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 Hats

Clint Eastwood’s hat from Cry Macho

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

Coming up in 2022

Coming this year are a saddle bag of new products. Some new movie hats, including Cry Macho, and coming up the Schofield Kid from Unforgiven, and the off kilter style from The Kid. And we will be adding a corral full of leather products. Amongst them are a hard shell rifle scabbard, double shoulder holsters, and these beautiful new chaps based on one worn by Clark Gable.

If you love old western TV shows and movies as much as we do you won’t want to miss our new YouTube channel. Watch old westerns like The Wild Wild West, Zane Grey Theatre, The Rifleman, Bonanza, and films with actors like Randolph Scott on our Old West Theatre Channel for free!

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

Masterson bowlerMasterson bowlerFrom: William Gordien aka Wild Marshal Bill] Sent: May 31, 2022
To: service at the last best west
Subject: Telegraph: Two more photos [Classic Bowler Hat]

When walking around Northfield Minnesota, there’s a weird feeling in me that comes out wearing an Last Best West Hat, I know I have a great fitting, high quality, handmade hat, from a company that dedicates their talents to give us, the customer a great replica hat from an era of good & bad gun toting characters. That feeling brings me to the old West, and I almost hear and feel the squeaky hinges and blowing dust while wearing this hat. I’m proud to wear a Last Best West “Masterson Hat”. Thank you to every talented and caring employee that rode on the old west train of production making my old west hat!!! I may get another hat too when I get to that day. Well, I’ve got criminals calling on me to arrest them somewhere in the crevices of my town, take care for now drifters!!— Wild Marshal Bill

 

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

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MOVIE HATS

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Jim West Cowboy Hat

Jim West Cowboy Hat

Jim West Cowboy Hat

The Jim West Cowboy Hat – Robert Conrad’s hat style from the series, Wild Wild West (1965-69)

We are excited to offer the exact dimensions of one of the original Jim West hat’s. One of our customers bought an original series-worn Jim West Cowboy Hat (worn by actor Robert Conrad) at auction.  It was a hat from the iconic 1960sTV series The Wild Wild West. He was kind enough to supply us the exact measurements of the original.

Charming gunslinger James West (an old west 007), along with Artemus Gordon,(Q from the Bond series), are the country’s first Secret Service agents.  Together they travel the Old West fighting villains, encountering beautiful women and dealing with fiendish plots to take over the world.

The opening credits feature wonderful graphics and a catchy melody. At  times you may think you’re watching the original BATMAN series or even STAR TREK, because the three series feature some similar story elements.  This old series is suitable for all ages and was just plain fun!

Arguably the most beautifully costumed TV show in history, you can find all 4 seasons of the Wild Wild West, posted on YouTube at the Old West Theatre On the channel you will also find many other classic westerns like; Zane Grey Theatre, The Rifleman, Bonanza, The Range Rider (now there’s a real beauty!), and some Randolph Scott and B Westerns.




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

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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}