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Cowboy Movie HatsOld Fashion Quality from the Last Best West

You won’t find these western hats at your nearest mall. Many of the brim shapes or crowns may look familiar, may even be the same, but they are poor imitations, cookie-cutter designs; mass produced and available virtually anywhere.

Don’t follow the herd – strike out on your own with a classic custom western hat from The Last Best West. We take our western heritage seriously and work hard at preserving the qualities that made it great.

Our hats are made the old west way – one at a time – and we believe if you want that perfect western movie hat you should be able to get the same looking hat that the character wore.

We start with the best fur-felt hat body available – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a custom western hat as you can find.

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Mini-Series and Cowboy Movie Hats

The epic mini series was arguably the most dominant form of story telling in the 1980s, when Network TV ruled the air waves. People were more than willing to watch 6-8 hours of television, spread out over 3-4 nights. The production values for the mini-series were just as impressive as those of feature films, the Networks got great ratings (mostly) and sponsors had millions of viewers for their products. This may be the only reason that Lonesome Dove has never been acclaimed as the greatest western ever filmed.

Augustus Custom Handmade Hat

Augustus Custom Handmade Hat

Lonesome Dove

Is the compelling story of 2 old Texas Rangers that are tired of living in a tame Texas town, and long for the frontier of their youth. They acquire a herd of cattle, gather up all their gear, and head north for Montana and the last of the western frontier with a motley collection of buckaroos and hangers on.

The story is powerfully acted and shows the majesty of the dangerous west, and the hardships that had to be overcome by the men and women of the day.

Augustus ~ Captain Call ~ Jake Spoon

The Lonesome Dove story is a bittersweet one, told over almost 400 minutes, allowing great character development for all the diverse story lines that eventually converge. The Best of the Best!

1866 Yellow Boy

The Winchester 1866 Sporting Rifle, one of the first large calibre lever action rifles. This was Gus’s rifle in Lonesome Dove

We were honored to be asked to reproduce the hat (modified Curly Bill), chaps (modified open range), and cartridge belt (our 3 inch), shown at right being worn by 1870s cowboy, Nat Love, for the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington.

Nat love

Smithsonian ReenactmentHello Longfellow and Sonja!

Xavier Carnegie here, just writing to thank you for your amazing work on our gear pieces at the Smithsonian Institution for our program “Love on the Range,” featuring historic cowboy Nat Love.

Everything you folks made, from the beautiful custom hat, to the leather chaps and gun belt, have been fantastic.

Attached is a reenactment photo of the famous Nat Love photo I sent you months ago as the blueprint for the gear, with myself as the actor, which was taken by someone in our Media Department, and digitally manipulated for an 1800s effect. I submit it to you, with all the gratitude I can muster for your expertise and guidance in this process!

S. Xavier Carnegie
Theater Programs’ Creative Director
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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Open Range

Kevin Costner’s cowboy movie, Open Range, has a different premise than many westerns of this type. In the old westerns, range wars erupted when farmers attempted to put up barb wire across open range.

In this movie Boss Spearman, Charley Waite and their 2 man crew are moving their herd of cattle across community range, and are denigrated as Free Grazers by the local cattle magnate. Denton Baxter proceeds to try to steal their herd, and picks a fight with the cattlemen played by Costner and Robert Duvall.

Bad move.

Turns out Charley Waite is a reformed gun hand fighting PTSD, with some psychological issues from his days as a hired pistol fighter. The final gunfight scenes are some of the best ever staged and one of the movie’s highlights.

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Hat Liner

Our galloping cowboy logo is on all our last best west hat liners.

If it was made in the Past – it can be made in the Present, and Most questions regarding, “Can you make. . . .”  is yes.

If you’ve seen it in a movie, or have a picture of it – we can make it. Send us a picture of the cowboy movie hat you are looking for, and we will get you a quote.

Like the man said, a picture is worth a thousand words, so please send a picture along with your quote requests.

E-mail Sonja at service @ thelastbestwest .com/

From the BEAVER fur-felt hat bodies to the rest of the fixings you’d be hard pressed to find a better made cowboy movie hat anywhere. For any price. See what our clients say on our testimonial page :: Contact Us

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3 inch cartridge belt

The 2008 movie by Ed Harris; Appaloosa, is a fine movie with a different look at the western story.

Highly entertaining, the restrained performance by Harris underscores the unwavering nature of Virgil Cole’s’ will.

There are no gray areas in life, to Virgil Cole, and he approaches his role as Town Sheriff in this manner.

The story is told from Everett Hitch’s perspective, and not long into the movie, Everett appears to be the brains of the outfit. The movie also gives a powerful portrayal of how strong friendship can be, with Virgil and Everett supporting each other, in all situations. When the woman he loves tell’s Virgil that Everett lied, Virgil doesn’t even wait for Everett to respond, before he tells her in no uncertain terms, “No he didn’t.”

The movie has one of the better western endings, with Everett taking out the only impediment to his Virgil’s happiness and security, then quietly rides out of town and into the sunset.

  • Samuel Jones Movie Hat

    $360.00$750.00
    Our version of the Samuel Jones Movie Hat - from The Missing The Samuel Jones Movie Hat is the one worn by Tommy Lee Jones, as Samuel Jones, a  white man turned Apache, who returns to his estranged daughter in time to try and rescue his grand-daughter from slave traders. Like the character there is nothing fancy about this hat, a simple open crowned cowboy hat with a bit of a pencil roll.
    • CROWN HEIGHT: 5" INCHES Open
    • BRIM: 4" 1/2" Pencil roll, with a gentle hand roll - Bound.
    • Color: Pecan
    • Hatband: Satin Ribbon with bow, with matching bound edge.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • 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
  • Everett Hitch

    $375.00$790.00

    Everett Hitch

    Our version of the Everett Hitch Movie Hat - from Appaloosa {2008} This big hat could have been copied from our Hickok. Our Hitch hat has an extra wide brim with a kettle curl and hand rolled brim. If you wish a windstring, you can add it during the check out process.
    • Crown: 5" inches
    • Brim: 4 1/2"
    • Color Shown: Dyed Natural
    • Crown: Telescope
    • Brim: Pencil rolled; Hand worked -bound
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with bow
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Virgil Cole Movie Hat

    $335.00$760.00
    Our take on the Virgil Cole Movie Hat - from Appaloosa {2008} Our Virgil Cole Movie Hat is the cowboy hat worn by Ed Harris in 2008s excellent Western Film, Appaloosa. This is also the hat with only minor changes (a front pinch to the crown and a bit more roll to the brim) that Mr. Harris wears as The Man in Black, in HBOs new western hit, Westworld. It's almost like the character is patterned after a mean and vicious Virgil Cole. If you would like The Man in Black  version, add the request to the PRODUCTION NOTES. The style is a an adjusted version of a basic Boss of the Plains style cowboy hat. Add a homburg dent to the crown and give a nice dip to the front of the brim and there she be. Pretty close to a Fort Bragg version of the US Cavalry Hat from the 1870s.
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches Modified Homburg dent
    • Brim: 4"' inches Hand worked-bound
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with bow
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Our take on the Randall Bragg Movie Cowboy Hat - from Appaloosa {2008} Jeremy Irons crafts an intriguing Randall Bragg, a well dressed, well-connected, sophisticated Cattle Baron who gets what he wants, when he wants it. Appaloosa is such a good story, with all the actors doing a fine job of moving the story along. Our Randall Bragg Movie Cowboy Hat has a telescope crown, pencil rolled brim, and is then hand-shaped and rolled higher on the left. We have used 10 cut-out star conchos strung out along a piece of 1/2" inch of leather.
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Crown: 4" inches Telescope
    • Brim: 3 1/2" Pencil rolled and hand shaped-bound
    • Hatband: Custom 1/2" leather with 10 small star conchos. Includes custom windstring.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • LaBoeuf Cowboy Movie Hat

    $370.00$810.00
    Our version of the LaBoeuf Cowboy Movie Hat - from True Grit (2010)} the matt damon cowboy hat  The Coen Brothers' remake of True Grit is a fine retelling of a favorite western from 1969 that featured an Oscar winning performance. Movie hat is undyed natural.
    • Color Shown: Sahara
    • Crown: 4 3/4" inch modified reverse tycoon
    • Brim: 4" inches Hand Rolled curled higher on the right - open
    • Hatband: hand made 1" dark leather with 2 buckles
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Sunset Monte Movie Hat

    $335.00$760.00
    Our version of the Sunset Monte Movie Hat - from Monte Walsh (2003)  This 4 dent military style cowboy hat has the front of the brim slightly bent up. Shown with optional horse hair hat band.
    • Color Shown: Sahara
    • Crown: 6" inch 4 dent Military
    • Brim: 4" inch Flat with the front brim pushed up - bound edge
    • Hatband: Matching 1" Satin ribbon and bow. Shown with optional horse hair hat band #3 and wind string.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

  • Pork Pie Custom Fedora Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    Pork Pie Custom Fedora Hat - Naturally enough this style of hat got its name from its resemblance to a pork pie.These small brimmed hats were first seen in the mid 1800s and were a popular British town style hat. In America they were worn by many soldiers during the American Civil War, and sailors still refer to their white caps as Pork Pies.
    • Hatband: 2" Satin ribbon with Bow
    • Crown: Telescope
    • Brim: Pencil rolled Bound
    • Color: Black
    • 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
  • Rodeo Royale Custom Handmade Hat - These hats were made for young ladies competing for Rodeo Queen titles at various rodeo’s around the West. One hat shown is in black with ostrich hide, with bound edge. The other hats shown have hair on hide, buck stitch edge. Choose, ostrich, or light, or dark hair on hide as the feature hide on the brim, during the check out process.
    • Crown: Cattleman Crease
    • Color:Black
    • Brim: Hand Curled and Bound
    • Hatband: 1/2″ leather with buckle.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

  • A classic quick draw holster hand made for a schofield by the last best west This closed toe holster can be used for any single action pistol, we are calling it the schofield because it just sounds good! Shown in our signature color deadwood brown, the scallop border has a darker highlight stain, to make it pop off the leather.
  • a Tom Threepersons styled leather holster for a polymer 1911 semi-automatic side arm, hand-made by the last best west  This style will be of interest to anyone with a carry permit, Soldiers, Contractors, State Troopers, Game Wardens, Fish and Wildlife Officers, or any other professionals who carry semi-autos in rough terrain, or difficult situations. Want a secure leather holster for your  revolver? Click here for our Trooper Leather Holster
    • STYLE: THREEPERSONS JUDGE WITH BASKET WEAVE FRONT
    • COLOR: SHOWN ANTIQUE BROWN WITH HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE IN ALL COLORS
    SIDEARMS: GLOCK, SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, SIG SAUER, KIMBER, COLT, BROWNING, S&W, OTHERS CALIBERS: .22, 9MM, 40 S&W, 45ACP, OTHERS
  • Threepersons Single Action Holster hand made for your six shooter by the last best west Tom Threepersons was a law enforcement officer in El Paso, Texas, Sheriffs, and Police Departments, and several years of service fighting bootlegging along the Mexican border for the US Prohibition Service. He redesigned the belt holster in the 1920s into the world's first quick-draw holster.
  • A classic quick draw holster hand made for your sidearm by the last best west We took the classic gunfighter infinity stitch pattern, seen on many gun belts from the iconic 1960s westerns and stood it on its end and put it on our Threepersons Gunfighter holster. Get the matching belt and be ready to assault the Dark Tower! Color Shown: Deadwood Brown Matching Belt sold separately

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