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The Great Train Robbery

Justus Barnes is the cowboy shooting at the camera in the 1903 ground-breaking movie; The Great Train Robbery. Excerpts can also be seen at the intro to Tombstone with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Broncho Billy Anderson emerged as the first movie star because of this film, but it's this image that people most remember.

Since the Dawn of Cinema the Western has been the greatest ongoing saga in film history. The first true motion picture was a western (naturally!) made by Thomas Edison's Company in 1903, called The Great Train Robbery. With the debut of the brilliant remake of the classic western: True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, and Matt Damon - the Western Movie has marked more than a century of substantiating the iconic status of the Cowboy and the Western Story.

Custom Movie Hats from The Last Best West
For more than 60 years many of the best western drama's have been filmed in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Like AMCs outstanding new western series, Hell on Wheels, most of which was filmed within an hours drive of where we are in The Last Best West. 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 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.

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. You've worn the rest - now own the best!

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.

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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 :: All about hats and how we do it :: Testimonials
For a complete listing of all our hats - click this link for our online catalogue.
The Last Best Cowboy Hat. One of a kind Fur-Felt Art.
Our standard delivery is still 6-8 weeks for our Custom Hand Made Cowboy Hats.

ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER. A $25 DOLLAR VALUE. NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY.

Wooden Hat Stretcher/Retainer 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 hat stretcher are made in America.

HAT STRETCHER FITS SIZES 6 7/8 - 8. PRICE: $25.00 :: Shipping: $13.00

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Broken Trail Hat

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Broken Trail Cowboy Hat

Crown: Modified Cavalry Crease
Brim: pencil rolled - Open
Hatband: 1/2" braided leather
Color shown: Dyed Natural

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5X Fur-felt
Price: $315.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $350.00
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Price: $435.00 | Shipping: $35.00
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At right is the June 2006 cover of Cowboys and Indians. Robert Duvall's sporting his latest Custom Movie Hat from the miniseries; Broken Trail, filmed in and around The Last Best West.

Like the Custom Western Hat from the mini series Lonesome Dove? click here.

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The production company had 7 hats made for Mister Duvall's character in Broken Trail, in 20X fur-felt, and in a natural color. In 5X the closest to natural is sahara.

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Tom Harte from Broken Trail (2006)

Crown: Modified Cavalry Crease
Brim: heavy roll on right - Bound
Color shown: Pecan
100X - Pure Beaver Fur Felt.
Hatband: 1" inch satin ribbon and bow.

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5X Fur-felt
Price: $315.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $350.00 USD
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Price: $435.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $470.00 USD
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Broken Trail (2006) from HBO starts off as a pretty simple story.

An uncle {Robert Duvall} wants to fix things between his dead sister and her estranged son {Thomas Haden-Church}. Prentice Ritter takes his nephew and 500 fine horses north to sell to a horse broker for a big profit, of which Tom Harte stands to get a good share of.

Very little goes smooth, and after the men liberate some newly arrived young Chinese women, from a life in a brothel, their situation takes a turn for the dangerous. It's compelling story telling, in the hands of a master director; Walter Hill. Filmed in The Last Best West the scenery is spectacular and the acting stellar, and the story never tires from the telling. Good men standing up and doing the right thing.

Thomas Haden-Church crafts as fine a cowboy hero as you'll find and standouts as Tom Harte in HBO's, Broken Trail. {2006}

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Wild Bill
From Wild Bill (1995)
Crown: Open
Brim: Kettle Curl; Saucy roll on left - Bound
Color shown: Bone in 50% Beaver Fur Felt.
Hatband: 1" satin ribbon and bow.

This big hat has an open crown, like our Boss of the Town, and a 5 inch brim, with a large kettle curl and bound edge.

Jeff Bridges may bare the best physical resemblance to the historical James Butler Hickok, and stands tall as Hickok in Walter Hill's Wild Bill (1995)

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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: $465.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $500.00 USD
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $670.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $705.00 USD
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Wild Bill
from Director Walter Hill has a story that has little to do with historical fact, and the movie has a sad underlying tone throughout. Perhaps it was necessary to get across Hickok's alleged morose nature in the last years of his life; however you get the impression that Hill wanted to craft a western version of Shakespeare's Hamlet. We can't see twisting history for a movie, and we doubt it will make people remember your story. They will, but for likely all the wrong reasons. Super hats tho. . . Click here for the Hickok hat from HBO's; Deadwood.

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FRONTIER FUR FELT
The Dodge City shown at right is made with 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 unsanded, and would have been what the very first beaver fur-felt would have been like.

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. Click for more about our Dodge City Hat.

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.

Long Haired Frontier Fur felt.

Wooden Hat Stand

NEW! 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.

SHIPPING IS $20.00.

TOTAL = $65.00/TALL :: ORDER NOW :: Check-Out

TOTAL = $55.00/MEDIUM :: ORDER MEDIUM :: Check-Out

SPECIAL OFFER Get 2 STANDS a Tall and Medium AND SAVE $15.
Two hat stands for 70.00 ADD $35.00 SHIPPING
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Custom  Movie Hat

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Everett Hitch from Appaloosa {2008}
Crown: Telescope :: Brim: Pencil rolled; Hand worked Bound
Hatband: 1" Satin with bow::
Color shown: Dyed Natural in 100X.
{Movie hat is Pecan.}

Another movie hat with a telescope crown, some similar hat styles include the Dunson, Charley Prince, Ben Wade, Quirt, The Westerner. Our Hitch hat has an extra wide 4 3/4 inch brim with a kettle curl and hand rolled brim.

This big hat could have been copied from our Hickok. To get the dimensions right for the Everett we start with an oversized hat body, and work the hat from there. If you wish a windstring, you can add it during the check out process.

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Price: $465.00 | Shipping: $35.00
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The 2008 movie by Ed Harris; Appaloosa, is a fine movie with a different look at the western story. Highly entertaining, the restrained performance by Harris underscores the unwavering nature of Virgil Cole's' will. There are no gray areas in life, to Virgil Cole, and he approaches his role as Town Sheriff in this manner. The story is told from Everett Hitch's perspective, and not long into the movie, Everett appears to be the brains of the outfit. The movie also gives a powerful portrayal of how strong friendship can be, with Virgiil and Everett supporting each other, in all situations. When the woman he loves tell's Virgil that Everett lied, Virgil doesn't even wait for Everett to respond, before he tells her in no uncertain terms, "No he didn't."

The movie has one of the better western endings, with Everett taking out the only impediment to his Virgils happiness and security, then quietly rides out of town and into the sunset.

Custom  Virgil Cole Hat

We found the 2008 movie by Ed Harris; Appaloosa, to be very entertaining. The story is quite different from most westerns and the acting is excellent.

Virgil Cole from Appaloosa {2008}  
Crown: Modified Homburg dent :: Brim: Hand worked Bound
Hatband: 1" inch Satin with bow. ::
Color: Black in Pure Beaver.

This hat is a an adjusted version of a basic Boss of the Plains style cowboy hat. Add a homburg dent to the crown and give a nice dip to the front of the brim and there she be. Pretty close to a Fort Bragg version of the US Cavalry Hat from the 1870s.

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5X: $315.00 | Shipping-$35.00 
Total: $350.00
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $435.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $470.00 |
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $630.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $665.00  USD |
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Randall Bragg from Appaloosa {2008}
Crown: Telescope :: Brim: Pencil rolled and hand shaped Bound
Hatband: Custom 1/2" leather with 10 small star conchos. Includes custom windstring.
Color: Black in pure beaver fur-felt

Braggs' hat has a telescope crown, pencil rolled brim, then hand-shaped, and rolled higher on the left. Appaloosa is such a good story, with all the actors doing a fine job of moving the story along. We have used 10 cut out star concho's strung out along a piece of 1/2" inch of leather. Our classic windstring comes with this hat.

The Bragg hat with only slight modifications is the same as the one seen in Django Unchained.

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5X Price: $335.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $370.00 US
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $470.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $505.00
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $690.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $725.00  USD |
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HAT BANDS CREATED FOR OUR CUSTOM HATS ARE NOT SOLD SEPARATELY.
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Western Movie Hat

The LaBoeuf from True Grit (2010).
Crown: Slight side pinch, top dent :: Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: Custom 1"  dark leather with 2 buckles ::
Color: Sahara in pure beaver fur-felt

The Coen Brothers remake of True Grit is a fine retelling of a favourite western from 1969 that featured an Oscar winning performance. This True Grit has more sand than the original and features fine performances from the entire cast. Movie hat is undyed natural. :: Click here for our Mattie Ross hat

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5X Price: $345.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $380.00 US
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Price: $470.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $505.00
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $690.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $725.00  USD |
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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!)

Click here for all our Cowboy Hat Facts.
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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 and where the picture was taken. Click here for our hat catalogue.

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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

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DARK COLORS - CLICK FOR A LARGER IMAGE

GREYS AND BLACK

Should you have ANY trouble ordering online please call 1-866-207-1909 and we will be happy to take your phone order.

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 Stone Meadow hatband on our Tom Harte hat.

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Hand made Artisan Hatbands

Custom  Virgil Cole Hat

Our Brooks or Jesse James hat is stylish enough to wear with a good suit of clothes, and also looks sharp dressed down with a range cowboy's outfit. Just add horse!  

Purgatory
The Brooks or Jesse James hat from Purgatory {1999}

Crown: Texas Flat :: Hatband: 1" Satin with bow.
Brim: 1/2" Pencil Roll with gentle hand roll. Bound Edge
Color: Silver Mist in pure beaver.  Movie hat is charcoal.

Pretty straight forward hat, just a flat top variation of our classic Boss of the Town style hat, with a slight pencil roll, and almost flat brim.

Purgatory is a little gem of a movie, quite entertaining, with an original and interesting story. For a made for TV Movie, it has a number of top flight actors like Sam Shepard, Randy Quaid and Eric Roberts. The movie moves along at a good pace, has some interesting twists and the costuming is great.

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5X: $315.00 | Shipping-$35.00 
Total: $350.00
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $435.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $470.00 |
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $630.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $665.00  USD |
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Custom Pale Rider Hat

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Pale Preacher from Pale Rider (1985)
Crown: Texas Flat :: Brim: Hand worked Bound
Hatband: 1" Satin ribbon with bow ::
Color : Black

A variation of the timeless Boss of the Plains design which was the first "Western Sombrero" made for the general public in 1865. Immortalized by The Preacher from that great western from Clint Eastwood, Pale Rider.

And say, isn't that a Pale Preacher in the western movie, The Missing?

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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $425.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $460.00 |
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $630.00  Shipping: $35.00 T
Total: $665.00  USD |
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Click for our gun leather from,
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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The Good, The Bad
The Blondie Sharpshooter Hat
Crown: Telescope :: Brim: Hand worked with a 1/2" pencil roll Open
Hatband: 3 twists of latigo lace ::
Color: Sand
in 100X - pure beaver fur-felt.

Blondie and Tucco are partners working a con, Blondie wears a straw version of this hat, early in the iconic western; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, as he squints down his long arm before shooting the hangman's rope holding Tucco.

We don't do straw so here it is in fine pure beaver fur felt. We start with an oversized hat body, to make this big brimmed hat - and it ain't ugly!

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5X Price: $345.00 | Shipping-$35.00 
Total: $380.00
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20X - 50% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $465.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $500.00 |
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $670.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $705.00  USD |
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Our hats off to Rob Mather in New Zealand! for ordering the 1st one!

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 right 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

Our hat liner - The Last Best Cowboy Hat.

ALL HAT ORDERS SHIP WITH A WOODEN HAT STRETCHER. A $25 DOLLAR VALUE. NEW HAT PURCHASES ONLY.

Wooden Hat Stretcher/Retainer 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.

HAT STRETCHER FITS SIZES 6 7/8 - 8. PRICE: $25.00 :: Shipping: $13.00

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Old West Fact
After the American Civil War there wasn't much hard currency on the western frontier. As a result most saloons would trade a small glass of whiskey for a gun cartridge - as they were valued the same; 12 cents. Soon cowboys started calling these small glasses of whiskey a "shot". So the next time you're in a bar and the waitress asks you if you'd like a shooter - try trading a cartridge for it!

What a movie. Even if you've watched The Outlaw Josey Wales 50 times, the give and take between Josey and Ten Bears, near movies end, still moves you. Canadian, Chief Dan George, has a memorable supporting role, and Eastwood has often said this is his favourite western.

Josey Wales from The Outlaw Josey Wales. {1976}         
Crown: Slight front pinch, Pecan top.
Brim: 1/2" Kettle Curl Bound
Hatband: 1" satin ribbon/with Cavalry Cord
Color as shown: Bone with optional heavy soiling

Our version of the Josey Wales has a bound brim edge and a satin ribbon and bow for the hat band, with the cav cord slid over it. You can choose white, yellow, black, or red for your cavalry cord. Inset picture shows the hat with no soiling - make your selection during the checkout process.

Easily add TRAIL DUST to take off the new hat shine, during the checkout process.

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Total: $355.00
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Price: $455.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $490.00 ::
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Price: $640.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $675.00 |
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FOLKS! CAVALRY CORDS AND HAT BANDS ARE NOT SOLD SEPARATELY - ONLY WITH OUR HATS.

COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE
Our thanks to Cowboys and Indians Magazine for giving us a shout out in your Christmas Issue. We're flattered our Josey Wales hat was featured in the Holiday Gifts for the Western Fan, section of the December 2009 issue. Yer show exquisite taste!

Our hat has a kettle curled brim, we'll be happy to make it flat like the movie hat. We confirm all hat details within 1 business day of the order being placed.

Hang 'Em High from Hang "Em High. {1968}   
Crown: Slight front pinch, Pecan top :: Brim: 1" Kettle Curl Open
Hatband: 1/2" satin ribbon tied off cavalry style ::
Color: Sand in 50% Beaver

This was Clint's first big budget movie after doing his Spaghetti Westerns. Mistaken for a horse thief, he's hung, only to be cut down by a  US Marshal, before he could choke to death. After he's absolved of his guilt by Judge Parker he takes a Marshal badge and goes after the men who did it.

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5X: $305.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $340.00
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Price: $430.00 | Shipping: $35.00
Total: $465.00 ::
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100X - 100% Beaver Fur-felt
Price: $615.00  Shipping: $35.00
Total: $650.00  USD |
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Destry Rides Again

 

Jim West

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OUR MOST COMMON HAT QUESTION
Q: I'm looking for a ____ Hat. I checked your product catalogue and didn't see it. Can you make it?

A: Yes. As I'm sure you can appreciate it's just not possible to show all the different variations of crowns and brims. If it's made from fur-felt and you can supply us a good picture - yes we can make it. Generally we already carry the same style of hat, we just shape it based on the photo or if it's a movie hat we shape it from watching the movie and seeing the hat from all possible angles to get the look just so. We can do up to a 6" (inch) high crown and a 5" wide brim. Click for our other most common questions.

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.

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

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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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Custom Stampede String.

Custom Wind string.
Heavy Latigo lace includes this oak, custom stained slider. You can choose either a medium or large 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. Click 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. BUY SEPERATELY by clicking the below link.

Price: $30.00 | Shipping: $12.00 | Total:$ 42.00

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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.

Western Movie Hat

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The Tristan from Legends of the Fall (1994)

Crown: Pinched front, Pecan top :: Brim: Hand Curl Open
Hatband: 1" dark brown leather ::
Color: Sahara; with optional medium trail dust.

Legends of the Fall is an excellent western story filmed in and around the Kananaskis area of The Last Best West. This epic story finds 3 brothers fighting their way through the first World War, and for the love of one woman, who the youngest son brings home, before he goes off to fight and die in Europe.

Tristan is the wild son, and of course the one that Susannah wants, but Tristan has some post traumatic stress to deal with after coming back from the war, that Susannah can't understand or deal with. A compelling story with great acting, Legends of the Fall is a dynamite movie.

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Alfred from Legends of the Fall

We're showing this hat in frontier (long-haired) fur-felt, but can just as easily be done in standard.

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The Decker from Legends of the Fall. {1994}

Crown: Modified 3 pinch cavalry :: Brim: Hand worked Open
Hatband: 1/2" Satin with 1898 bow ::
Color: Chocolate in pure beaver Frontier fur-felt.

Perhaps the most distinctive of all the hats in Legends of the Fall, we start with an oversized hat body to make the Decker shown at left.

Decker in Legends of the Fall is the ranch hand; married to Pet, and father of Isabel Two, who Tristan Ludlow marries. There's a powerful scene near movies end of Decker waiting patiently for the Cop who carelessly fired his machine gun, who's ricochet killed his daughter.

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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.

Alfred from Legends of the Fall

Our hats off to Joshua Anthony
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The Alfred from Legends of the Fall. {1994}
Crown: Modified Cattleman.
Brim: Hand worked Open
Hatband: 1" inch Satin with bow
Color as shown: Chocolate brown

This crown shape is the fore father of the Open Road crown shape, and looks good anywhere you might like to wear it. Movie hat has a 1898 bow.

The character, Alfred Ludlow, was the eldest of the three brothers, and constantly seeking his father's favor. Alfred grew to be a successful business man, and later a politician, who married the woman his other brother's couldn't or wouldn't.

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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

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Tombstone Cowboy Hats

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Ike Clanton from Tombstone {1993}

Color: Whiskey
Crown: modified 4 dent military 
Brim
: Bound Hand shaped front pushed up

Hatband: 1 inch satin with bow. 

The 4 dent military style crown was a common crown treatment in the old west. This hat with the pushed up front was worn by Stephen Lang as the cowardly drunk, Ike Clanton, in one of Hollywood's all time great western's - Tombstone.

Clanton, "Nope, he ain't kiddin'!" 

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Custom Tombstone Cowboy Hat

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Johnny Ringo from Tombstone {1993}
Crown: off-kilter telescope :: Brim: Open Hand worked :: Color: Black
Hatband: Black 1 inch satin with bow. c/w custom Wind String wrapped over the ribbon

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. The costume designers of Tombstone, went to great lengths making sure the hats were period correct and unique.

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.

Johnny Ringo, "And you must be Doc Holliday." 

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Custom Cowboy Leather
Hand-made custom gun leather, that most every old west cowboy and wrangler would have needed to be a real Buckaroo.

All our Cowboy leather has been researched and designed; tried and tested by Longfellow in Old West Shows and at Cowboy Action Shoots. Our holsters; belts and chaps are based on pictures from museums, archival photos and mail order catalogues from the Old West Era: The late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century.

"All the cowboys I know are afraid of only two things. . . a decent woman and being set afoot. . ." Teddy Blue Abbott: Cowboy, 1882.

The Johnny Ringo Rig

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A 20X sand colored Doc Holliday custom hat made for a theatre company in Nashville.

Doc Holliday from Tombstone {1993}

Crown: Fedora top and pinch :: Brim: Bound Hand worked, left side curled higher.
Hatband: Black 1 inch satin with bow ::
Color in Black 5X Fur-felt with medium soiling.

Doc's adversary amongst the Cow Boys, of course, was Johnny Ringo. So naturally Doc's hat is the opposite of Johnny'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. In real life and in the movie Doc straddled the line between good and bad, but he always stood by the few men he called friends.

Did Doc kill Johnny Ringo as portrayed in the movie? It's highly unlikely as history puts Doc in a different town the day Ringo was found dead in a grove of trees with a bullet in his forehead.

Most people would agree that there are many excellent performances by the actors in Tombstone, but undoubtedly the best of the best was Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.

Doc Holliday, ". . .That's the rumour. . .

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Curly Bill from Tombstone {1993}
Crown: Open :: Brim: Heavy front upturn, hand worked Bound
Hatband: Leather/concho's - shown with optional Wind String.
Color: Sand in Pure Beaver.

Want an attitude? Put this baby on. You'll find yer strut is a little tighter, your snarl a little meaner. A great attention getter for a show hat, regardless of the company you keep. Powers Boothe set new standards for the "Laughing Cowboy", in Tombstone, portraying Curly Bill close to what history knows about him. Most everybody liked Curly Bill, especially the Soiled Doves who gave him his nickname for his curly hair.

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We were honored to be asked to reproduce the hat (modified Curly Bill), chaps (modified open range), and cartridge belt (our 3 inch), shown at right being worn by 1870s cowboy, Nat Love, for the Smithsonian Museum of American History, in Washington.

Hello Longfellow and Sonja!

Xavier Carnegie here, just writing to thank you for your amazing work on our gear pieces at the Smithsonian Institution for our program “Love on the Range,” featuring historic cowboy Nat Love. Everything you folks made, from the beautiful custom hat, to the leather chaps and gunbelt, have been fantastic.

Attached is a reenactment photo of the famous Nat Love photo I sent you months ago as the blueprint for the gear, with myself as the actor, which was taken by someone in our Media Department, and digitally manipulated for an 1800s effect. I submit it to you, with all the gratitude I can muster for your expertise and guidance in this process!

S. Xavier Carnegie
Theatre Programs' Creative Director
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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Turkey Creek from Tombstone {1993}

Crown: Open - 4 dent military :: Brim: Hand shaped and bent Bound ::Hatband: 1" satin ribbon and bow
Color: Bone in
Pure Beaver Fur-felt Movie hat is undyed natural :: Comes with our custom Wind String

Nothing too complicated about this hat, worn by one of the great character actors of the last 50 years, Buck Taylor. Back in the late 1960's he had a clean faced, recurring role as Newly on Gunsmoke with James Arness.

Since then Taylor has had featured roles in many memorable westerns, including; Conagher, Roughriders, Gettysburg, Comanche Moon, and Cowboys and Aliens.

Turkey Creek, " Hell, I never even heard of something like that." 

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Texas Jack Vermillion from Tombstone {1993}
Crown: Open - Uncreased
Brim: Front Roll - flat Bound :: Hatband: Custom 1" satin ribbon and bow.
Color: Undyed Natural in
Pure Beaver Fur-felt Movie hat is bone :: Comes with our custom Wind String

Another uncomplicated hat. A classic Boss of the Plains, with a roll on the front, bound edge and windstring. What sets this hat apart is the attitude of the fella wearing it.

Texas Jack, "Law and order every time, that's us."

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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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Posse Hat

Our hats off to Ant Done in Australia for ordering the first one - good on ya mate!

Little J from Posse {1993}
Crown: Modified Cavalry pinch :: Brim: Hand rolled heavy dip front and back Open
Hatband: 1 1/4" distressed leather ::
Color: Black with optional medium trail dust.

This is one massive hat - easily one of the largest we make. This puppy has a 6 inch crown with a 5 inch brim.

Here's an example of a client teaching us about a hat style. Thanks to Bill Ingalsbe we found out this hat style is based on the Civil War era "Andrews hat" designed to fold in half for easy packing. This odd hat style is said to have originated in 1850s Texas. FYI: Our hat is NOT meant to be folded!

Mario Van Peeples' movie Posse {1993} has a simple - yet muddled story line. After the Spanish-American war a company of mostly black soldiers follow their leader out west to avenge the murder of his father. The movie moves at the frantic pace of a rock video, sacrificing story and character for a highly stylized look. Lots of cool hats though. . . .

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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.

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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We start with an oversized hat body to make this big hat. High crown and big brim it was popularized in the great western movie, Quigley Down Under. (Movie hat is a bone color.) This beauty comes with custom 1 1/2" leather hat band and custom wind string.

Quigley Up Yonder
Crown: Modified Cavalry :: Brim: Hand Rolled Open :: Color : Dyed Natural
Hatband: Custom 1 1/2" Leather
Includes a custom Wind String

Pinches and dents on hat crowns originated by working cowboys so they could more easily pick up their hats. The 3 pinch cavalry style is likely the most common as this creasing allows you to easily pick up or handle your hat.

Steve McQueen was due to play Matthew Quigley in the early 1980s, but with his untimely death, the project sat idle for almost a decade. Then Tom Selleck was given the role, Quigley Down Under became box office gold and Selleck rode out a Movie Star. Soiled like Mathew's? Add $95.00

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Last Stand at Saber River the Paul Cable hat. {1997}

Crown: Modified Sagebrush :: Brim: Hand Rolled Bound
Hatband: 1/4" cord with cavalry tie :: Color shown: Bone in
Pure Beaver fur-felt
Shown with optional Windstring, and medium trail dust

This hat is a cousin of the Wasey.

Last Stand at Saber River is set just after the Civil War and deals with simple motivations. A man trying to protect his family and keep what's his. . . The story moves along at a good pace with a strong cast. Throw in some Old West action, horses and the scenery of New Mexico, and you have a winning combination.

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Horse Hair Hat Bands
Add a quality horse hair hat band to any hat. Slide it over the satin ribbon and bow {as seen on the Wasey below} or wear it alone. Click picture for larger image.

  1. 5/8" Double tail Black/Beige Price: $55.00
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  2. 1/2" Padded Double Hitch 2 tail Black/Beige/Maroon Price: $75.00
    See it on a hat click here. Seen on the Wasey below. SORRY NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
  3. 1/4" Single tail Black/Beige Price: $20.00
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  4. 1/4" Single tail Beige/Black Price: $20.00
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  5. 1/4" Two strand single tail Black/Beige As seen on the Yakima Price: $20.00 
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Sunset Monte - from Monte Walsh (2003)
Final Scene's Monte Walsh hat
Crown: 4 dent Military
Brim: Flat with the front brim pushed up Bound
Hatband: Custom 1" SRB.
Shown with optional horse hair hat band #3 and windstring.
Color: Sahara in
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One of the best Tom Sellick western's, 2003s Monte Walsh, is a new version of a western from the 1960s that starred Lee Marvin, and Jack Palance.

The story is bitter sweet and shows the final days of the free rangeing cowboy, where Monte and his pal Chet are ageing cowboys running out of ranches to work on in 1890s Montana.

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Chet from Monte Walsh (2003)
Crown: Modified 3 dent Sagebrush
Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: 1 1/2" satin Ribbon and Bow
Color: UnDyed Natural in
Pure Beaver Fur-felt

This movie hat is from a remake of a good western from 1970 with Lee Marvin as Monte Walsh and was filmed here in The Last Best West in 2003. This is the hat style that Chet wore in the movie. We start with an oversized hat body to make this hat. Movie hat is a black color. Another sagebrush dented hat similar to the Wasey.

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Our hats off to Chuck Hunt for ordering the 1st one!

Indian Riffle Sheaths: Mountain men and trappers were the first whites to wander the wild places of the west, and they soon learned the value of fine leather work from the Indians.

Four different quality levels to choose from. Show your style and carry your prized long-arm in a classic Indian rifle scabbard.

We promise to make no two custom pieces exactly the same - and our originality and individuality bring clients back time and again to our order catalogue.

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The Rifleman from the series {1958-1963}
Chuck Connors' Lucas McCain hat.

Crown: Modified Cavalry
Brim: Hand Rolled Open
Hatband: Custom 1 1/4" Leather with conchos.
Color as shown: Whiskey in
5X Beaver Fur-felt

Chuck Connors was deadly with his big loop Winchester Model 1892 and filled the screen as Lucas McCain in the classic TV. western; The Rifleman. {1958-1963}

Only 12 men have played pro Basketball and Baseball. Chuck Connors was one of them. His long acting career began in 1952, and he never got a better role than that of rancher, and single father, Lucas McCain.

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Our Line Dancer Hat.

We were pleasantly surprised to be asked by SumCreative to create the hats for the 2012 Miss Me Jeans advertising campaign.

At left is Australian model, Emma Ishta, wearing our Rifleman, Bandidas, and Line Dancer hats.

Silver Mist is a true pale gray and a rich, authentic old west color.

This hat style was Scott's favourite and can be seen in many of his best Westerns, like, Seven Men from Now (1956) with Lee Marvin, and Comanche Station. (1960)

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Randolph Scott's western mystic is so powerful it was mocked in the hilarious Mel Brooks parody; Blazing Saddles; "You'd do it for Randolph Scott!" lamented the Sheriff when the townsfolk refused to help him.

The Tall T from the 1957 movie.
Randolph Scott's favourite cowboy hat.

Crown: Modified pecan top with cavalry pinch.
Brim: Hand rolled and shaped Open
Hatband: 1/2" twisted buckskin/w custom windstring. Color: Silver Mist in pure beaver

Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, Randolph Scott was one of Hollywood's top leading men in the 1940s and 50s. The handsome, craggy faced actor was one of the few movie stars who specialized in a certain type of film. Starting in 1947 Randolph Scott made only westerns, where he often played the tough as nails, morally strong hero who stood up to the thugs with a stoic, calmness. "Westerns are a type of picture which everybody can see and enjoy."

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Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott was an oddity for a movie star. He avoided publicity, and at times seemed to detest it. Smart investments made Scott a multi-millionaire, so after the Sam Peckinpah western classic, "Ride the High Country" (1962) he retired from films and public view at the age of 64.

Comanche Station

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A Paladin was an elite Medieval Knight. In Have Gun Will Travel; Paladin - operating from his base at the Carleton Hotel in San Francisco - traveled the west solving mysteries and championing right.

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The Paladin 
From the series Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Have Gun Will Travel Gunfighters' Hat

Crown: Modified Telescope
Brim: Kettle curl - hand rolled Open
Hatband: Custom 1 1/4" black OR brown leather with 4 concho's. Color shown: Black in 100% beaver fur-felt.

Have Gun Will Travel was one of the most popular shows of its era, and the hat Paladin wore while he was out on his adventures, changed a number of times during the series 6 years.

The hat at left with the kettle curl is our standard hat and the one we like the best. You can also order the one seen below that Paladin wore for several later seasons.

You can select either style, easily, during the checkout process. All hat details are confirmed with Sonja within a day of your order being placed.

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Richard Boone

An ageing Randolph Scott was first offered the role of a Knight of the Old West. Richard Boone ended up with the part of Paladin, in Have Gun Will Travel; which became his signature role.

 

Early Paladin Gunfighter hat.

Trampas Cowboy Hat Design

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

Trampas from the series The Virginian  (1962-1971)
Crown: Modified Canadian
Brim: Hand shaped Open
Hatband: 1 1/4" Custom leather with 6 concho's.
Color shown: Silver Mist in 5X Beaver Fur-felt.

The classic tv series; The Virginian debuted in 1962, and had a great run of 9 years on the small screen. James Drury, Doug McClure, and Lee J. Cobb, were the key actors, and the series writers were very good.

Our Trampas hat is based on the hat worn by the likeable Doug McClure, in the named role. 

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Doug McClure was well cast as an old west Buckaroo with one of the great cowboy names; Trampas, in The Virginian (1962 - 1971).

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Wanted Dead or Alive ran from 1958-1961. If you've never seen this TV Western, it is well worth the viewing.

McQueen played Josh Randall and his gimmick was a sawed off winchester lever action rifle as a side arm. Randall was a bounty hunter with a conscience and was cool, when cool was. . .well. . .cool.

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The Josh    
Wanted Dead or Alive Hat

Crown: Telescope :: Brim: Hand worked Open
Hatband: Custom 3 braid 1/2" buckskin leather.
Color: Chocolate with optional medium soiling.

The 1950s have been called the Golden Age of the Western, with good reason. Featured films and TV were rife with western stories and plots. Wanted Dead or Alive debuted during these years, and established a young Steve McQueen as an up and coming actor.

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Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was a box office heavy weight in the 60s and 70s and played several memorable western characters. Josh Randall the Bounty Hunter was one of them.

Nevada Smith is a gritty, revenge type western, with Karl Malden playing a nasty outlaw leader who's gang kills McQueen's parents.

Nevada Smith   
Crown: Modified Cattleman
Brim: Hand worked Open
Hatband: Custom 2 braid 1/4" leather.
Color as shown: Sand in pure beaver.

Brian Keith plays the world-wise mentor who teaches McQueen to handle a pistol, and sets him up with the skills needed to go after Malden's gang. Good story, good entertainment and some sharp looking hats.

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Steve McQueen as
Nevada Smith
. {1966}

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.

Tom Horn
Crown: 3pinch crease. Brim: Hand worked Open
Hatband: 3 braid rope.
Color shown: Silver Belly in 50% Beaver Fur-felt.

Realistic and gritty this dark, foreboding western has McQueen playing the tragic old west figure of Tom Horn. 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. When a local teenager is found shot dead, Horn is charged with the murder and left high and dry by his former friends. Richard Farnsworth is excellent in support as the two faced Cattle Baron; John Coble.

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Tom Horn {1980} was pretty much Steve McQueen's' last movie. It's somehow fitting that his fame and fortune started with a western; Wanted Dead or Alive, and finished with one.

Steve McQueen
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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. And here's how. 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. Click for the rest of the story

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