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Any well maintained, clean, cowboy or western hat can certainly pass as a dress hat – but back in the 19th century, small brimmed or Town Hats were the norm to wear with a good suit of clothes.

Our Bat Masterson, Butch Cassidy and King Schultz Bowlers are examples of likely the most common head ware worn in the mid to late 1800s in North America. A bowler was worn by all classes of people from butchers in New York to politicians in Washington and the western Outlaw; Butch Cassidy and Marshal Bat Masterson.

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America by the cowboys at The Last Best West.

  • Rock’n Billy

    $335.00$765.00
    Rock'n Billy - A variation of our Little Hoss hat this hat has a slight pencil roll, bound edge and cavalry style hat band. We made this first hat for the guitar player in an English ZZ Top tribute band. Rock on Bubba!
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim 2 3/4"
    • Color Shown: Pecan with optional medium Trail Dust.
    • Crown: Open or Uncreased.
    • Brim: Pencil roll and hand shaped-Bound Edge.
    • Hatband: 1/4" chocolate ribbon, cavalry tied.
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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