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A Study in Detail, Part 2: Hand-Stitching
Carefully constructing the fine lines

Some artisans in the Lucchese factory prefer to hold on to history by using antique machines during the bootmaking process. (Revisit the short film "The Bootmaker" to learn about third-generation bootmaker Fernando Hernandez, who prefers to do things “old school” by using a sewing machine from the 1800s.) 

But no matter the machine, Lucchese artisans expertly guide the needle through the leather by hand, creating the beautiful stitch patterns — from vibrant to classic — that serve as just one mark of the extreme craftsmanship Lucchese cowboy boots are known for. 

Also see "A Study in Detail, Part 1: Lemonwood Pegs."

10.24.2014