Dallas-Based Lucchese Bootmaker Releases Chris Stapleton Collection

The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection culminates a collaboration that started five years ago with the 7-time Grammy winner's "product ideation." See how the idea got ideated—and how two Lucchese execs in the Dallas Design DIstrict had a hand in it.

Eight-time Grammy-winning country artist Chris Stapleton puts his boots on one at a time, just like us. But unlike most of us, he’s now able to do that with his own branded boot collection.

Dallas-based iconic heritage brand Lucchese Bootmaker has announced the release of the Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection, marking the culmination of a collaboration that started five years ago with “product ideation.”

That ideation has now been ideated—and the singer of hits like “Tennessee Whiskey,” “Whiskey and You,” “Hard Livin’,” and “Fire Away” now has a whole shelf of footwear to show for it.

‘What cowboy boots are supposed to be’

The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton Collection. [Photo: Business Wire]

Chris Stapleton says that “Lucchese boots are what cowboy boots are supposed to be.”

“I can’t wait for people to try them on and find out what I already know: When you put a pair of these on, you don’t need anything else,” Stapleton added in a statement.

Doug Kindy, president of Lucchese Bootmaker, said that if there was ever a relationship that was meant to be, “Chris and Lucchese would be the one.”

“Lucchese has been hand-making boots and leather goods the American way for 140 years, and this is as proud as we’ve ever been,” Kindy added in a statement. “We’re proud, not only to call Chris a friend and to call ourselves fans, but also to have the unique opportunity to create a line of boots that honors Chris Stapleton, both personally and professionally.”

Lucchese’s Dallas execs had a hand in the collection

Lucchese is headquartered in the Dallas Design District at its Dragon Street showroom location. Trey Gilmore, the company’s director of product development and men’s design, and Doug Hogue, VP of brand and product, work out of the Dallas office and “had a significant hand in the development of this collection and the relationship that bloomed with Stapleton,” according to a Lucchese spokesperson.

Lucchese-Stapleton collaboration got its spark in El Paso 

Stapleton’s connection with the brand began nearly 10 years ago in El Paso, when he first visited the Lucchese factory following a tour stop. 

The result of that meeting is the newly released collection, which Lucchese says “seamlessly marries the artistry of bootmaking, storytelling, and philanthropy, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the star’s charity, Outlaw State of Kind.”

The Dallas-based company said Stapleton has his own home collection of vintage Lucchese boots, and his band often wears Lucchese shirts on tour.

“Chris is at the top of his craft and continues to embody ingenuity, creativity, and soul throughout his illustrious career—all values we share and admire at Lucchese,” Kindy said.

Collection features three boot styles

The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection features three unique boot styles—each in two colorways—that were handmade in Texas: The Original, San Antonio, and Old Friend. 

The Original is “a direct pull from the archives,” replicating the first pair of boots Stapleton designed during his first visit to the Lucchese factory.

The San Antonio echoes Lucchese’s vintage designs, made with a brush-off Santini goat with a high-shine finish and historic Seville hand-cording detail.

The Old Friend “bridges the gap between grit and traditionalism” with a Western silhouette and supple suede leather, acting as what Lucchese calls the “songwriters’ uniform.”

The Lucchese x Chris Stapleton collection is available for purchase in-store at all Lucchese retail locations and through Lucchese’s website.

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