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!
Custom Cowboy Hat – The 1957
Richard Boone wore one. So did Dean Martin. Richard Benjamin the star of the original West World movie wore one.
Fact is you could tune into just about any tv show or western film from the 1950s and 1960s and see some sort of variation of the hat style we are calling, 1957. And it is still popular today with the Whiteycharacter from the TV series Godlesssporting one.
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 classicRim 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.
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
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™.
From: Glenn Smith Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2023 1:16 PM To: service [The Last Best West]
Subject: Re: SHIPPED SMITH Cartridge Belt order #25530
Received the belt today. The quality and workmanship are outstanding. Well worth the cost over others that I have looked at. Will be doing further business in the future. Thanks again for such a quality product. Glenn Smith
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.
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 sheaths, chaps, 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
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!
Custom Cowboy Hat – The 1957. A classic cowboy hat style
Richard Boone wore one. So did Dean Martin. Richard Benjamin the star of the original West World movie wore one. Fact is you could tune into just about any tv show or western film from the 1950s and 1960s and see one.
And it is still popular today with the Whitey character from the NETFLIX series Godlesssporting one.
The front crown pinch might be wider or narrower, the brim might have less or more curl. But they are just a variation of this timeless cowboy hat shape. So we thought this was a good representation of this cowboy hat style, we are calling 1957.
Beaver Fur Felt is dense and virtually waterproof. It consists of beaver and/or rabbit/hare fur blended with felt to produce a material that lasts 5-10 times longer than wool-felt.
A fine Beaver and Beaver blend fur-felt hat can be re-worked and shaped numerous times, with just a steam iron and a bit of patience. And is one of the finest materials from which to manufacture quality hats.
We start with the best fur-felt hat body available – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a custom western hat as you can find.HAT FACTS ~ HAT CARE
Pretty impressive shooting and gun spinning displayed by Whiteyin this clip from Godless.
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
From: Development Design Services Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:30 AM Subject: THANK YOU!!!! [Plainsman Hat]
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
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.
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!