Welcome to
The Last Best West™!

Our hand-made hats ship in 12-14 weeks and
our custom cowboy leather in 3-5 weeks.

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

We are designers and makers of hand made cowboy and western hats, hatbands, leather holsters, sheaths, chaps, and other cowboy gear. Don’t follow the herd – strike out on your own with classic custom cowboy hats and trail leather from The Last Best West™.

Our badges and three lines of original poster art (Old West Posters, Authentic 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. So take your time, have a mosey around. . .there’s a lot to see in The Last Best West.


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bonanza (1959 – 1972) debuting on TV, this is our take on the magnificently simple hat worn by Dan Blocker. Hoss was loved by millions, in stark contrast to the character that would surface 30 years later in the acclaimed western mini-series, Lonesome Dove.

Blue Duck was as evil an outlaw as ever rode through a western, so to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the mini series Lonesome Dove debuting on TV, this is our take on the big hat worn by Frederick Forrest as the murderous border bandit, Blue Duck.

Nothing an Old West cowboy wore was as unique as his hat and the

big hat reflected the varied weather and terrain cowboys faced in the North American West of the 19th Century.

Our period correct cowboy hats and leather gear are perfect for  working cowboys, or SASS or Cowboy Action Shooter’s.

If you love hats and cowboy leather you will definitely want to look over our many Western and Cowboy Movie Hat or holster and gun belt reproductions. Check our hat index 

And if you have a favorite western or cowboy movie hat (who doesn’t!) chances are we make it or have something close that we can modify.

We have somewhere around 170 different hat styles in our catalog; enough for even the finickiest cowboy to find a hat style they like!

Everything from classic western styles from the 19th century to new versions of your favorite hats from the movies. Click for our complete hat and product catalog

And don’t forget to look over our great leather department. There you’ll find custom fit holsters and gun belts as well as lots of other leather goods that any cowboy would treasure!

You should find our website easy to get all the information you need when ordering, simply by clicking on the tabs 1/2 way down each product page. There you will find our hat colors, leather colors, options and instructions for hat sizing, measuring yourself for a gun belt, and other useful information about our products. 

Custom Cowboy Hats


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Customers Love our cowboy gear – read all about it here!

The Last Best West
Custom Cowboy Hats and Leather

Orders can call Toll FREE 1-866-207-1909
Questions? Please e-mail us at [email protected]


What does custom mean?

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.
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.


“Doin’ right ain’t got no end.” Captain ‘Red Legs’ Terrill from The Outlaw Josey Wales. {1976}


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Don’t follow the herd – strike out on your own with a classic custom cowboy hat and leather from The Last Best West.

We make some of the finest cowboy hats and best custom hats around, and The Last Best Cowboy hat is our signature brand.

All our hats are hand-made in the old west way – one at a time.  We start with the best fur-felt hat body – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a custom hand-made hat as you can find anywhere.

You have our promise to make no two custom pieces exactly the same. It is this originality and individuality, coupled with our legendary quality, that brings clients back time and again to our index of The Last Best West Cowboy Hats and Leather order catalog :: Testimonials

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

Classic Cowboy Leather 

Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a hand crafted leather holster, gun belt, or some other fine leather work might often be determined by their own skill or talent as a leather worker.

In the nineteenth century people of the west were much more self-sufficient, and the homesteaders or ranchers were by necessity resourceful and ingenious.

Because in those days you couldn’t always ride to town and get what they wanted or needed. So they made it – or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his.

We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use.


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