The Last Word

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A study in detail, Part 6: Tooling

Textural patterns created by hand

(No. 122) Our Process

Dedicated artisans spend hours, days and weeks hand-tooling leather to create exquisite, multi-dimensional designs on certain pairs of Lucchese boots.

Through the use of small steel tools, some that have been used for decades, this laborious art form calls upon manual dexterity and patience. The result? Incredibly unique patterns and designs that create art at your feet. Our artisans' command of hand-tooling represents yet another unrivaled expertise for which Lucchese is revered.

Also see:
A Study in Detail, Part 1: Lemonwood Pegs
A Study in Detail, Part 2: Hand-Stitching
A Study in Detail, Part 3: Lasting
A Study in Detail, Part 4: Dies
A Study in Detail, Part 5: Matching Skins