Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather


Our hand-made hats ship in 8-10 weeks and our custom cowboy leather in 3-5 weeks

Custom Cowboy Hats
The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather
Hand made old west leather holsters
Western Town Hat
Custom Cowboy Hats
Andreas wearing his Tristan Custom Hat
m1911 Modern Shoulder Holster
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!

HELLO 2022! 2020 saw The Last Best West™ celebrate a milestone of 20 years online, and as we forge ahead in our third decade on the world wide web we thank 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.

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 catalog’s were the Internet of the day, companies like Montgomery Wards 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

Dodge City marshal BadgeFrom: milegionscouting
Sent: November 27, 2021 3:11 PM
To: service
Subject: Re: [Dodge City Marshal Badge Donation – Scouting]

Hi Travis, I’m sorry for the delay in getting back to you regarding our camporee and the wonderful gifts {posters and badges} you provided.

. . . .I have attached a couple of pictures of me presenting badges to Past Commander Barry Wood and Department Adjutant Ron Runyan.  You cannot believe how amazed they were and they really appreciated the badge.  That’s Commander Wood in the orange jacket and cowboy hat, Ron Runyan is wearing a black jacket and ski hat, while I’m wearing a vest and cowboy hat.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.  The camporee was a great success and a lot of fun for the scouts as well us old guys.  Thank you again so very much.

Yours In Cheerful Service,

Clyde Sinclair, Chairman
Department of Michigan Camporee Committee

Our Pleasure! The scouts teach valuable lessons even in today’s world.


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

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2nd hand lions movie hat

2nd Hand Lions Movie Hat2nd Hand Lions Movie Hat

The Garth hat from 2nd hand Lions (2003)

This is a charming and delightful family movie, that never takes itself too seriously and is just plain fun!

Our 2nd hand lions movie hat has a classic 3 dent sagebrush crown with a contrasting hatband and bound edge. This hat is similar to the Conagher and a cousin of the Wasey.

When Walter’s mother wants the summer off from her introverted, 10 year old son, she farms him off to her 2 cantankerous Uncles. Second Hand Lions is a clever family film, but don’t let the family thing scare you off.

The story is intriguing and has enough twists and turns to hold anyone’s interest. And of course the acting is top of the hill. The bar fight scene below is one of the highlights of this likeable film.

Movie Quotes

You know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere….

Cherry Valance from Red River (1948)



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


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


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}