Established in 1883, Texas-bred Lucchese uses time-honored craftsmanship techniques to build handmade boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style. In virtually every step of our bootmaking process, we rely on human hands to complete centuries-old tasks to perfection.
Lasting a Boot
Much of Lucchese's great fit is owing to the perfected lasting process. In it, the upper is secured to the sole by hand. The upper is wet with water, pulled over the last, and tacked securely. Once dry, the Lemonwood pegs are inserted. It's a very physical process and one more detail that sets Lucchese boots apart.
Cutting & Dies
Steel-rule dies are crucial in perfecting the aesthetic of a boot. Sometimes referred to as cookie-cutter dies because of their playful appearance, these metal objects are made in a wide array of shapes and sizes.
Before placing a die to the leather, the Lucchese cutting department searches for a pair of skins that match perfectly, a process sometimes which can take days for one pair of boots. It takes a great deal of skill and precision in order to cut the leather using the dies because of how important it is that the boots couple well together.
Once the leather grain is precisely aligned, bootmakers then use a clicking machine which applies at least 20 pounds pressure on the die and leather in order to create an exact cut sans fraying.