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.

  • Jolan Custom Dress Hat

    $355.00$770.00
    Jolan Custom 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
  • Working Champie Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$805.00
    Working Champie Cowboy Hat - This is the working version of the Champie. Open Brim - not bound, more creasing to the crown. This crown shape is one of the most popular designs - from the late 19th century all the way to modern times. These days this basic crown shape is called the "Gus" after Robert Duvall's character in Lonesome Dove.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim 4"
    • Color Shown: Sahara.
    • Crown: Modified 3 Pinch cavalry.
    • Brim: Hand worked-Open.
    • Hatband: 1/4" grosgrain ribbon Cavalry Tie
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  • Billy the Kid Western Movie Hat

    The Billy the Kid Western Movie hat is an off kilter telescope style.  It is from the 2019 western with a twist, The Kid. This re-telling of the Billy the Kid saga has the movie's point of view taken from a teenager who happens to cross his path. The hat Billy wears has a certain amount of historical credibility and is sure to get attention

    This sharp looking hat style is a smaller cousin of our Desperado style from 2018. If you prefer the crown to tilt left to right instead of right to left, just request it on the notes below as you build your hat.


    • Color shown: Black
    • Available in all colors (see color tab below)
    • Crown: 4" Sideways telescope
    • Brim: 2 3/4" with kettle curl
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon and bow
  • The Schofield Kid Classic Cowboy Hat - We've refined the look of the movie hat by adding a bit of a kettle curl and hand roll.  And like the movie version we've added a wider brim to the classic bowler crown.

    An authentic 19th century cowboy hat design that would feel at home anywhere in the old west.

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    • Color shown: Black
    • Available in all colors (see color tab below)
    • Crown: 5" Bowler
    • Brim: 2 3/4" with kettle curl and hand roll
    • Hatband: 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon and bow
  • The hat style worn by Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp in My Darling Clementine. This distinctive looking hat is a cousin of the Open Range and a relation of the Wasey, and the Conagher. Smaller brimmed then the Open Range, our version is also similar to the hat seen in The Man who shot Liberty Valance.
    • Crown: 6" inches Modified 3 dent Sagebrush.
    • Brim: 3 1/2" inches Hand Rolled with bound edge
    • Color Shown: Granite Available in all colors, see color tabs below
    • Hatband: 3/4" Satin with bow
  • Desperado Cowboy Hat

    $385.00$855.00
    Desperado Cowboy Hat - an original hat design by the last best west.
    This baby will get some second looks! This old west performers hat is sure to get comments with it's lopsided crown and massive kettle curled brim.
    • Color shown: BONE in 100X Beaver Fur-felt
    • Available in all colors (see color tab below)
    • Crown: 4 1/2" inches modified telescope
    • Brim: 4 1/2" hand shaped and kettle curled brim
    • Hatband: 1  inch grosgrain ribbon/with Indian motive second band over top
  • Custom Cowboy Hat - The 1957.  Richard Boone wore one. So did Dean westworld BenjaminMartin. Richard Benjamin the star of the original West World movie wore one.

    Fact is you could tune into just about any tv show or western film from the 1950s and 1960s and see some sort of variation of the hat style we are calling, 1957. And it is still popular today with the Whitey character from the TV series Godless sporting one.
    • CROWN: 4 1/2 inches Front pinch, Pecan top
    • BRIM: 3 1/2" hand rolled
    • Hatband: 1/4" satin ribbon tied cavalry style
    • Color: sand with optional medium trail dust
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • Samuel Jones Movie Hat

    $380.00$770.00
    Our version of the Samuel Jones Movie Hat - from The Missing The Samuel Jones Hat is the one worn by Tommy Lee Jones, as Samuel Jones, a  white man turned Apache, who returns to his estranged daughter in time to try and rescue his grand-daughter from slave traders. Like the character there is nothing fancy about this hat, a simple open crowned cowboy hat with a bit of a pencil roll.
    • CROWN HEIGHT: 5" INCHES Open
    • BRIM: 4" 1/2" Pencil roll, with a gentle hand roll - Bound.
    • Color: Pecan
    • Hatband: Satin Ribbon with bow, with matching bound edge.
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
  • Hoss Cowboy Hat from Bonanza

    $385.00$855.00
    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bonanza (1959 - 1972) debuting on TV, this is our take on the magnificently simple hat worn by Dan Blocker as Hoss Big Guys like big hats. And Dan Blocker was a big man right from the start. Weighing 14 pounds at birth he grew to be a 6' 4" and 300 pound favorite on the iconic TV Western, Bonanza. And his Hoss Cowboy hat was the most authentic old west hat, any of the cast of Bonanza wore.
    • Color shown: Silver Belly in 100X Beaver Fur-felt
    • Available in all colors (see color tab below)
    • shown with optional medium trail dust
    • Crown: 6" inches open un-creased
    • Brim: 4 1/2" hand shaped and rolled
    • Hatband: horse hair hat band
  • Blue Duck Cowboy Hat

    $385.00$855.00
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lonesome Dove (1989)  debuting on TV, this is our version of the  hat worn by Frederick Forrest as the murderous border outlaw, Blue Duck 
    Our Blue Duck cowboy hat is one big and imposing cowboy hat with its six inch crown and 4 1/2 inch brim. Shown here in Charcoal, with our optional light trail dust.
    • Color shown: Charcoal in 20X Beaver Fur-felt
    • Available in all colors (see color tab below)
    • shown with optional light trail dust
    • Crown: 6" inches Reverse Tycoon
    • Brim: 4 1/2" hand shaped heavy dip front and back
    • Hatband: 1" grosgrain ribbon and bow
  • 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
  • Westerner Movie Hat

    $390.00$780.00
    Westerner Movie Hat - Our take on Gary Cooper's, Cole Hardin hat from The Westerner (1940) This classic old west hat has a soft telescope crown, with a big 4 inch brim, and a gentle dip to the front and back. Shown with our optional medium trail dust our Westerner Movie Hat could easily be mistaken for the hat worn by Denzel Washington as Chisholm in the new western remake of the 1960s iconic film The Magnificent Seven.  All it needs is a narrow cord hatband.  If you want the Chisolm version, just ask for it in the PRODUCTION NOTES section of your order.
    • Crown Height: 4 1/2"
    • Brim: 4"
    • Crown: Soft Telescope
    • Color shown: Black with optional light Trail Dust
    • Brim: hand shaped with slight roll  - Open
    • Hatband: 1" custom leather hatband
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
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