Lucchese is one of those brands that people tend to wear exclusively. I hear all the time “oh, Lucchese is all I wear!” It is easy to see why. They are exceptional quality, style and durability.
In 1880 Sam Lucchese emigrated to America from Italy. First to New Orleans and then heading on to Texas. Joined by his brothers in 1883, the boot company was formed. In 1919 Sam was more interested in quantity than quality. Ten years later, after his death, the company began to focus more on quality – and that led them to the stellar reputation they still have today. Reading about the Lucchese Boot Company makes you smile. The care and love they put into their product is unmatched.
We are proud to carry this longstanding family business as part of ours.
I’m going to do a different kind of New Music post today. George Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away tour is in full swing and he came through Houston for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Sunday night. Let me tell you, these tickets were hard to come by and we were in the nosebleeds but we were not going to miss his show on his last year of touring. I’ve been going to see George Strait at the rodeo since I was a kid, it just wouldn’t be the same if there were no George Strait at the Houston Rodeo. As you can imagine there are tons of people with the same thing on their mind, 80,000 people actually–setting a new attendance record! As you can imagine there was a lot of walking going on to get through the Reliant Center and Stadium and I decided to wear my Pecos Bill Turquoise boots from Langston’s for the first time. I thought it was probably nuts to wear some boots I’d never worn before when I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking, but I went ahead and went with it and thought I’d tough it out. Tough it out I did not because they are THE MOST COMFORTABLE boots I own–just as comfortable as my trusty Luccheses. If you are looking for some CUTE AND COMFORTABLE boots you can not go wrong with these. I got many compliments on them!! In addition to my Pecos Bill boots, George Strait did not disappoint either performing lots of his oldies but goodies and new stuff also.
In addition to his performance on Sunday, George Strait also announced his upcoming 40th album will be released on May 14th and called Love is Everything. We’ll talk more about that album around that date, I can’t wait!!
What is Kyra Sedgwick’s favorite must have fashion item? I would assume it is her husband Kevin Bacon – but I guess according to the July issue of InStyle, I am wrong. The star of the TNT hit series The Closer told InStyle that she considers herself to be a collector when it comes to cowboy boots.
Back in the 80s when her hubbie was rockin his own pair of boots in Footloose, Kyra found a pair of red Lucchese boots that she says are still her favorite boots today. Check out the July issue of InStyle to see more of Kyra’s favorite things. ..sorry to tell you there are no pics of Kevin in the article.
I checked with our stores and found that we only have a few Men’s Lucchese boots in stock at our Stockyards (405-235-9536) location, but as always, they said they’d be willing to special order any Lucchese boots if they didn’t have what you want. If you wan to start a collection (and save a little money) there are many styles of Justin Boots and Ariat Boots online and in all of our stores. While me may all like Krya’s choice in boots, we may not all have TV star money to buy them with.
In the meantime, I dug up some more information in Lucchese Boots and wanted to share. The Lucchese Boot Company (in case you were wondering how to say it – it is Lu-K-C) was established in San Antonio, Texas in 1883 by Sam Lucchese Sr. and his brothers just 3 years after arriving in America. In the early 1960s Sam Lucchese Jr. took over the business with the goal to create a perfect fitting boot. According to Sam, “If you cut leather for your boots in the same way you would carve up a meat carcass for your dinner table, you will be in good shape.” I really have no idea what exactly he means, but I am pretty sure his Thanksgiving turkey was carved to perfection – and clearly the man was not a vegetarian. His knack for carving leather led to boots that are made primarily by hand and gained national recognition for the company. Still today they are celebrated as a one-of-a kind boot with extraordinary comfort, quality and fit.