Rodeo and The Calgary Stampede many of the cowboys competing are wearing this style of hat. A cowboy needs a good hat and we are proud to make some of the best working Cowboy hats available anywhere. Save 20% with coupon center20

For more information go to our fact page and you’ll learn all about our great cowboy, western hats and fedoras and how we do it. We also have information about our beaver fur felt, available colors, hat sizing , as well as some sections on general hat care, and Cowboy Hat Etiquette. Lots of information to go through, if you are so inclined!

We know Rodeos. We know Cowboys. And we know rodeo cowboy hats!

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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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.

Hand Made Leather Holster

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

We ran a 500 (20X)dollar hat contest for father’s day.
And had some fun with how we announced the winner. Let us know what you think!
Some fella with a red sash tried to buffalo his way into the winners circle. . . .
But justice prevailed.







1880s cowboy

Cowboy Wisdom

Cowboy Ten Commandments

Just one God.

Honor yer Ma and Pa.

No telling tales or gossipin’.

Git ye to Sunday meetin’.

Put nothin’ before God.

No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal.

No killin’.

Watch yer mouth.

Don’t take what ain’t yers.

Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s gear.

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}

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

It is to the interest gf mankind that there should be someone who is unconquered,
someone against who fortune has no power. – Seneca 4 BC – 65 AD

Thanks Sebastien Leduke. for sending this insightful quote from the great Greek Philosopher.  Sebastien gets a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit your quotable quote today.

The Last Best West by Longfellow


If a cowboy hat is a regular part of your attire, and you think that black jeans are dress pants, then you are going to want to read The Last Best West™ . This is the book that started our website more than 2 decades ago. Written by Longfellow it tells a powerful story of revenge and redemption.

Set in 1896 amidst the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush, The Last Best West™ tells the story of a lifelong grudge between Wasey Bruce and Poke Roberts. Their hatred travels the breadth of the North American West and sets the men on different paths for the gold fields of the Klondike River. Fate brings the men  together again in Dawson City, where millionaires are a dime a dozen and horses are as rare as a pretty woman. See at

Authentic Wanted Posters and Old West Badges

 Our three lines of original poster art (Old West PostersAuthentic Wanted Posters, and Legends of the Westcan be seen all over the world, from homesteads and club houses to fancy Dance Halls and Saloons. Our ever popular old west badges  are authentic in size and weight to the origins, and are a favorite of re-enactors and are often seen in western films and series.

In person the cowboys were mostly medium-sized men… quick and wiry, and as a rule very good-natured; in fact, it did not pay to be anything else. In character, their like never was or will be again. – Teddy Blue Abbott; Cowboy 1882