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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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  • Fort Apache Cavalry Hat

    $355.00$770.00
    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
  • Sunset Monte Movie Hat

    $355.00$780.00
    the Sunset Monte Movie Hat - from Monte Walsh (2003) - we make our version of the Movie Hat 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.
  • Colonel Rossiter

    $355.00$785.00
    Our 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.

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  • Col Yorke

    Col Yorke Cavalry Hat

    $355.00$785.00
    Col Yorke 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.
  • USMC M1902 Campaign Hat

    $355.00$780.00
    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.

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  • Roughrider

    $355.00$780.00
    1898 Roughrider A new 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.
  • Custer Civil War Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$810.00
    Custer Civil War Cowboy Hat - George Custer was as flamboyant an old west personality as any of his generation, and was anything but camera shy. Many pictures exist of Custer and this one was taken at the end of the Civil War {1866} when Custer still held his battle rank of Major General.

    The color RUST IS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

    • Crown: 4" inches soft pecan top
    • Brim: 4 3/4" Hand shaped, centre right pushed up
    • Color Shown: Rust (currently unavailable) with black bound edge
    • Hatband: 1" inch black Satin with 1898 Bow.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore Hat - 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 satin ribbon and bow 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.
  • Officer’s Civil War Hat

    $355.00$790.00
    Officer's Civil War Hat - A traditional 1860s era cavalry hat hand made by the last best west Officer's Civil War 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.
  • 1890s Cavalry Hat

    $355.00$770.00
     1890s Cavalry Hat, an authentic old west cavalry hat custom made by the last best west This 1890s cavalry hat is 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
  • Union Cavalry Hat

    $355.00$760.00
    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
  • Bucky O'Neil Rough Rider Hat

    Bucky ONeil Rough Rider Hat

    $355.00$775.00
    Bucky Oneil Rough Rider Hat - This 2 part movie made for Turner Network Television traces the roots of the Spanish American War and the men who volunteered to go to Cuba and ultimately charge up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. a classic old west military hat custom made by the last best west
    • Crown: 5" inches
    • Brim 3 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Pecan
    • Crown: 3 dent military.
    • Brim: Flat/Open.
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" Satin with1898 bow shown with optional Black/Silver Officer Cavalry Cord.
  • Jeb Stuart Hat

    $370.00$810.00
    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
  • Orry Main Custom Hat

    $375.00$770.00
    Orry Main Custom Hat - 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
  • Thing Movie Hat

    $410.00$830.00
    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

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