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William S. Hart - early film pioneer.

Early Film Pioneer and Silent
Film Star, William S. Hart

The Last Best Cowboy Hat

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. :: All about hats and how we do it. :: Testimonials

For more than 60 years many of the best western movies and series have been filmed in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The latest is AMCs dynamic new ongoing series, Hell on Wheels. Other powerful western drama's like; River of No Return; Unforgiven, Legends of the Fall, Open Range, Crossfire Trail, Monte Walsh, Lonesome Dove (the series), Broken Trail, Speilberg's mini-series, Into the West, and the 2007 Brad Pitt western; The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, are just a few of the dozens of western's that have been filmed here.

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Authentic Designs from The Last Best West

We take our western heritage seriously and work hard at preserving the qualities that made it great. Our custom hats are made the old west way - one at a time, and believe if you want that perfect western movie hat - you should be able to get the same looking hat that the character wore. We start with the best fur-felt hat body available - made in the USA - and with the skill of our master hatter fashion as fine a custom western hat as you can find.

OUR STANDARD DELIVERY IS STILL 6- 8 weeks for our quality hand made cowboy hats.
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ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER.
A $25 DOLLAR VALUE. NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY.

Wooden Hat Stretcher FITS SIZES 6 7/8 - 8
We recommend all customers who OWN a good hat, get a hat stretcher. It Is a small cost for a tool that will help keep ALL your hats fitting properly. As well, if you only wear your hat seldom; or have a number of hats you wear, you will find our wooden hat stretcher a valuable addition to maintaining the perfect shape of your custom cowboy hat. Like all hat and leather products, our hat stand and stretcher are made in America.

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     Lonesome Dove Hats    

Augustus cowboy movie hat.

Cattlemen never retire - they
just saddle up and ride on.

The Augustus from Lonesome Dove.
Crown: Modified 3 pinch cavalry.
Brim
: Hand worked and rolled - Open
Hatband: Custom 1/2" leather braid
Color
shown: Sand

Loveable old Ranger Augustus McCrae is the scallywag that keeps the Hat Creek Cattle Company loose. Gregarious old Capt. Augustus McCrae is a great counter balance to the salty Woodrow Call, and Robert Duvall suits this part to a T. Like the hatband? Click for a similar one on our hatband page.

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5X Fur-Felt
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Lonesome Dove tells the compelling story of 2 old Texas Rangers that are tired of living in a tame Texas town, and long for the frontier of their youth. They gather up all their gear, acquire a herd of cattle, and head north for Montana and the last of the western frontier, with a motley collection of buckeroos and hangers on. The story is powerfully acted and shows the majesty of the dangerous west, and the hardships that had to be overcome by the men and women of the day.

Captain Call hat

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Captain Call from Lonesome Dove.
Crown:Open - uncreased
Brim
: Bound Hand shaped dipped front and back.
Hatband: Satin Ribbon with bow Color: Black in 20X fur-felt

Like the character this hat is simple, unrefined, and basic. A classic Boss of the Plains with a heavy dip front and back on the bound brim. Add our classic windstring {if you wish} during the checkout process.

A great role for Tommy Lee Jones; Captain Woodrow Call is an uncompromising man that lives his life in stoic silence, with only Augustus McCrae willing to challenge his surly moods.

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The epic mini series
was arguably the most dominate form of story telling in the 1980s, when Network TV ruled the air waves. People were more than willing to watch 6-8 hours of television, spread out over 3-4 nights. The production values were just as impressive as those of feature films, the Networks got great ratings, mostly, and sponsors had millions of viewers for their products. This maybe the only reason that Lonesome Dove has never been aclaimed as the greatest western ever filmed. The Lonesome Dove story is a bittersweet one, told over almost 400 minutes, allowing great character development for all the diverse story lines that eventually converge. The Best of the Best!

Custom Movie Hat.

We start with an oversized
hat body to make the Jake Spoon.

Jake Spoon from Lonesome Dove.

Crown: Modified Sagebrush :: Hatband: 1" Satin Ribbon/Bow
Color
: Sahara :: Brim: Kettle curl/hand roll - Bound

This is a big dang hat - befitting the self-centred character deftly played by Robert Urich. Everything is about Jake, and this thoughtless, arrogant, gambler makes a bad choice and ends up riding with the wrong crew.

Gus McCrae: "You know how it works Jake, you ride with an outlaw, you die with an outlaw. I'm sorry you crossed the line."

Jake Spoon: "I didn't see no line Gus. I was just trying to get through the territory without getting scalped, that's all."

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5X Fur-Felt Price: $335.00
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-Felt Price: $460.00
Shipping: $35.00 Total: $495.00 USD
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Every role in Lonesome Dove is well cast, and ex-Ranger Jake Spoon is no exception. Urich takes this role and gives it the bravado the character demands.

Our hats off to Phil Rupp
for ordering the 1st one.

Young Jake from Comanche Moon.{2008}

Crown: 4 dent campaign Brim:Kettle curl; Hand worked - Bound
Hatband: Satin ribbon w/bow Color: Bone in pure beaver.

Patterned after a traditional 1898 U.S. Cavalry Campaign Hat - we start with an oversized hat body to make this hat - add our classic windstring {if you wish} during the checkout process.

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5X Fur-Felt Price: $335.00
Shipping: $35.00 Total: $370.00 USD
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-Felt Price: $460.00
Shipping: $35.00 Total: $495.00 USD
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-Felt Price: $670.00
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We've made a number of custom hats for serving soldiers, and the Young Jake is one of them. Our hats off to Marine Sergeant Willeford for ordering this hat while serving in Afghanistan. God Bless.


Crown and Brim Measurements

We make custom cowboy hats
so the crown and brim measurements are pretty much redundant. The hats you see online are our standard hats, if you want a specific crown and brim height we will confirm that after your order is received. We can make up to a six (6") inch crown and a five (5") brim. Any hat with a brim width of more than 4 inches we must start with an oversized hat body, which adds a little to the cost. Most of our cowboy hats have a crown height between 5 and 6 inches and a brim width of 3 1/2 to 4 inches. Hat styles with a wider brim include The Wasey, Quigley, Everett Hitch, Blondie, Little J, The Dunson, Last of the Dogmen, Wild Bill, all our B-Movie hats, and many of our Custom Rodeo Hats.

The Missing  movie hat.

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Samuel Jones From The Missing. (2003)
Color: Pecan :: Crown:Open
Brim
:Bound 1/2" Pencil roll, with a gentle hand roll.
Hatband: Satin Ribbon with bow, with matching bound edge.

Very well acted, The Missing is a dark western full of mystical moments, and eire themes. Likely a little too intense for most people, this western from 2003 has one of the truly memorable bad-guys from film, the Brujo, played by Eric Schweig. Click here for the hat Magdalena Gilkeson wore.

Add our classic windstring {if you wish} during the checkout process.

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5X Fur-Felt Price: $310.00
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Wooden Hat Stand

Wooden Hat Stand

For years we have been looking for a good, top quality wooden hat stand. We finally got tired of trying inferior products and designed one ourselves! Hat stand is made from new, unfinished wood, glued and screwed, and comes fully assembled. Ready to be stained or painted to suit your taste.

And when used with our hat retainer, perfectly holds your hat size and displays your pride and joy. Available in two sizes Tall ($45 - 17" high) and Medium ($35 - 12" high) Click pic at left for larger image.

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SPECIAL OFFER Get 2 STANDS a Tall and Medium AND SAVE $15.
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What you need to know to order with confidence
On our fact page you'll learn about fur felt, see available colors, and see step by step instructions for measuring your head, ordering your custom hat, shipping, and our refund policy. We also have a section on general hat care, and Cowboy Hat Etiquette. (not to be missed!)

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A Note about Color
Color variances caused by individual computer monitors are beyond our control.
Light colors will reflect heat the best - while dark colors will retain the heat the most - with black being the worst for staying hot (black absorbs sunlight).
However black is the most formal color so bowlers and top hats were generally black or dark gray. For the first 15-20 years cowboy hats were marketed - your choice of color was black and about 3 shades of brown. Please keep in mind we try to take our pictures with natural light - so differences between the same color reflects the difference in light when the picture was taken: Indoors, Outdoors, Sunny Day or Cloudy.
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COLOR PALETTES

EARTH TONES: BONE : SILVER BELLY : SAND : DYED NATURAL : SAHARA : UNDYED NATURAL
              CAMOUFLAGE : PECAN : WHISKEY : RUST : MOSS GREEN : CHOCOLATE

PASTEL COLORS: BONE : SILVER MIST : SILVER BELLY : SAND

WARM COLORS: WHISKEY : RUST : MOSS GREEN : CHOCOLATE : BLACK CHERRY

GREYS: SILVER MIST : GRANITE :CHARCOAL : BLACK

COLORS NOT SHOWN IN THE GROUP PICTURE: CHARCOAL :: BLACK CHERRY

Click here for a large image of all the colors. Click the hat name on the picture below to link to that hat.

Our hat liner - The Last Best Cowboy Hat.

In most cases, if it was made in the Past - it can be made in the Present.

Most questions regarding, "Can you make. . . ."  is yes. If you've seen it in a movie, or have a picture of it - we can make it. Send us a picture of the hat you are looking for, and we will get you a quote. Like the man said, a picture is worth a thousand words, so please send a picture along with your quote requests.

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To the left is a picture of our hat liner. From the BEAVER fur-felt hat bodies to the rest of the fixings you'd be hard pressed to find a better made hat anywhere. For any price. If you don't believe us - see what our clients say on our testimonial page :: CONTACT US

Custom Wind string.
Heavy Latigo lace includes this oak, custom stained slider. You can choose either a medium or large oak slider, custom stained in Deadwood Brown or Old Oak. As well you can select brown or black leather lace. Add this custom wind string to any of our custom hats for 25 dollars during the check out process. Clcik on the picture at left for a larger image.

Never lose your hat again with this handsome stampede string. Easily select your choices during the checkout process.

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Custom Stampede String.

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Custom Made For. . . .
All our custom western hat's are personalized with your name, initials, or moniker stamped in gold foil on the sweat band, inside the crown. No additional charge.


Where'd those great Cowboy Hats from the Western Movies come from?

Many were versions of traditional cowboy hats from the 1800s - but most were from the imaginations of the early movie stars like Tom Mix. The old "B" Westerns from the 1930s and 40s were rife with grandiose Cowboy Hats. Many of today's most popular mass produced cowboy hat designs were first seen in the Movies.

    1. A still from a silent western from the 1920s. Notice the "Sugarloaf" Western Sombrero on the left. This shape was the transition from a straight sombrero to the Cowboy Hat. The actor in the middle is wearing a version of our "Champie"
    2. Nothings new under the Sun! Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp in My Darling Clementine {1946} The shape of his Cowboy Hat is almost the same as hats in later Western Movies: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Open Range.
    3. A young Ben Johnson with a great Character Hat in the classic western, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon {1949} 
    4. Alan Ladd as "Shane" {1953} wearing a gunfighter style cowboy hat similar to our version - the Hidalgo.

This hat was worn by Newman in many scenes of the movie. Like the bowler look? Check out our Butch Cassidy bowler by clicking here.

Butch Cassidy From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. {1969}
Color: Whiskey :: Crown:Telescope
Brim
: Open Gentle hand roll.
Hatband: Custom 1" embossed green suede.

Paul Newman was one of the great actors of his generation and by the time he made Butch Cassidy...he was a big box office attraction and a darling of the critics.The Director, George Roy Hill, has a gift for mixing wit and humour with drama, and the result was a smash hit at the box office, with many memorable scenes.

Butch Cassidy: [interrupting] I think they're in the trees up ahead.
Sundance Kid: In the bushes on the left.
Butch Cassidy: I'm telling you they're in the trees up ahead.
Sundance Kid: You take the trees, I'll take the bushes.
Percy Garris: Will you two beginners cut it out.
Butch Cassidy: Well, we're just trying to spot an ambush, Mr. Garris.
Percy Garris: Morons. I've got morons on my team. Nobody is going to rob us going down the mountain. We have got no money going down the mountain. When we have got the money, on the way back, then you can sweat.

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Sundance Kid Hat

This hat is pretty nondescript, and almost the same as the one seen above, worn by
Newman as Butch Cassidy.

Robert Redford bears a remarkable resemblance to the historical Harry Longabaugh and shines in, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (1969)

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The Sundance Kid
From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Color: Chocolate :: Crown:Telescope
Brim
: Open Gentle hand roll.
Hatband: 1/2" distressed brown leather.

Steve McQueen or Marlon Brando were the movie studio's choice to play the Sundance Kid. But Paul Newman and the director; George Roy Hill had their way and Robert Redford was cast.

The movie was a smash, making Redford a star, and the movie song by Bacharach and David, won the academy award for best song: Raindrops keep Falling on my Head.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is easy to like, very entertaining, and follows what history knows of Butch, Sundance, and Etta closely.

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Long Haired Frontier Fur felt.

FRONTIER FUR FELT
The Dodge City is shown in long hair Beaver fur-felt. Some call it SHAGGY some call it GRIZZLY, we prefer the name FRONTIER fur-felt to describe it, as this is what the very first beaver fur-felt would have been like. Not as long as Bill Cody's hat to the right, but longer than today's standard hat bodies.

You've likely seen this look before in a western movie. You can generally spot a long haired fur-felt in most of the westerns filmed in the 1930s and 40s. Errol Flynn wore it in several of his western movie's.

Has all the same characteristics as our fine, standard hat bodies - just a longer finish to the fur of the hat.

You can request Frontier Fur Felt for any of our hats, when your hat details are confirmed with Sonja, within a day of your purchase being made.
No extra charge.

The Dodge City  
Color:Black :: Crown: Pecan top with slight front pinch.
Brim: 1" kettle curl with gentle hand roll.
Hatband: 3/4" Satin Ribbon with 1898 bow.

After filming The Adventures of Robin Hood, Warner Brothers top action star; Errol Flynn was rushed into his first western role, 1939s western; Dodge City. The movie is quite entertaining, with Flynn playing Wade Hatton with more than a dash of Robin Hood! Flynn favoured this hat shape in many of the westerns he later appeared in. Virtually the same hat style is worn by The Kid in The Quick and the Dead. (1995)

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Buffalo Bill Cody

An early picture of a young Buffalo Bill Cody wearing a long-haired Frontier Cowboy Hat. Notice the bound edge.

Errol Flynn swash buckles as Wade Hatton in the classic western; Dodge City; (1939)

Front page of the Calgary Herald; September 21, 2007.
Our Hickok Custom Cowboy Hat goes to the movies! Oh. . .that's our pard Red under it and Sonja at his side at the World Premier of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Hickok Custom Hat

The Hickok

Crown: Texas flat
Brim: Kettle Curl Bound
Hatband: 1" inch Satin with Bow
Color shown: Black

Bill Hickok was larger than life and he liked his hats the same way - this is our best guess on what Wild Bill was wearing in the picture at right. We start with an oversized hat body to make this classic western hat, with a short crown and wide brim.

Brim's worked different - but essentially the same hat worn by Wild Bill on HBO's Deadwood.

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Sahara colored Hickok custom hat to the left. The taller crown was a customer request.

We are excited to offer a beautiful line of Artisan Hatbands hand made in America!

These great looking hatbands incorporate natural and synthetic materials in a dynamic design, to give an old hat a new look, or any hat 2 different looks!

Shown at right is our Mustang Creek hatband on our Yellowstone Kelly hat.

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Hand made Artisan Hatbands

Shown with optional horse hair hat band #4. Click for all our horse hat band choices. Easily select your hat options during the checkout process.

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Yellowstone Kelly
Crown: Modified Cavalry Pinch
Brim: Hand rolled with 1" kettle curl Bound Edge
Hatband: 1" inch Chocolate brown satin with 1898 bow
Color as shown: Whiskey

This is a new hat design for us based on what we think Yellowstone Kelly is wearing at right. 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.

The historical Luther S. "Yellowstone" Kelly was a celebrity during his life. Born in New York in 1849 he fought during the Civil War and finished his army career out west on the frontier. Yellowstone earned his moniker during the 1870s and 80s exploring/trapping and scouting for the army in the Yellowstone River basin. Very intelligent and well read, it was not uncommon for Kelly to quote Shakespeare as he went about his business. More about Yellowstone Kelly.

Warner Brothers made a standard formula western featuring its remuda of contract TV actors, with Clint Walker (bottom right) playing the lead in the 1959 western; Yellowstone Kelly.

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Custom Hand Made Hatbands

Freshen the look of your favorite old hat with a new custom hat band from The Last Best West. Introduced in the spring of 2011 our hatbands are all made by hand, and have that authentic Cowboy flavor to help you stand out from the herd. We still won't sell the custom hat bands that go with our great hats, but here's a selection of 8 original hatband's to help you make your own statement.

We've adapted a slider so every hat band ties off at the back and is held in place by light pressure. It's surprising fast and you can easily take our hatband off and put it on a different hat. This design innovation gives a dang fine fit every time. :: Custom Hatbands

Lonergan hat from Cowboys and Aliens

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Cimarron
The Yancey Cravat hat from 1931s best picture winner
.
Crown: Modified cavalry pinch
Brim
: Kettle Curl, hand rolled - Open
Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
Color: Bone in 5X Beaver Fur-felt

Richard Dix closely studied the life of real life super hero, Temple Houston, right down to his hair cut. His characterization of, Yancey Cravat, could out fight, out shoot, and out debate anyone. Just like Temple Houston.

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Richard Dixs's portrayal of the hero Yancey Cravat is pretty over the top. But persevere, after all this won the best film oscar for 1931.

Watch for the depiction of the Oklahoma land rush of 1890, it is staggering for its size, and one of the films many highlights.

Temple Houston

Edna Ferber patterned her novel, Cimarron, and the hero Yancey Cravat, after the life and wild exploits of, frontiersman, gunfighter, lawyer, and politician, Temple Houston.

Houston was the youngest son of legendary Texan, Sam Houston, and was the first baby born in the Texas Governor's mansion in 1860. Temple chased adventure and the western frontier his entire life, and was noted for being just as fast with his pearl handled peacemakers, as he was with his mouth. As a defense attorney, his orations became legendary, and his defense and acquittal of a Texas prostitute impressed the West.

Temple's adventurous life started at 13 when he joined a cattle drive to Kansas, then worked his way east on a paddle wheeler. By 21 he was a lawyer, then a DA, and by 24 he was a Texas Senator. Temple tossed all his success aside to go to Oklahoma and participate in the massive land rush of 1890. In 1894 he moved his family to Oklahoma, where he died in 1905 of a brain hemorage, while campaigning to become Oklahoma's first Governor. That's a hell of a life in only 45 years!

Red Dead Redemption hat.

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Dead Eye Marston
John Marston hat from Red Dead Redemption

Crown 4 1/2 in.: Modified telescope
Brim
3 1/4 in.: Hand shaped - Open
Hatband: Custom 1" brown leather with gromets
Color Shown: Chocolate in 100% Beaver Fur-felt

Developed and published by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption is a Western shooters video game. Most of the action takes place in 1911, at the tail-end of the old west, and the game has millions of fans around the world.

This is our take on the John Marston hat, and we show our version with optional windstring, and light trail dust. Easily select your hat options during the checkout process.

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Our hats off to Chris Behymer for
challenging us to make the first one.

Click to see what Chris had to say.

Lonergan hat from Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens The Jake Lonergan hat.
Crown: Modified Cavalry pinch
Brim
: Hand shaped - Open :: Hatband: 1/4" ribbon tied cavalry style.
Color : Chocolate in 100% Beaver Fur-felt

We really enjoyed Cowboys and Aliens, it is kind of a cross between Aliens and Tombstone, with a fine cast. Daniel Craig plays ruthless cut throat, turned reluctant hero, Jake Lonergan, in 2011s highly entertaining big sci-fi western, Cowboys and Aliens. In addition to Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford has a great role as the heavy handed cattle baron, Woodrow Dolarhyde. Click for our Dolarhyde hat.

After Dolarhyde's son and dozens of other townsfolk are abducted, Dolarhyde, bands with the outlaw Lonergan, and other men in the area and set off after the Aliens. Big actors, big adventure, and big special effects.

This movie is based on eyewitness accounts of cowboys taking pot shots at massive birds in 1890s Arizona. When the cowboys' shot at them, they apparently heard the bullets bounce off, the "leather like skin".

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Woodrow Dolarhyde From Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
Crown: Modified Cavalry
Brim: hand shaped, with slight pencil roll - Bound
Hatband: 1" Grosgrain ribbon and bow and matching bound edge
Color: Granite

This modified 3 pinch cavalry crown is a cousin of our traditional 1890s cavalry hat and has a bound edge with a gentle hand roll. It is also similar to our Top Hand hat.

For most of Cowboy and Aliens, Woodrow Dolarhyde wears a Pecan colored hat, but at the end of the film, he can be seen wearing a gray (our granite color) one. We will make it in any color you like.All hat details are confirmed within a day of placing your order.

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The Professor  from Tracker. {2010}

Crown: fedora pinch | Brim: hand shaped - Open
Hatband: 1 1/2" Satin ribbon w/bow
Color: Undyed Natural in 20X Fur-felt
with optional light trail dust.

This fedora shaped crown has a wide, hand shaped brim, and  oozes the kind of confidence a Professor displays.

Winstone plays a noted Boer Guerrilla trying to disappear in New Zealand after the Boer war ends in 1902. Arrested on arrival, he's offered a large bounty to capture an escaped Maori accused of killing a British soldier. A very interesting thriller, well acted and filmed mostly in New Zealand, Tracker, is well worth the watch.

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The right hand of God Hat band.

Lone Star Concho

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The 3:10 to Yuma The Ben Wade Hat
Crown: Telescope Brim: Kettle curled and Bound
Color Shown: Black and CHocolate with 3 Choices for Hatband
 

Another telescope crown on this small brimed hat, with a bound edge, slight pencil roll, and hand rolled brim.

  • The Right hand of God hatband. Top left has 1/2" cowhide with 10 5/8" cross conchos. The concho is nickle and enamel as seen below left.
  • Top right hatband: 1 1/4" green leather with floral embossing.
  • Bottom right: 1 1/4" of black leather with brass tacks and brass lone star side concho.

This adventure drama has all the elements that make a great western movie. Powerful acting, chilling bad guys, a morality play in virtually every scene. Ben Wade's pistol has a cross in the butt, and is referred to as the, "The right hand of God." Well, here's the hat band. The brass lone star concho goes great with our brass tacks hatband, or choose some green embossed leather for a little different look. Make your hat band choice during the checkout process.

At movies end, Russell Crowe gives the best demonstration of a fast-draw-hammer-cock-and-fire, we have ever seen. It would be interesting to know how many takes it took to get it right.

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3:10 to Yuma Custom Hat

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Note: Our custom Hat bands, like our hats are made by hand. Cuts may be slightly irregular - compared to manufactured hatband's cut and assembled by machine. Each band is unique, well made and will last. Your hat band will be similar but not exactly what is seen here. We are staying true to the cowboy tradition of making your own hat band. If you expect perfection please buy your own mass produced, machine made hat band, or go for a satin ribbon and bow. Thank-you.

Byron McElroy from the 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Crown: Modified Sagebrush
Brim: Kettle Curl with a hand roll Bound
Hatband: 1" inch satin ribbon with bow.
Color: Undyed Natural with optional light trail dust

A smaller brimmed variation of our Wasey and a cousin of our There Will Be Blood hat, this was the hat worn by Byron McCelroy in the 2007 action filled remake of the western classic - 3: 10 to Yuma. The original classic from 1957 is ramped up, with a dynamite soundtrack and a mite more action then the original. The most interesting difference between the movies is their endings, which are completely opposite.

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Charley Prince.

History of the Schofield Pistol

The Charley Prince Hat from the 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Crown
: Telescope :: Brim: Hand shaped - Open
Hatband: Custom 1" leather ::
Color: Black in 50% Beaver Fur-felt

Charley's hat style is the often seen telescope crown with a 4 inch brim. You can select a dark leather hatband (shown) or light color during the checkout process.

Often what makes a western unforgettable is the bad guys.Think of the ruthless, threatening nature of the gunfighter character of Wilson (played by Jack Palance) from the great western, Shane. Ben Wade is ruthless, because he doesn't know any different, whereas, Charley Prince enjoys being ruthless, just like Wilson.

There are many memorable hats and characters in the remake of the 3:10 to Yuma. None more so then the character Charley Prince, and the way he whips his pair of schofield pistols around is quite impressive.

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Unforgiven hat.

Sadly, only 3 Westerns have ever
won the Oscar for best film.

  • Cimarron (1933)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Unforgiven (1992)

Will Munny from Unforgiven. (1992)

Crown: Modified
Brim
: Hand shaped - Open
Hatband: 1 1/8" Dark leather.
Color Shown: Whiskey in Beaver Fur-felt

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. Since his wild days, Will, has turned into a farmer with 2 small children and a dead wife who he worships for, "Curing me of my sinning ways"

Powerful story, great acting from all and perhaps the finest indoor gunfight sequence ever filmed, Unforgiven, joins select company in the history of westerns and films.

If Eastwood never made another western, his catalogue of Western films would stand tall in any company, but we think the world is aching for another great western. It's 21 years since Mr. Eastwood made his Oscar winning last western, and we think he's over due for another. And we think the name is The Last Best West, what say you sir?

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If a cowboy hat is a regular part of your attire, and you think that black jeans are dress pants, then you are going to want to read The Last Best West. Set in 1896 amidst the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush, this western adventure tells the story of a lifelong grudge between Wasey Bruce and Poke Roberts.

Their hatred travels the breadth of the North American West, and sets the men on different paths for the gold fields of the Klondike River, in the wilds of the Yukon Territories. Two thousand miles of adventure are between the men and the Klondike and each will have their mettle tested before they arrive by different paths in Dawson City, where millionaires are a dime a dozen and horses are as rare as a pretty woman. The Last Best West, where making your fortune does have a cost. Want more? Read the first 20 pages at Amazon.com before buying.

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Unforgiven hat.

Our hats off to Bill Ingalsbe for
ordering the first one.

Little Bill Daggett from Unforgiven. (1992)
Crown: Modified Cattleman
Brim
: Hand shaped - Open
Hatband: 1/4" Cavalry ribbon.
Color Shown: Pecan in 100% Beaver Fur-felt

Another hat design with an upswept front, very similar to our rodeo hat, The Cutter. We start with an oversized hat body so we can get the 4 3/4 inch brim width.

One of the best western's ever made, Unforgiven, Directed by Clint Eastwood, is also the most decorated Western ever made. Oscar winner for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Editing. And Gene Hackman won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, for his portrayal of no-nonsense, tough as they come Sheriff; Little Bill Daggett.

Filmed out by Longview, just an hour or so from where we are in The Last Best West, this western has arguably the best climatic gunfight scene, ever filmed.

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Justified - Raylan Givens hat.

Justified
The Raylan Givens hat

Crown: Cattleman
Brim
: Hand rolled - Open
Hatband: 1/2" brown leather with buckle set
Color: Silver Belly in 5X Beaver Fur-felt

Fairly straight forward the Justified hat is a modern rodeo style cowboy hat, with a patterned leather hat band. Order yours today.

Timothy Olyphant creates another great western lawman, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Raylan Givens, in the series, Justified. Deputy U.S. Marshal, Raylan Givens, is a Good Old Boy with lots of flaws and a draw like the Old West Marshals.

The FX series has people gunning for Raylan from all sides, and pits the U.S. Marshal Service against the serious criminality of the area, of which Raylan is well acquainted with. This is a modern sexy western with a rough edge.

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Sassy Ladies Cowboy Hats

Why should men have all the fun?
Over the years, many of the wives and girlfriends that have ordered hats for their cowboys, have asked when we were going to do some strictly ladies hats. - so here we go, and remember ladies; back in the day all women's hats had the bow on the right.

Exceptional Service from The Last Best West
Ladies, we will give you expert personal service designing your Traditional Old West, or Classic Western Movie Hat. If you don't see what you want - send us a picture - and we'll make our version of that hat.

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The Last of the Dogmen.

One of the movies star's is a Blue Heeler called Zip, who plays Gates' side kick, and as is the case with many side kicks, this dogs a real scene stealer.

Last of the Dogmen

Crown: Modified Cattleman
Brim
: Hand shaped - Open
Hatband: Custom 1" leather
Color as Shown: Chocolate in 100% Beaver Fur-felt

We start with an oversized hat body to make this rodeo style cowboy hat, with a gentle hand rolled brim.

Tom Berringer is a loveable rogue of a modern day Bounty Hunter, in 1995s, Last of the Dogmen. Berringer is great as a down on his luck Bounty Hunter, Lewis Gates, in this entertaining western, Last of the Dogmen.

The Alberta Rocky Mountains at Banff is the setting for this movie, which was filmed within an hour of where we are in The Last Best West. The acting is good, and the story is intriguing enough to hold your interest, not to mention seeing Barbra Hershey in jeans.

How good is that?

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Longmire

Crown: Modified cavalry
Brim: Dipped front and back with side roll - Open
Hatband: Horse hair hat band

Color
: Sand in 100% Beaver Fur-felt and chocolate with medium trail dust.
Show hat is Chocolate brown

A little different than our Last of the Dogman hat, the Longmire has more roll to the brim, and the crown has the same unique shape as our Cimarron hat.

A&Es, Longmire is set in Wyoming and features Robert Taylor, as a man trying to reclaim his life from years of depression and too many beers. Walt Longmire has so many demons you watch in fascination as he pulls himself back into his job of Sheriff, just in time to face an election challenge from his deputy. The series debuted in 2012 and has a great combination of strong acting and good stories.

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The Conagher
Crown: Modified Sagebrush
Brim: Hand Shaped Open
Hatband: Wrapped 1/4" Custom Wind string
Color as shown: Bone

One of our all time favourite westerns ever - Conagher (1991) as portrayed by Sam Elliott captures perfectly the spirit of an old west wrangler. And as a visitor recently reminded us - Conn Conagher carried a Schofield in his holster.

The complications of doing his job and Conagher's moral standards are powerful story lines in this well made film.

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Hand-made slider (at right) comes with the wind string on the Conagher.

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Black version above was made as a gift for a Catholic Bishop. We adapted a priests' collar for the hat band. Just another example how we can accommodate most requests.

Custom Windstring

Add this custom Stampede/ Wind string to any of our hats for $25.00.

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Wooden Hat Stretcher FITS SIZES 6 7/8 - 8
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Boss Spearman
Crown: Modified Cattleman crease
Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: 1/2" leather.
Color as shown: Granite in pure beaver with light Trail Dust

This is a variation of a Cattleman's crown crease. The brim has a noticeable hand roll with a down turn at the front and back. We've made the hat movie grade with our optional light trail dust. Easily select your options during the checkout process.

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Kevin Costner's, Open Range
, has a different premise than many westerns of this type. In the old westerns, range wars erupted when farmers attempted to put up barb wire across open range. In this movie Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, and their 2 man crew are moving their herd of cattle across community range, and are denigrated as, Free Grazers, by the local cattle magnate, who proceeds to try to steal their herd, and picks a fight with the cattlemen. Bad move. Turns out Charley Waite is a rerformed gun man, with some psychological issues from his days as a hired pistol fighter. The final gunfight scenes are some of the best ever staged and one of the movies highlights.

Custom Movie Hats

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Open Range
Crown: Modified 3 dent Sagebrush
Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: Custom 1/2" Leather.
Color shown: 100X Sahara
Movie hat is undyed natural.

Another great western filmed in The Last Best West - Open Range. This is Charley's hat.This is the same basic crown shape as worn by Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, in My Darling Clementine (1946). This is a classic western movie hat design with more than a 60 year history.

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Our hats off to Robert Kagan
for ordering the first one.

Clementine
Crown: Modified 3 dent Sagebrush
Brim: Hand Rolled Bound
Hatband: 1/2" Satin with bow.
Color as shown: Granite in 5X Beaver Fur-Felt

This great looking hat is a cousin of the Open Range and a relation of the Wasey, and the Conagher. Smaller brimmed then the Open Range it's also similar to the hat seen in The Man who shot Liberty Valance.

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda is Wyatt Earp in John Ford's My Darling Clementine. (1946)

 

This style of hat was worn by
Wyatt Earp in Tombstone.

The Wyatt
From the movie
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Crown: Modified Cavalry crease
Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: 1" inch Satin with bow.
Color as shown: Black

The same basic shape and design as a traditional 19th century Cavalry Hat. Differences: Centre crease is fatter, side creases are longer and wider, and the brim is flatter with a downturn at the front and back.

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This actor was the first to portray Wyatt Earp in a movie, in Frontier Marshal, 1939.

Classic Gunfighter hat.

One of our favourite westerns; Hidalgo, has a fast paced story and is an excellent example of how a traditional cowboy would have behaved.

Hidalgo
The Frank Hopkins hat from Hidalgo. {2004}

Crown: Front pinch; Pecan shaped top
Brim: Hand Shaped Bound
Hatband: Custom 1/4" leather braid.
Color: Sand with medium trail dust

This is the classic "Gunfighter Look". Various versions have been worn by actors like Alan Ladd, Gary Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin and Dean Martin. Tell us which one you favor - and we'll shape it, just so.

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Alan Ladd as Shane {1953} in one of Hollywood's Best Westerns.

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Winchester '73
Crown: Modified Canadian
Brim: Hand shaped Bound
Hatband: 1" Satin with Bow
Color as shown: Bone in Pure 100% Beaver Fur-felt.

Jimmy Stewart made a lot of great western's; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur in 1953 are just a few. Jimmy favored this hat design in several of his westerns - and it sure suited him.

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Stewart made many excellent westerns, including Bend in the River (1952).

Jimmy Stewart

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Trail Dust
Many customers have been requesting that we dirty up their new hats to make them look trail worn. Pictured at right is a Dusty Augustus - our Augustus with about 2 years worth of trail dust - as if a working cowboy had been wearing it. Click image for larger picture.

We've got three different degrees of trail dust. Light (add $55.00) - medium (add $75.00), and heavy (add $95.00). Light would be what you see at the left on the Dusty Augustus; medium would be like the dusting on the Rossiter; and heavy trail dust looks like our Josey Wales.

This is a similar process that costume designers apply to hats in the movies and t. v. Looks authentic and yer friends will swear yer just got off a trail drive, or a hitch in the Horse Cavalry! You can add trail dust during the check out process - or request it when you call your order in. Orders call toll free: 1-866-207-1909.

Dusty Augustus

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1898 Bow
This was a common bow style of the 19th century. If you prefer this bow style for any of our hats, just request it when your hat details are confirmed via e-mail.

LADIES BOW
Back in the 19th century and the first 4 decades of the 20th century, when hats were a very common part of every day dress, women's hats had the bow on the right hand side. If you want the bow on the right - request it when your hat details are confirmed via e-mail.

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Richard Widmark Cavalry Hat

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Colonel Rossiter   
Richard Widmark Cavalry Hat
Crown: modified 3 pinch cavalry crease - pecan top.
Brim: Hand worked Open  
Hatband: 1" satin with bow.
Color before soiling: Sand

William Holden and Richard Widmark are the stars of this slow moving western story set near the end of the Civil War. Not a lot of action in this flick, but some very interesting hats. If you watch the movie, you may find it hard to believe that any soldier would wear such a filthy falling-apart-hat. Then you realized a hat such as this was the Colonel's badge of courage, dirty yes, but a comrade that lived through the horrors of the war, and survived. Just like Widmark's character Col. Tom Rossiter.

The hat ships clean and unsoiled. The hat at left has our medium soiling on it. Make your choice during the checkout process.

Add a top quality cavalry cord with acorns for 15 dollars. It slides over the existing satin ribbon and bow - like they did back in the day. Click for our modified Rossiter Cavalry hat.

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Richard Widmark as Col. Tom Rossiter in the 1966 western melodrama, Alvarez Kelly.

Our Hat's off to Kevin Kilman for
ordering the first one!

Young Gus like's his Rossiter just fine.

FOLKS! CAVALRY CORDS AND HORSE HAIR HAT BANDS ARE NOT SOLD SEPARATELY - ONLY WITH OUR HATS.

Col. Yorke Cavalry Hat.

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Add a top quality cavalry cord with acorns for 15 dollars. It slides over the existing satin ribbon and bow - like they did back in the day.

Col. Yorke
The classic cavalry hat from the horse westerns of the 40s and 50s.
Crown: front pinch; "diamond" shaped crown top
Brim: Hand worked Open upturn at the front
Hatband: 1" inch satin with bow.
Color New hat at left is Silver Mist

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.

You can see versions of this classic hat styling in most of the westerns that featured cavalry troopers.

The crown has the unique "diamond" design, and the brim has been curled up - can be curled higher or lower as you wish. 

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John Wayne Cavalry Hat

The hat above has been aged to the point that it looks like it's from the 19th century. Less dramatic soiling is available.

Hat color when new: Sand

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1890s Cavalry Hat

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Hondo
From the 1953 classic western film Hondo
Crown: 4 sided cavalry
Brim: Dipped front and back Open
Hatband: 1" satin ribbon and bow.
Shown with optional cavalry cord.
Color: Sahara with optional light trail dust.

Here's another great western made from a popular Louis L'Amour story. The movie, Hondo, was released in 1953, and was based on a short story by L'Amour, called, The Gift of Cochise. The title character, Hondo Lane, is a part Apache Army Scout, who becomes the protector of a woman, and her son, who are living on a ranch on the frontier of Apache Territory.

Directed by John Farrow and featuring Geraldine Page as the damsel in distress, with a scruffy Ward Bond, and a young James Arness, as the cavalry buddies.

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The Dunson custom movie hat.

This simple hat style with the telescope crown was favored by many actors in western films. By changing the brim shape you can change the look of this classic hat design.

One of our favourite westerns, 1962s, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, has a great story, fine acting, and enough action to keep most people happy.

The Dunson
From the movies; The Searchers; Red River; and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Crown: Telescope
Brim SHOWN: Hand curled (Red River Version) Bound
Hatband: Custom 3/4" leather.
Color: Black

We start with an oversized hat body for our custom hat, and you can choose your brim working. The look from The Searchers; Red River; or The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Make your choice during the check out process.

And it's easy to see where the inspiration for Angie Dickinson's character in Rio Bravo came from. Just listen to the fresh talking Tess Millay played by Joanne Dru in Red River and you'll know.

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Custom  Western Hat.

If you think you are seeing the same hat as the 3:10 to Yuma hat - above - you are. The Quirt and the Yuma are very close with the dimensions of the Yuma slightly smaller. Another illustration of how many hats in today's westerns, are variations of hats seen in movies since the early days of cinema.

Was there ever a better name in a
western movie than Quirt Evans?

The Quirt
From the 1949 movie
Angel and the Badman.
Crown: Telescope
Brim: Pencil roll; Hand shaped Bound
Hatband: 1" satin with bow.
Color as shown: Black

For our money one of the top 20 western movies ever made, Angel and the Badman has one of the great western character names in the history of film, Quirt Evans.

This hat style is also close to the one worn by James West in Wild Wild West - brims just rolled a little different. We'll fashion it either way for you. All hat details are confirmed within 1 business day of your order being placed.

Inset hat was a customer request for a contrasting bound brim and hat band in white satin. This was a favourite look for gamblers in western movies.

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This hat is very similar to the James West hat from that classic western series: Wild Wild West

How to make an Old West Character Cowboy Hat

Now that you've seen our great hats we're sure you'll want your own Custom Hat - so what are you going to do with your old one? It'd be a pity to relegate it to discard. Our solution is to rotate it out and make a great Character Hat.

Years ago I read a story about how Tom Mix used to crease and work all his custom hats himself in the shower. So I decided to take his advice and am more than pleased with the results. The amount of time it takes is up to you. I had the Ellsworth fashioned in less than 5 minutes - then a further half hour fine tuning the look.The steps I went through are pretty simple. Continued

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