just in time for rodeo
Chris Stapleton and luxe Texas bootmaker kick up exciting new collection with outlaw, Lone Star State vibes
Luxe Lucchese Bootmakerand eight-time Grammy-Award-winning artist — and frequent RodeoHouston guest — Chris Stapleton have unveiled their highly anticipated custom collection, showcasing a seamless blend of craftsmanship and artistic vision.
This collab represents the culmination of a five-year journey between Lucchese and Stapleton, with roots in their mutual admiration and respect, the two parties say in press materials.
The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection, born out of a shared love for the craft, tells a story of dedication and passion. The project took shape in 2018 during product ideation, but its origins can be traced back nearly a decade ago when Stapleton first visited the Lucchese factory in El Paso, Texas. Since then, Stapleton's deep affinity for Lucchese has been evident through his collection of vintage boots and the Lucchese shirts his band wore while on tour.
Doug Kindy, Lucchese Bootmaker President, welcomed Stapleton into the Lucchese family, saying, "If there was ever a relationship that was meant to be, Chris and Lucchese would be the one." Kindy emphasized the shared values of ingenuity, creativity, and soul that both Lucchese and Stapleton embody, making this collaboration a natural fit.
Stapleton himself sees the artistry in Lucchese boots, "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." The collection shows his appreciation for the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection showcases three distinct boot styles, each available in two colorways, all meticulously 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.
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.
Lastly, the Old Friend style embodies a Western silhouette and supple suede leather, embodying the essence of Stapleton's musical heroes and acting as a tribute to the timeless spirit of tradition. These boots capture the essence of Stapleton's journey as a songwriter and pay homage to the familiar and beloved.
Stapleton is eager for people to experience Lucchese boots firsthand, declaring, "Lucchese boots are what cowboy boots are supposed to be. I can't wait for people to try them on and learn what I already know: when you put a pair of these on, you don't need anything else."
The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection not only represents the convergence of two creative forces but also embraces philanthropy. A portion of the proceeds from this collaboration will benefit Stapleton's charity, Outlaw State of Kind, further amplifying the impact of this harmonious union between Lucchese and the multi-talented musician.