The Last Best Cowboy Hat
a cowboy hat expert
The Last Best Cowboy Hat was conceived and designed by Longfellow after a life-long love affair with cowboys, western movies and hats. Our hat line started off in 2002 with 6 authentic old west designs researched from the Glenbow Museum, Smithsonian online, and Longfellow’s own library. The Dakota, 1890s Cavalry, The Rocky Mountain Ranger, The Jolan, Augustus, and The Boss of the Town started us off, and our hat catalog has been expanding ever since. :: Testimonials :: Email your questions to [email protected]
We are experts on the old west, cowboys and their tools, but we don’t know everything!
About Longfellow and The Last Best West
Author, historian, hatter, leather worker, expert retail leader, IT Professional and reformed dandy, it is Longfellow’s skill and talent as a designer that first developed and set the standards for The Last Best West Cowboy Hat, our custom leather products, and continues to drive development of new products at The Last Best West.
Our website is renowned for its history of the old west, hats and leather, and the place the western film has within the history of motion pictures and Pop Culture. From this perspective we believe we are producing new culturally relevant historical information, in a relatively new medium, the Internet.
We are proud to shine some light on a little known classic western movie or lengthen the shadow of an old actor. Our movie reviews sing the praises of great movies, and draw attention to an actors brilliance. Through out the website there is an ongoing narrative about the old west, and western films and how they fit in Pop Culture and history. We have always believed that this was fair use, and that any reference to a movie, or actor was to simply illustrate a point we were making.
From the history and tradition of the authentic big brimmed western hat to the modern day cowboy hats that adorn some of Rodeo’s most stellar performers, we will make you that western hat you’ve always prized. And once you have one of our fine cowboy or town hats on your head you will know why we call it, The Last Best Cowboy Hat.