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Cowboy Ten Commandments

  • Just one God.

  • Honor yer Ma and Pa.

  • No telling tales or gossipin’.

  • Git ye to Sunday meetin’.

  • Put nothin’ before God.

  • No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal.

  • No killin’.

  • Watch yer mouth.

  • Don’t take what ain’t yers.

  • Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s gear.


Cowboy Wisdom – Quotes to live by

Sometimes a quote can perfectly capture a moment, a feeling, or a situation in such a way that it can inspire or compel you. Here are a few you may enjoy.

On Life

Give more than you get.

If a man isn’t a humanist when he’s 20 – he has no heart. If he isn’t a conservative when he’s 40 – he has no brain. – Winston Churchill

The less I do, the busier I am.

May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift

I had a lover’s quarrel with the world. – Robert Frost

No matter where you go – there you are!

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. – Francis Bacon

Most people lead lives of quiet desperation. . . . – Henry David Thoreau

If you always do what you’ve done – you’ll always get what you’ve got.

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.– don Juan Matus (From Carlos Castaneda)

Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. – Confucius

Never complain, never explain, and never say you’re sorry. Hockey icon Don Cherry

One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been. – Will Rogers


The more people I meet – the better I like my dog.

Oh…Why won’t you support my gibberish? – Homer Simpson

God must love the common man – he made so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln

The tumultuous populace of large cities are always to be dreaded. – George Washington

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll

If you don’t stand for something – you will fall for anything.

Keep your City out of My Country – Cowboy Poster

Never get in a pissing match with a skunk.

It costs nothing to be nice.

Hell is other People. – Voltaire

A University degree only tells people you can think, not that you have any brains. . . .

All the world loves an outlaw, for some damn reason they remember ’em – Jesse James

When ever someone says, it is not about the money – that is exactly what it is about.

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.  – George Burns

Sports/Odds and Sods

Either you give it right back or the next thing you know everyone and his brother will be trying you on for size. – 1960s hockey star, Doug Harvey on being a player.

The problem with socialism, is sooner or later you run out of other peoples money. British PM Margret Thatcher.

The secret to managing is to keep the 6 guys that like you away from the 6 that hate your guts. – Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel.

There’s lies, damn lies, and statistics. – Hall of Fame hockey coach Scotty Bowman.

Never miss a good opportunity to shut up. – Will Rogers

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. – Benjamin Franklin

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
– Benjamin Franklin

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. — Francis Bacon

Opinions are like assholes – everyone’s got one.

The most indispensable tool for any writer is a built in, shock proof, shit detector. – Ernest Hemingway.

Tracer rounds work both ways. –  US Army training manual.


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Our Cowboy Wisdom Posters

  • Big Heat Handmade Fedora

    Big Heat Handmade Fedora Hat - our take on Glenn Ford's fedora from The Big Heat. {1953} The Big Heat features great fedoras in almost every scene, and this is our take on the Dave Bannion hat.
    • Crown: 5" inches
    • Brim 2 3/4"
    • Hatband: 2" Black grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Hand shaped snap brim, with front dip. Bound
    • Color: Granite
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hatband not sold separately
  • Fred Dobbs Classic Fedora

    The Fred Dobbs classic fedora - our version of the classic fedora from the Bogart film, - Treasure of the Sierra Madre. (1948) One of our all time favorite films this hat is a new version of the ratty top that Bogart sports as the living-on-the-edge adventurer, Fred C. Dobbs. A classic movie fedora from the last best west shown here in our rich charcoal color.
    • CROWN: 5 inches
    • BRIM: 2 3/4 inches
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Snap Brim, hand shaped
    • Color shown: Charcoal
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Musician Favorite
  • Rigby Reardon Fedora

    Rigby Reardon Fedora - our version of the hat from Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. {1982} Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid may be the cleverest movie in the history of film. This was the first film that cut in classic film scenes and legendary film stars into the plot and dialogue of the story.


    • Crown: 5"
    • Brim 2 3/4" inches
    • Hatband: 2" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Snap Brim, hand shaped Open
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • Frenchy Custom Fedora

    Frenchy Custom Fedora. Our take on Paul Henreid’s, Victor Laszlo fedora from Casablanca. (1942) The movie was put into wide release on January 23 1943, and at the Academy Awards of 1944, won 3 Oscars, including Best Film, Director, and Screen Play. Casablanca is perhaps the greatest example of film noir and the use of lighting and shadow is compelling. The scenes are brilliantly staged, and the dialogue is second to none.
    • Crown: 5 inches
    • Brim 2 3/4"
    • Hatband: Black 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: hand shaped snap brim with black Bound edge
    • Color: Sand
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Musician Favorite

  • Custom Handmade Medicine Pouch - A cowboy needs a handy pouch to store his "needful things" in. Like cartridges, matches, money, keys, or even medicine! This beauty is well-made and will give you good service. Back loop is 2 1/2" wide - big enough to slide over virtually any gun belt. Heavy grain cowhide with concho, bone button and leather tie.
  • Leather Covered Canteen

    Leather Covered Canteen - Cloth wrapped canteen body for insulation, and then more insulation from the custom leather cover. Mouth piece and cap are plastic for hygienic reasons. For an extra 45 dollars we will put 2 initials on your leather covered canteen and surround it with border edging.
  • Custom Leather Wrist Cuffs - Hard working cowboys valued heavy leather cuffs for protecting their shirts, wrists and lower arm when working with cattle. When worn with a good pair of leather gloves, the cuffs perfectly protect a cowboys hands and wrists from rope burn, and the stiff cuffs act as a brace; preventing wrist sprains.

  •  Big Boy Hatband - hand-made by the last best west 1/2" inch of quality dyed tooling leather with a 3 stamp pattern. Color: Deadwood Brown also available in Black and Timbre Brown. Shown on our Laboeuf hat from 2010s True Grit.  ORDERING THE RIGHT SIZE MEDIUM FITS HAT SIZES 6 3/4 TO 7 3/8 LARGE FITS HAT SIZES 7 1/2 TO SIZE 8
  • Barbwire Custom Hatband - an old west leather hatband hand made by the last best west

    Get our Barbwire Cowboy Hatband and never leave the range with this great looking hatband!

    We use two colors of latigo lace knotted and twisted similar to barb wire. Looks best over top of a ribbon and bow hatband, Shown on our Yellowstone Kelly Hat.

    • Ordering the right size

    • Medium Fits hat sizes 6 3/4 to 7 3/8

    • Large fits hat sizes 7 1/2 to 8

  • Spotted Horse Cowboy Hatband hand made in leather by the last best west

    8 Turquoise spots on 1/2" inch 2 tone dyed and speckled leather

    Spotted Horse Cowboy Hatband shown on our Cimarron hat.

    • Ordering the right size

    • Medium Fits hat sizes 6 3/4 to 7 3/8

    • Large fits hat sizes 7 1/2 to 8

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