J. W. Cooper Artist Highlight: James Stegman

by Todd Rauchwerger

At J. W. Cooper, our genuine leather and exotic skin belts and handcrafted sterling belt buckles make up a large part of our success. If you’ve recently visited our store at the Shops at Bal Harbour, you’ve probably seen just how stunning these pieces really are. From exotic skins to custom sterling silver buckles, we offer some of the best and most unique accessories available in the Miami area today. While we would love to be able to take all the credit, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without all the artists who create these pieces for us.

One of those artists, James Stegman, whose 130-year-old company has played a major role in the success of J. W. Cooper, lends us his style and creative vision in the many of the gorgeous pieces that he creates. Not only is James a master silversmith—his creativity and attention to the smallest, most minuscule detail are what make his belt buckles wearable pieces of art. People don’t wear his belt buckles unless they want to stand out.

James works with many different beautiful and precious materials to create his art. Sterling silver, yellow, rose, and white gold in 14 and 18 karats, opals, sapphires, rubies, diamonds—combined with James’ expertise and delicate eye, materials like these help him create one-of-a-kind pieces, many available for purchase exclusively at J. W. Cooper. It’s our relationships with artists like James Stegman that allows us to do what we do best: make you look your best.

When you come see us at the Shops at Bal Harbour, ask us about our exclusive James Stegman pieces. We will help you find the perfect belt for your new buckle—perhaps an elegantly smooth leather or a luxurious exotic skin belt—that you can wear casually around town, while playing golf, or with that bespoke business Armani suit. So stop by and let us assist you in the pursuit of your own unique and individual style. Come visit our showroom today.