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, at Lucchese Signature Stores and online - 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.