Old West Cowboy Hats

OLD WEST COWBOY HATS

The Cowboy Hat defines the wearer

A traditional cowboy prized his hat above all things – with good reason. It was often worth a month or two’s wages – and that made it very expensive. The cowboy likely spent hours personalizing the hat with creases to the crown and molding the brim – that made it his.

A 19th century cowboy would go to hell and back to retrieve a misplaced old west hat and it was seldom further than an arm’s length away.

Old Fashion Quality
You won’t find these western hats at your nearest mall. Many of the brim shapes or crowns may look familiar, may even be the same, but they are poor imitations, cookie-cutter designs; mass produced and available virtually anywhere. Don’t follow the herd – strike out on your own with a classic custom western hat from The Last Best West.

The Last Best Cowboy Hat
We start with the best fur-felt hat body available – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a hand-made western hat as you can find anywhere, for any price.

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

  • Brad Pitt Tristan Movie Hat

    $390.00$795.00
    Our interpretation of the Brad Pitt Tristan Movie Hat in Legends of the Fall (1994) Our Legends of the Fall cowboy hat is a classic cowboy hat design worn by many of our favorite cowboy movie heroes through film history. In Legends of the Fall this hat style is worn by Brad Pitt as Tristan Ludlow, in this big sweeping western story.
    • Crown: 5 1/4 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Sahara; with optional medium trail dust.
    • Crown: Pinched front, Pecan top
    • Brim: Hand rolled-open
    • Hatband: 1" dark brown leather
  • Augustus Custom Handmade Hat

    $355.00$770.00
    augustus custom handmade hat style from the classic mini-series, Lonesome Dove (1989) Loveable old Ranger Augustus McCrae is the scalawag that keeps the Hat Creek Cattle Company loose and is a great counter balance to the salty Woodrow Call.  This style of old west crown with it's 3 pinch cavalry creasing was first called the "Tom Mix" after the early movie star, and then became known as "The Gus" crease because of  Lonesome Dove. This is a great look for both men and women! 250_white_filials
    • CROWN: 6 inches
    • BRIM: 4"
    • Crown: Modified 3 pinch cavalry
    • Brim: Hand worked and rolled
    • Hatband: Custom 1/2" leather twist
    • Color shown: Sand
    • hats ship in 12-14 weeks
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • Tom Horn Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$780.00
    Tom Horn Cowboy Hat - Our reproduction of the Steve McQueen cowboy hat from the movie, Tom Horn - {1980} The crown creasing of this hat is close to the Augustus, but it's the hand shaped brim that gives this movie hat its unique character and look. Hired by the leading citizens of a county to eradicate rustling, Horn, goes about his business too efficiently, making his employers nervous for their own safety.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim 4"
    • Color Shown: Camo, Silver Belly and Sand
    • Crown: 3 pinch crease.
    • Brim: Hand worked-Open
    • Hatband: 3 braid rope or 1" grosgrain ribbon and bow.
  • Rock’n Billy

    $355.00$785.00
    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.
    • Musician Favorite
  • Bohannon Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$745.00
    The Cullen Bohannon Cowboy Hat from the AMC series, Hell On Wheels, hand made by the last best west This is the same hat style we made for actor Anson Mount, and he wore as the ass kicking railway man Cullen Bohannon, in the last 2 years of the series.
    • Crown: 4 1/4" inches Texas Flat
    • Brim: 3 1/2" inches
    • Shown in Black with optional medium trail dust Available in all colors
    • Hatband: 1″ inch grosgrain ribbon and bow.
  • Sundance Kid Cowboy Hat

    $390.00$770.00
    Sundance Kid Cowboy Hat - Our take on a classic western movie hat the hat worn by Robert Redford in 1969s, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  This hat is pretty nondescript and is a good representation of the type of hat that would have been seen in the later half of the 19th century on many of the cowboys riding through the west.
    • Crown: 4 1/4" inches Telescope
    • Brim: 3 1/4 inches open with a gentle hand-roll
    • Color: Chocolate with light trail dust
    • Hatband: 1/2" distressed brown leather
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • 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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  • Doc Holliday Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$780.00
    Our version of the Doc Holliday Cowboy Hat - from Tombstone {1993} Doc's adversary amongst the Cow Boys, of course, was Johnny Ringo. So naturally the Doc Holliday Cowboy Hat is the opposite of Johnny Ringo's. The fedora working to the crown suggests culture and education, and the left turn up on the brim infers a dangerous bent to his personality. Also shown is a 20X sand colored Doc Holliday cowboy hat made for a theatre company in Nashville. Order yours today. Doc Holliday Cowboy Hat
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim: 4 inches
    • Color Shown: Black with medium trail dust and Bone
    • Crown: Fedora top and pinch
    • Brim: Hand worked, left side curled higher-Bound
    • Hatband: 1 inch satin with bow
  • Yellowstone Kelly Hat

    $380.00$825.00
    an authentic old west hat with over sized brim  Yellowstone Kelly Custom Hat - We introduced this hat design in 2008 based on what we think Yellowstone Kelly is wearing in the historical photo from the 1890s. The brim we have pretty dang close and we have used a crown treatment that would have been in keeping with the style exhibited by this cultured warrior. 250_white_filials
    • CROWN: 5 1/2 inches
    • BRIM: 4 1/2 inches
    • Crown Shape: Modified Cavalry Pinch
    • Color: Whiskey
    • Brim: Hand rolled with 1" kettle curl Bound Edge
    • Hatband: 1" inch Chocolate brown satin with 1898 bow
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • Charley Prince Movie Hat

    $380.00$785.00
    Our take on the Charley Prince Western Movie Hat - from the 3:10 to Yuma (2007). Charley's hat style is the often seen telescope crown with a 4 inch brim, with a healthy dip to the front and back of the brim.
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim 4 inches
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Crown: Telescope
    • Brim: Hand shaped-Open
    • Hatband: Dark 1" leather
  • Captain Call Handmade Hat

    $355.00$770.00
    A custom cowboy movie hat from Lonesome Dove (1989) Our take on the hat style worn by Tommy Lee Jones The Tommy Lee Jones cowboy hat from Lonesome Dove. The Captain Call Handmade Hat is like the character simple, unrefined, and basic. A classic Boss of the Plains with a heavy dip front and back on the bound brim.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Crown: Open - uncreased
    • Brim: Bound Hand shaped dipped front and back.
    • Hatband: 1" grosgrain ribbon with bow
    • Color shown: Black in 20X fur-felt
    • hats ship in 6-8 weeks.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hatband not sold separately
  • Boss of the Town Hat

    $355.00$740.00
    Boss of the Town Hat - 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
  • 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.
  • Paladin Hat

    $390.00$830.00
    Paladin Hat - the Have Gun Will Travel Gunfighters' Hat (1957–1963) The hat Richard Boone wore with the kettle curl and with the pecan crown is the early season hat and the one we like the best. You can also order the one worn for several later seasons with the 4 inch brim and taller crown. You can choose either style simply by entering your choice in the production notes below.  We make our version of the TV Series hat. Early season hat has smaller dimensions and a kettle curled brim
    • Crown: 4 3/8 inches
    • Brim: 3 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Crown: Pecan top
    • Brim: Kettle curl hand rolled-Open
    • Hatband: Custom 1 1/4" black leather with 4 conchos.
    Later season hat has a taller crown and a 4 inch hand rolled brim
    • Crown: 5 1/4 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Crown: Pecan top with front pinch
    • Brim: Hand shaped - Open
    • Hatband: Custom 1 1/4" black leather with 4 conchos.
  • Dead Eye Marston

    $390.00$810.00
    Dead Eye Marston Gamers Hat - John Marston hat from Red Dead Redemption A classic gamers hat hand made by the last best west. Here's our take on the John Marston hat, shown with optional windstring, and light trail dust. Easily select your hat options as you build your hat below. 
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches
    • Brim 3 1/4"
    • Color Shown: Chocolate
    • Brim: Hand shaped - Open
    • Hatband: Custom 3/4" brown leather with gromets
  • Wasey Hat

    $385.00$810.00
    Wasey Hat - Modified Sagebrush shaped crown was one of the most common of the first few decades of the 20th century. Made famous in the early silent westerns by pioneering movie maker and star William S. Hart.
    • Crown: 5 inches
    • Brim 4 3/4"
    • Winchester version has a 3 1/2" brim and 1" leather hatband
    • Color Shown: Undyed natural.
    • Crown: Modified Sagebrush.
    • Brim: Open.
    • Hatband: 1" Satin with Bow.
  • Pinkerton Custom Town Hat

    $355.00$770.00
     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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Will Munny Cowboy Hat

    $380.00$785.00
    Our take on the Will Munny Hat From Unforgiven (1992)  This powerful western drama from 1992 is Clint Eastwoods' Cowboy Masterpiece. Eastwood plays the reformed pistol fighter, Will Munny, who comes out of retirement to go hunting bounty on a couple of buckeroos who cut up a dance hall girl. Will Munny Cowboy Hat 250_white_filials
    • Crown: 5 1/2 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Whiskey.
    • Crown: Modified Tycoon.
    • Brim: Hand shaped-Open.
    • Hatband: 1 1/8" Dark leather.
  • Johnny Ringo Hat

    $390.00$780.00
    Our version of the Johnny Ringo Hat - from Tombstone {1993} Hats in the old west shipped with a satin ribbon and bow for the hat band and cowboys would often add their own hat band and just slide it over the existing satin one. Our custom Ringo hat has the same off kilter crown as the movie hat, and the same rakish upturn to the right side of the brim. Instead of the braided horse hair band that's sported in the movie, we've chosen to wrap our custom wind string, around the existing band. Comes with wind string, you do not need to order separately.
    • Crown: 4 1/2 inches
    • Brim: 4"
    • Color Shown: Black
    • Crown: off-kilter telescope
    • Brim: Hand worked-Open, pushed up center-right
    • Hatband: Black 1 inch satin with bow. c/w custom Wind String wrapped over the ribbon

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  • Cattle Baron Cowboy Hat

    $380.00$780.00
     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
  • Hickok Old West Hat

    $380.00$810.00

    a historical reproduction of Wild Bill Hickok's hat 

    Hickok Old West Cowboy Hat. We start with an over sized hat body to make this classic western hat, with a short crown and wide pencil rolled brim. Brims worked different - but essentially the same hat worn by Wild Bill on HBOs Deadwood.
    • Crown: 4 1/2 inches Texas flat
    • Brim 4" Pencil rolled and Bound
    • Color: Black
    • Hatband: 1" inch Satin with Bow
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • 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. We were proud to make a Custer for legendary guitarist, James Thornbury, formerly of Canned Heat.

    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
    • Musician Favorite
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