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Louis Kossuth was an immigrant from Hungary and in 1852 he introduced the “Slouch Hat” style to America. Over the next decade the term came to signify almost all soft creased hats with medium or wider brims. These wider brimmed hats came into their own during the Civil War, being worn by many soldiers on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The Slouch hat started the military style of cowboy hats, that would come to include Teddy Roosevelt’s Roughrider hat from 1898 and The Kilgore style from Apocalypse Now.

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  • Thing Movie Hat

    $390.00$810.00
    Our take on Kurt Russell's hat from the Thing. The Thing Movie Hat - This 4 dent military style has the largest dimensions we can make. A 6 inch crown with a 5" brim. If you'd like the brim flatter on the sides, just put that request in the Production Notes box below.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim: 5"
    • Crown: 4 Dent Military
    • Color Shown: Chocolate
    • Brim: Hand Shaped -open
    • Hatband: Wrapped 3/4" distressed leather strapping/windstring
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • USMC M1902 Campaign Hat

    $335.00$760.00
    USMC M1902 Campaign Hat - The Few. The Proud. The Philippines. a classic old west military hat custom made by the last best west
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim 3 1/2"
    • Color Shown: Pecan with optional light trail dust.
    • Crown: Modified Slouch.
    • Brim: Flat/Bent-Open.
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" Satin with1898 bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

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  • Roughrider

    $335.00$760.00
    Roughrider Our version of the original 1898 Spanish-American War 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Hat. On our 1898 Roughrider Cavalry Hat we dropped the mesh air vent, but included the traditional military style side bow on the hat band. Order with or without the cavalry cord. Easily choose your hat options as you build your hat below. If you prefer the version without the side pinch just request it in the production notes.
    • CROWN: 4 1/4" in.
    • BRIM: 3 1/2" in.
    • Color Shown: Sahara.
    • Available in all colors
    • Crown: centre trench with side pinch.
    • Brim: hand rolled-Open.
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with 1898 bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Col. Yorke Old West Cavalry Hat -  Our version of this classic hat from the horse westerns of the 40s and 50s. The Cavalry trooper was immortalized in the John Ford Cavalry Trilogy - and this is the same hat that you can see in almost every scene from those three great movies: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; Fort Apache, and Rio Grande.
    • Crown: 4 1/4 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Silver Mist.
    • Crown: 4 corner "diamond" shaped crown.
    • Brim: Hand worked-Open upturn at the front.
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with Bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • 1890s Cavalry Hat

    $335.00$750.00
     1890s Cavalry Hat, an authentic old west cavalry hat custom made by the last best west This 1890s cavalry hat is our version of the classic look sported by the US Cavalry in the later quarter of the 19th Century. Add a top quality cavalry cord with acorns for 20 dollars. It slides over the existing satin ribbon and bow - like they did back in the day.
    • Crown: 5 inches 3 pinch cavalry
    • Brim: 4 inches Hand worked - Open brim edge
    • Color Shown: Sand
    • Hatband: Satin Ribbon cavalry tied
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Orry Main Custom Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$750.00
    The 1980s were the decade of the mini-series, and the civil war era North and South was one of the best. Patrick Swayze played the young hero, pining for the abused married woman, played by the beautiful Leslie-Anne Down. Show hat is an undyed natural color.
    • Crown: 6 inches Slouch
    • Brim 4" inches Hand rolled-Open
    • Color Shown: Silver Mist
    • Hatband: Cavalry Cord
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Colonel Rossiter

    $335.00$765.00
    Our version of the Colonel Rossiter Cavalry Hat -  from the 1966 western melodrama, Alvarez Kelly. The hat ships clean and unsoiled. Inset hat is shown with optional heavy trail dust.
    • Crown: 4 1/2 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Sand
    • Crown:modified 3 pinch cavalry crease - pecan top.
    • Brim: Hand worked-Open.
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with Bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

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  • Union Cavalry Hat

    $335.00$740.00
    This hat is patterned after one of our favorite movie cavalry hats from that dark 1967 western, A Time for Killing. Our take on this movie hat style has a modified slouch shaped crown and a dynamic hand rolled and kettle curled brim. Our Union Cavalry Hat is shown here in navy blue, for the Confederate version order SAHARA (movie hat color) or SILVER MIST. (see color tabs below) You can order your Union Cavalry Hat with an optional cavalry cord (as shown), and then the hat is ready to add your unit badge or insignia. Available in 5X, 20X and 100X Beaver fur-felt
    • Crown: 5" inches Slouch Crease
    • Brim: 3 1/2" inches Hand shaped; kettle curled open brim edge
    • Color Shown: Navy Blue
    • For the Confederate version order our SAHARA color
    • Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow with optional yellow cavalry cord
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • A traditional 1860s era cavalry hat hand made by the last best west Officer's Slouch Civil War Cavalry Hat - Louis Kossuth was an immigrant from Hungary and in 1852 he introduced the "Slouch Hat" style to America. Over the next decade the term came to signify almost all soft creased hats with medium or wider brims. Even a medium brim was an improvement over the European styled Kepis and Forage caps of the day. Shown in Union black, if you wish Confederate Gray - order silver mist.
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim: 4 inches
    • Color Shown: Black.
    • Crown: 3 dent slouch.
    • Brim: Hand shaped with 1/2" Pencil Roll-Bound.
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with 1898 bow. Shown with optional windstring and cavalry cord.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Custer Civil War Cowboy Hat

    $335.00$790.00
    Everyone knows what black looks like, so we decided to show this hat in a new color for us: RUST with contrasting hat band and bound edge in black. Easily choose your hat options during the checkout process.
    • Crown: 4" inches soft pecan top .
    • Brim: 4 3/4" Hand shaped, centre right pushed up
    • Color Shown: Rust with black bound edge.
    • Hatband: 1" inch black Satin with 1898 Bow.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Bucky O'Neil Rough Rider Hat

    Bucky ONeil Rough Rider Hat

    $335.00$755.00
    Our version of the Sam Elliot cowboy hat from Rough Riders (1997)
    • Crown: 5 inches 3 Dent Sagebrush
    • Brim: 3 1/4" inches Slightly dipped, front and back
    • Color Shown: Pecan Available in all colors see color tab below
    • Hatband: 1" inch ribbon and 1898 bow Shown with optional cavalry cord see tab below
    • 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
  • Fort Apache Cavalry Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    Fort Apache Cavalry Hat - Shown with optional Heavy Trail Dust We took our Rossiter crown, and put a pushed up cavalry brim on it. Added heavy trail dust, a "bullet hole" through the pinch in the crown, and a slight nick in the right side of the brim from a knife fight. A real "tricked out" character hat! You will find hats similar to this in any of the 3 classic westerns from John Ford, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, or Rio Grande.
    • Crown: 4 1/2 inches Modified  Cavalry
    • Brim 4" hand shaped with pushed up front - Open
    • Color Shown: Sand with optional Heavy Trail Dust
    • Hatband: 1" grosgrain ribbon with optional Horsehair  Hatband #1 and windstring.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • 1898 Campaign Hat

    $335.00$750.00
    The Spanish–American War was a conflict between Spain and the United States of America from April to August 1898. It heralded the emergence of America as a world power and climaxed with Teddy Roosevelt's' charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba. This is the enlisted man's hat style.
    • Color Shown: Sand.
    • Crown: 4 pinch peak.
    • Brim: Flat-Open.
    • Hatband: 1/2" Satin with bow
    • Crown: 6"
    • Brim: 3 1/4"
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Jeb Stuart Hat

    $360.00$790.00
    Jeb Stuart Hat - Based on the General's Original Hat Additional color and option information is located on tabs at the bottom of the page.
    • Crown: 4 1/2"
    • Brim: 3 1/2" inches
    • Crown: Modified Cavalry
    • Color: Sand with optional medium trail dust
    • Brim: hand shaped/right tacked to crown - bound
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, with 1898 Bow
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Lt. Col. Kilgore

    $335.00$760.00
    This hat is a higher crowned variation of a cavalry slouch hat, with an unbound brim, dating back to the mid 1800s. We have a 1 inch SRB for the hatband with the cavalry cord slid over top. The crown shape makes this hat a cousin to our Little J hat.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim 4 inches
    • Color Shown: Black with optional light trail dust.
    • Crown: Modified Slouch.
    • Brim: Hand rolled-Open.
    • Hatband: Satin Ribbon and bow with optional Cavalry Cord.
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks