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!

1957 a timeless cowboy hat designNEW ARRIVALS!

westworld BenjaminCustom 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 Whitey character from the TV series Godless sporting one.

In addition to the new hat we have added two new hat bands to our Replacement Hat Band Collection

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.

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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3 Inch Cartridge or Gun BeltFrom: 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


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!







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our home page you get a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit at [email protected]

The Stoic Cowboy

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: all the dunces are in confederacy against him – Jonathan Swift

Thanks Andrew Milne of Texas for sending this insightful quote from the literary genius of his time. Andy gets a 25 dollar coupon for our store. Submit your quotable quote today.

1957 a timeless cowboy hat design

Boone as Cicero Grimes in HombreCustom Cowboy Hat – The 1957

Custom Cowboy Hat – The 1957.  A classic cowboy hat style

Richard Boone wore one. So did Dean westworld BenjaminMartin. 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.

Whitey from Godless custom hatAnd it is still popular today with the Whitey character from the NETFLIX series Godless sporting 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.

More TV Western hats can be found here

About Beaver Fur Felt

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 Whitey in this clip from Godless.

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}