Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather


Our hand-made hats ship in 6-8 weeks and our custom cowboy leather in 3-5 weeks.

We are designers and makers of hand made cowboy and western hats, leather holsters, sheaths, chaps, and other cowboy gear. 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. testimonials

100X Mink Cowboy Hat Century GradeIf 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 Soon!

We are excited to be introducing  a premier line of hat bodies in BEAVER BELLY, MINK, and CHINCHILLA. These are the most luxurious hat bodies in the world and are available only in 100x. If you’d like to be notified when we premier these spectacular hat bodies, email [email protected]

Shown here is the hat style worn by Hugh Jackman as Drover, in the film epic; Australia. Made from 100X natural mink this is the absolute finest in all weather hat wear. Minks are semi-aquatic and their fur is oily and even more dense than beaver fur. Making the minks fur extremely soft and very desirable for milliners, and sought after by hat people.


Tom Mix was the first cowboy star to wear outrageous outfits; and became, arguably, the first movie star earning 40,000 a week in 1925. Later Cowboy heroes copied this successful formula, but none eclipsed Mix in popularity. Before he starred in films Tom Mix lived the cowboy way, serving as Town Marshal in Dewey, Oklahoma in 1912, and later performing in Wild West shows. Both Mix and another early western film star; William S. Hart, were pall bearers at Wyatt Earp’s funeral in 1929. Yup, that Wyatt Earp. . .

We’ve been online for almost 20 years and during that time our promise has stayed the same…to make no two of our custom cowboy hats and leather exactly the same. And it is this originality and individuality that brings clients back time and again to our order catalog. We showcase everything from classic western styles from the 19th century to new versions of your favorite hats from the movies. So take your time, have a wander around. . .there’s lots to see in The Last Best West™.  Click for our product catalog

Quotable Quotes

“The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it’s a state of mind. It’s whatever you want it to be.”

— Tom Mix



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Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather


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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.










Got my hat you guys rock I’m in love with it!!! Best quality hat I’ve ever had the privilege of wearing!

Michael Young, October 12, 2019

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}

Hello, I wanted to thank you for this amazing hat! (Tristan) Brilliant craftsmanship, a perfect fit. I really couldn’t be happier! A little Fuller’s Earth has been added for the show I’m doing, but I think the photo does it justice. Thank you again!  

Jeremy Carter Re-enactor {June 22, 2019}

July 11, 2019 11:13 AM ~ I received my Tom Horn hat style yesterday evening, which was sooner than promised. It looks great and fits perfectly. The customer service and product I received are exceptional. I will definitely be recommending your company to friends and family.

Thanks, Rob Gulotta {July 11, 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}

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 lues-rock band, Canned Heat.

James Thorbury, Musician

Subject: Tom Horn Hat. Hi Sonja, I‘m so sorry for not writing sooner, I have been somewhat ill. I ordered a Tom Horn hat from The Last Best West before Christmas last year. I wanted to let you all know how pleased I am with it. The first time I wore it in public, I got a compliment right away & I was so surprised at how quickly a woman noticed the quality & was quick to compliment me on it. I told her that I love it a lot & thanked her. It made me feel so good & I knew I had made the right decision on where to buy such a nice, quality hat. A special thanks to all from me to the people of The Last Best West.

Respectfully, Stephen Matusek August 12 2019

dear Sonja, OMG. congratulations Last Best West has hit another grand slam home run! My Tom Harte hat fits like it was made for me! oh that’s right, it was….i toss away in disdain the hat stretcher and padding you included with the hat. it fits like a glove. well, i may not LOOK like Thomas Hayden Church when i put it on my noggin, but i sure feel like him and THAT’s what counts. it is another work of art. thank you.

i’m house hunting in Texas where the actor lives (ssshhh). i hope if i wear it around town, i may get to meet him. it is perfect. i can barely keep myself from running into my study just to try it on agin’ wow. thank you. 

yer pard, Jack Mergott (soon to be a bony fide Texican) August 8 2019

Good day Miss Sonja! I received my new hat (Modified Marston)  yesterday and it’s mighty swell! Here are a couple of photographs of me wearing it. I was thinking something like The Purgatory Kid or Pistolero from Hell, what do you reckon? Thank you kindly!

Mike Jenner-Jones, England, August 17 2019

Johnny Ringo Leather Holster

Classic Cowboy Leather

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. With the exception of our shoulder holsters all holsters have a hammer tie down or strap. 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


Our Johnny Ringo holster is a closed toe design and made for quick draws with it’s trigger guard fully exposed from the holster. We’re showing our Johnny Ringo in our dynamic old mahogany color. Adorned with spots and conchos the Johnny Ringo holster and gun belt  is one eye catching rig! Find your gunbelt size :: Johnny Ringo Hat

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.

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


Classic Hats for Classic People

Over the course of making hats for clients for almost 20 years we built up quite a library of hat styles that never made it online. So in 2017 we debuted our Urban and Town hat website: HATS OF HOLLYWOOD.

Over there you’ll find stylish and modern ladies hats like, CHLOE, our classic WEEKENDER  and the El Paso Stylish Hat. Some of our movie and celebrity hat reproductions include the Tom Hardy hat from Lawless  , the Bogart fedora from Casablanca and The Mick Trilby style from the classic fight drama, Rocky. So if you are looking for something a little more modern, a little different in a hat visit Hats of Hollywood where you’ll find classic hats for classic people.


Authentic Wanted Posters and Old West Badges

 Our three lines of original poster art (Old West PostersAuthentic Wanted Posters, and Legends of the West) can 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.

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 20 years 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