Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather
MADE TO ORDER. MADE TO LAST. MADE IN AMERICA.
Our hand-made hats ship in 6-8 weeks and our custom cowboy leather in 3-5 weeks.
To all on the front lines of the medical profession, police, emergency responders, truck drivers, couriers, restaurants and cafes thank-you! To all these people, and more, that keep us safe, supplied and protected we tip our hats and offer our support. Stay safe.
With most of the world sheltering in place over the next month we thought we would give our clients and friends a distraction to help the time go by. A contest to engage your imagination and powers of deduction, along with your love of movies.
WE HAVE A WINNER!
Well, we have been suitably humbled…this contest was posted at 1:42 April 4 and in just 17 minutes(!) Ben Ellis posted the winning answer on our Facebook page.
Our mystery hat was the hat style worn by Clint Eastwood as Walt Coogan, in 1968s Coogan’s Bluff. Ben will be getting his own 800 dollar, pure beaver, “Coogan” in the coming weeks!
Thanks to everyone that played along and stay healthy!
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!
2020 MEANS TWENTY YEARS ONLINE!
Many thanks to all our dedicated clients who have made this possible. And we look forward to offering great custom cowboy leather and the Internets largest selection of online custom hats for decades to come. All made in the USA.
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; 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.
We have 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™.
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 stenciled 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 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.
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
Adapted from a Texas pattern shoulder holster circa 1890. We have eliminated the chest strap and have secured the holster by using a strap and buckle that goes across your back, and over the opposite arm. As well we have angled the holster towards the centre of your chest, allowing for quick access. Comes with extra mag pouch. Holster shown is in a antique brown color.
Our leather cowboy holsters; belts and chaps are based on pictures from museums, archival photos and mail order catalogs from the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. And of course all the great Hollywood Westerns of the past 100 years.
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. 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!
HISTORY OF HAT BANDS
In the middle ages when men went off to war it was customary to take a feather from their loved one. Because men were mostly right-handed, a man would typically lead with their right side when fighting with a sword. The challenge was where to put the feather. At first war fighters would stick the feather in the band of their hat on the right. But soldiers quickly learned it could affect their sight, so the cavaliers adapted and the feather was moved to the left side of the crown, where the bow remains today.