Lucchese Boot Company was established in San Antonio, Texas in 1883 by Sam Lucchese Sr. (1868–1929), an Italian immigrant from Sicily, and his brothers. It was then known as Lucchese Bros. Their main customer was the United States Army stationed in Fort Sam Houston. Sam Lucchese “stress[ed] quality, quantity and cost efficiency” in the boot-making process. In 1923, Sam Lucchese Sr. fell ill, and his son Cosimo Lucchese took over. He incorporated the Lucchese Boot Company that same year, which had previously been known as Lucchese Bros. In 1949, the company was commissioned to provide boots for an advertising campaign for Acme Boots. In 1961, Sam Lucchese Jr. took over, and by 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson admitted to wearing Lucchese boots. In 1970, Lucchese was sold to Blue Bell Corporation, the parent company to Wrangler.