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About Our Last Best West Hats

Quality beaver and beaver blend cowboy hats, dress hats and fedoras from the last best west

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America.

We are a family owned and operated business, and unlike most hat and leather sellers on the Internet, we make and sell our own hats and leather, not resell someone elses, or import them from overseas. We make museum quality hats and custom leather and our hard wearing cowboy gear is renowned for its on trail performance.  ~ Testimonials

What does custom mean?

We allow clients to switch hatbands and request different crown and brim dimensions. As well you get your name stenciled on the sweatband inside the hat, telling the world you have a custom hat.

The prices listed are for hats as they are shown. Any changes simply enter them in the PRODUCTION NOTES section of the order. Once your order comes in we will clearly mark any changes and email you a PRODUCTION RECEIPT to confirm.  ~ OUR HAT EXPERT

All our hats are unique, one-of-a-kind, hand crafted fur-felt art. Order yours today. 

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About Beaver Fur Felt

All our hats are made with beaver fur felt which 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 body holds its shape wonderfully and is one of the finest’s material from which to manufacture quality working hats.

In theory a higher beaver content should be denoted by a higher X factor – but unfortunately there is no standard within the hat making fraternity – and a lot of confusion. On the Internet few hat sellers tell you what their fur-felt is comprised of – not to mention that we have even seen straw hats promoted as 100 or 1000X.

About our Hats

As a general rule of thumb if a hat maker just describes their hat bodies as fur-felt, chances are it’s rabbit or hare. Hat makers who use beaver fur-felt are proud of it and will state so.

We sell 3 quality beaver blends for our fine western hats – 5X, 20X and 100X. 5X is a blend of about 5% beaver with rabbit and felt. Our 20X is 50% beaver and our 100X is pure 100% beaver fur-felt.

For an all weather hat you can’t beat a pure beaver cowboy hat. Light, stiff and fabulous looking it’ll shed what ever comes its way. And consider this: Beavers live in the water, rabbits in the dirt. 

From the materials to the workmanship, you won’t find a better hat anywhere, at any price. We don’t make promises – like all real cowboys we believe that just saying a thing is promise enough.

Crown and Brim Measurements

We make custom cowboy hats so the crown and brim measurements are pretty much redundant. The hats you see online are our standard hats, if you want a specific crown and brim height we will confirm that after your order is received.  But please bare in mind that the dimensions done on any particular hat style are done to maximize the look of that particular crown shape. Shortening the crown may affect the fit or way the crown is creased.

We can make up to a six (6″) inch crown and a five (5″) brim.

Any hat with a brim width of more than 4 inches we must start with an over sized hat body, which adds a little to the cost. Most of our cowboy hats have a crown height between 5 and 6 inches and a brim width of 3 1/2 to 4 inches. Some hat styles with a wider brim include the Wasey, Quigley, Everett Hitch, Little J, and all our B-Movie hats.

Made to order. Made to last.
Made in America by the Cowboys from The Last Best West

Our hand-made Cowboy hats ship in 6-8 weeks.  Overseas buyers read this

PLACING YOUR ORDER

  1. Know or find out your hat size (Click for instructions)
  2. Determine color. Click for our Color Choices. Color variances caused by individual computer monitors are beyond our control.
  3. We are an Internet based business. We ask that all customers have an e-mail address, so that you are able to receive and confirm the details of your hat order. Thank-you for helping us serve you better.
  4. We will be happy to answer your questions, when you place your phone order by calling 1.866.207.1909. We can accept Visa and MasterCard cards over the phone. Once your order is received, you will be e-mailed within a business day with a PRODUCTION receipt to confirm your hat details.
  5. Once we have your order and all necessary information – your Custom Cowboy Hat will take 6-8 weeks to hand-make. Rush orders (if able to accommodate) are charged a premium of 20%. Our standard sizing is 6 3/4 – 8. The largest hat we have made and can make is about an 8 1/4.
  6. Shipping anywhere in the mainland USA is $40.00. Overseas orders please add the appropriate shipping option during checkout.

  QUESTIONS AND QUOTES

  • E-mail us your questions and quote requests to [email protected]
  • If you request a quote PLEASE e-mail us a picture of the hat you want so we know what you are talking about.
  • Click for answers to our 10 most common questions
  • Most hats are variations of hats we already make. There are over a hundred hats in our hat catalogue, and lots of neat stories to go along with them. Check through the catalog, and once you find a similar style to the hat you are looking for, place your order. We will confirm any changes from our standard style.
  • ALL production details for your hat are confirmed within 1 BUSINESS day of your order being placed.

    ORDERS CALL TOLL FREE: 1-866-207-1909

    ORDER DESK and OFFICE HOURS
    Monday to Friday 11.00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern

    We are always here to help, but not always at the very second you call. Please leave a message!

Solid Wood Hat Stretcher

Solid Wood Hat Stretcher

ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER.

A $30 DOLLAR VALUE. NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY.

We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. It is a small cost for a tool that will help keep ALL your hats fitting properly.

As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat.

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Fedoras, Dress and Musician Hats 

  • Cimarron Custom Movie Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    Cimarron Custom Movie Hat - Our version of the Yancey Cravat hat from the 1931 best picture winner. This is a very versatile hat style. The crown is a modified tycoon with a big kettle curl and roll to the brim. Musicians seem to favor our Cimarron Custom Movie Hat, and it looks great with a good suit of clothes. Performers hat, Dress Hat, or wear it on the range and impress the critters. What more do you need in a hat!
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches Modified Tycoon
    • Brim: 3 1/2" Kettle Curl, hand rolled
    • Color Shown: bone
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Pinkerton Custom Town Hat

    $335.00$750.00
     Pinkerton Custom Town Hat hand made by the last best west During the Victorian Era {1837-1901} this short top hat was one of the more common hat styles worn throughout the English speaking world. We have made the Pinkerton Custom Town Hat with everything from a 3 1/4" crown (musician) to a full 6 inch top hat. If you have specific crown and brim measurements, just enter them in the PRODUCTION NOTES below, as you build your hat order. This style also looks dynamite on women, and as a STEAM PUNK hat!
    • Crown: 4" inches Texas Straight
    • Brim: 2 3/4" Hand Shaped Bound
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" satin with bow.
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • The General Town Hat

    $335.00$750.00

    The General Town Hat - Short Crown, small brim this design goes back to the mid to late 1800s – and was a favorite hat style during the American Civil War. Striking looking hat, it looks extremely good on women.

    • CROWN HEIGHT: 3 1/2"
    • BRIM: 2 1/2
    • Hatband:1 1/2" chocolate brown satin ribbon and bow with matching bound edge.
    • Crown:Texas Straight
    • Brim:Hand Shaped Bound
    • Color shown: Sahara in 20X beaver fur felt
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Boss of the Town Hat

    $335.00$710.00
    The original Cowboy Hat from 1865  Our Boss of the Town Hat with an open or rounded crown is similar to the one worn by Wyatt Earp in 1993s excellent western film, Tombstone. The Texas flat crown version is more of a gaucho, or South American look. We will shape it either of these ways, enter your choice below as you select your hat details and options. 250_white_filials
    • CROWN: 4" inches
    • BRIM: 4" inches
    • Available in all colors
    • Hatband: 1" inch grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Open OR Texas Flat
    • Brim: Flat with bound edge, or pencil rolled
    • Colors Shown: Black, Pecan
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • There Will Be Blood Hat

    $355.00$760.00
    Our version of the Daniel Plainview hat  We show our There Will Be Blood Hat with a contrasting hat band and bound edge; Movie Hat is a Pecan color with a matching SRB and bound edge. If you wish a different color hat band and bound edge, from your hat color, please enter it in the PRODUCTION NOTES section as you build your hat below. Similar crown styles Wasey, Byron McCelroy, Conagher 250_white_filials
    • Crown 5 inches
    • Brim: 3"
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: modified Sagebrush
    • Brim: pencill rolled with a slight hand roll
    • Color Shown: Undyed natural with a chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon, bow, and bound edge.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • The classic Homburg dress hat from the 19th Century Our take on the Mister Howard Homburg Dress Hat is an authentic Milliner design from the 19th century and was worn all over the world. Hat is worn by Brad Pitt as Jesse James in the western character study, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    • CROWN: 4 1/2 inches
    • BRIM: 3 inches
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" inch satin ribbon with bow.
    • Crown: Center Crease
    • Brim: Kettle Curl Bound
    • Available in ALL Colors
    • Color shown: Black
    • Hat ships in 6-8 weeks
  • Have Gun Will Travel Dress Hat - Our version of Paladin’s Carleton Hotel Town Hat. From the TV series (1957-1963) hand made by the last best west In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Have Gun Will Travel, was one of the most watched TV shows of the early decades of television. Richard Boone portrayed the character Paladin convincingly to millions of viewers and the hats were great.
    • CROWN: 4 3/8" inches Texas Flat
    • BRIM: 3 1/4″ inches Hand rolled with a kettle curl
    • COLOR SHOWN: BONE
    • HATBAND: Matching 1 1/2″ inch grosgrain ribbon
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • 6 Shooter Western Dress Hat

    $355.00$760.00
    6 Shooter Western Dress Hat made to order by the last best west Wear this hat and they won’t know if you are coming or going! We named the hat because of the three pinch front and the three pinch back so 3 + 3 = 6 SHOOTER! Shown here in a Deep Moss Green color. This color is a near match for Olive Drab.
    • Crown: 5 1/2" inches two sided modified cavalry
    • Brim: 3 1/2" Kettle Curl hand shaped with bound edge
    • Hatband: 1" inch satin ribbon with bow
    • Color: Deep Moss Green
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Monty Old West Dress Hat

    $355.00$760.00
    Monty Old West Dress Hat a classic town hat hand made by the last best west This crown creasing is a variation of the classic 3 pinch cavalry style from the late 1800s, and now a days called the Gus. A classic looking town hat - you'll feel comfortable wearing it in just about any situation and for any occasion. A smart look for cowgirls as well. In fact this hat is very close to the one Diane Lane wears in The Virginian (2000)
    • CROWN HEIGHT:  5" inches Modified Gus crease
    • BRIM: 2 3/4" Kettle Curl Open
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" Satin with Bow Color
    • Color: Sand
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Cattle Baron Cowboy Hat

    $360.00$760.00
     Cattle Baron Cowboy Hat - a classic old west cowboy hat hand made by the last best west Even this cattleman crease has an old west look to it. Crown creases originated by working cowboys so they could easily pick up their hats. This classic crown creasing and variations of it are now seen more than any other cowboy hat style.
    • CROWN: 5" inches Old West Cattleman
    • BRIM: 3 1/2" Pencil rolled; hand shaped and Bound
    • Hatband: 1 " Satin with Bow
    • Color Shown: Chocolate with optional light trail dust
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Classic Bowler Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    Masterson Bowler a classic bowler style  Our Classic Bowler Hat as seen being worn by legendary old west marshal, Bat Masterson. Our Classic Bowler Hat ships with a matching hatband and bound edge to the hat color ordered. If you would like a different color hatband and brim edge (as seen by the black hat with the bone color bow hatband and bound edge brim) just add the color request to the Production notes below as you build your hat. You can pick any color ribbon that we have hat colors. Pease refer to color tab below.
    • Crown: 5 3/4 inches
    • Brim 2 1/4"
    • Hatband: 1 inch satin with bow.
    • Crown: Open – Bowler Round
    • Brim: Pencil Roll Bound
    • Color Shown: Silver Belly and Black
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Butch Cassidy Handmade Bowler - Our Butch Cassidy Bowler is an example of likely the most common headware in the mid to late 1800s in North America. A hat style like our Butch Cassidy Handmade Bowler was worn by all classes of people from butchers in New York to politicians in Washington along with the western Outlaw, Butch Cassidy in Wyoming and later, Bolivia.
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches OPEN: Round Uncreased
    • Brim: 2 1/4" inches Kettle Curl Bound
    • Hatband: 1 1/2 inch satin with bow
    • Color shown: Black
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Jolan Custom Handmade Dress Hat - More of a Town Hat Design, the Jolan has a small brim and was a popular look with people of substance in the West of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Essentially the same design as the Champie and the smaller brim makes it a great look for women.
    • Hatband: 1 1/2 inch satin with bow.
    • Crown: Creased
    • Brim: Kettle Curl Bound
    • Color: Black
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Jesse James Purgatory Cowboy Hat - Our take on the Brooks or Jesse James hat worn by JD Souther (of Eagles fame) from Purgatory {1999} Our Jesse James Purgatory Cowboy Hat is a pretty straight forward hat style, just a Texas Flat Crown, which is a variation of our classic Boss of the Town style hat, with a slight pencil roll, and almost flat brim.
    • Color Shown: Silver Mist. Movie hat is charcoal.
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches Texas Flat
    • Brim: 4" Pencil Roll with gentle hand roll and bound edge
    • Hatband: 1" grosgrain ribbon and bow
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Ben Wade Movie Hat

    $370.00$790.00
    Our version of the Ben Wade Movie Hat - From the 3:10 to Yuma (2007) Ben Wade's pistol has a cross in the butt, and is referred to as, "The right hand of God." Well, here's the hat band. Nickel and enamel cross conchos on black leather. OR go with the brass cut-out star concho with brass tacks hatband, or choose green embossed leather for a little different look. Add your hat band choice to the production notes below as you build your hat.
    Women! The short crown and small brim make this a great look for the fairer sex.
    Ben Wade Hat
    • CROWN: 4 1/2 inches
    • BRIM: 3 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Black and Chocolate.
    • Crown: Telescope.
    • Brim: Kettle curled and-Bound.
    • Hatband: 3 Choices for Hatband.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Byron McElroy Hat

    $355.00$765.00
    Our take on the Byron McElroy Bounty Hunter Hat - from the 3:10 to Yuma (2007). Our Byron McElroy hat is a  smaller brimmed variation of our Wasey and a cousin of our There Will Be Blood hat, this was the hat worn by Peter Fonda as Byron McCelroy in the 2007 action filled remake of the western classic - 3: 10 to Yuma.
    • Crown: 5" inches
    • Brim: 3 1/4 inches
    • Color Shown: Undyed Natural with optional light trail dust.
    • Crown: Modified Sagebrush.
    • Brim: Kettle Curl with a hand roll-Bound.
    • Hatband: 1" inch satin ribbon with bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Honky Tonk Movie Hat

    $360.00$750.00
    This elegant Town Hat or Dress Hat was a good match for legendary actor Clarke Gable. His raised eyebrow glare could make a man stop in his tracks and women swoon! Gable has such an engaging personality he makes most of his movies shine, and Honky Tonk is no exception.
    • Color Shown: undyed natural (click on tab below to view ALL colors)
    • Crown: Texas Flat
    • Brim: 3 1/4" Kettle curled and hand rolled with an open brim edge
    • Hatband: Chocolate Brown 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon and bow
    • Crown Height: 4"
    • Brim: with Kettle Curl
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Jim West Cowboy Hat

    $335.00$765.00
    Our version of the Jim West Cowboy Hat - Robert Conrad's hat from the series, Wild Wild West (1965-69) We are excited to offer the exact dimensions of the original Jim West hat! One of our customers bought an original series-worn Robert Conrad hat at auction, from the iconic 1960sTV series The Wild Wild West. He was kind enough to supply us the exact measurements of the original.
    • Crown Height: 3 3/4"
    • Brim: 2 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Black.
    • Crown: Telescope.
    • Brim: Pencil roll and hand shaped-Open.
    • Hatband: 1/4" ribbon, and a second 1/2" band.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Dylan Custom Town Hat

    $335.00$765.00
    Our version of the Dylan Custom Town Hat - A 21st century updated version of his classic Rolling Thunder hat from the 1960s. This hat has a classic telescope crown, with a pencil roll, creating a dynamic and distinctive hat. A couple of musicians from Bavaria in Germany liked the hat that they had seen Bob Dylan wearing in a 2010 concert. So we made them two.
    • Crown 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim 3 1/2"
    • Color Shown: Bone
    • Crown: Telescope
    • Brim: Pencil rolled-Open
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" Satin ribbon with Bow
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Dylan Thunder Hat

    Dylan Thunder

    $340.00$790.00
    Our take on The Rolling Thunder hat from the 1960s. Bob Dylan has some of the most dedicated fans, and his appeal is truly world wide. It should come as no surprise that there are festivals dedicated to bringing together all the various tribute singers of his timeless songs. We made this first hat, for one of them.
    • Crown: 4 1/4" inches
    • Brim: 3 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Silver Belly.
    • Crown: Soft top dent.
    • Brim: pencil roll, front pushed up slightly-Open.
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow .
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

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