Chris Stapleton and luxe Texas bootmaker kick up exciting new collection
The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection has been in the works for five years, a release says. The project took shape in 2018, but its origins can be traced back to nearly a decade ago, when Stapleton first visited the Lucchese factory in El Paso after a tour. Stapleton has a collection of Lucchese vintage boots, and his band wears the brand's shirts on tour, the release says.
The new collection that bears Stapleton's name includes three boot styles - The Original, San Antonio, and Old Friend - each available in two colorways, all handcrafted in Texas.
The Original style draws inspiration from Stapleton's first-ever design during his initial visit to the Lucchese factory. These all-American Buffalo boots feature a hand-corded moccasin toe, paying homage to Stapleton's creativity and Lucchese's commitment to fine craftsmanship, they say.
The San Antonio style reflects Lucchese's vintage designs and boasts the sought-after Black Cherry finish. Made from brush-off Santini goat leather with a high-shine finish, these boots showcase historic Seville hand-cording detail inspired by the San Antonio factory.
The Old Friend style has a Western silhouette and supple suede leather, paying tribute to Stapleton's musical heroes and to his own journey as a songwriter, they say.
"I'm of the mind that everything can be refined to an art, and that's what I love about Lucchese boots — they've taken bootmaking and refined it to an art," Stapleton says in the release.
The new collection is available, starting at $695, online and at Lucchese Signature Stores - including in the Fort Worth Stockyards. (Just a quick mosey down Mule Alley from Chef Tim Love's new fashion collection.)
They're here just in time for the two shows he's playing at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion as part of his “All-American Road Show," October 27-28.
A portion of the boot collection's proceeds will benefit Stapleton's charity, Outlaw State of Kind.
Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this report.