Charles Krypell Unveils Artisan Belts
Evan Krypell, the son of the well-known jeweler Charles Krypell, has designed a collection of unique belts that bear many of his father’s signature metalworking techniques and treatments, but with his own twist.
“I wanted to create something that I would wear,” says Krypell, 22, who joined the family business after graduating from college. When creating the Charles Krypell belt collection, Evan was inspired by his father’s metalworking techniques, but he also wanted to incorporate his passion for Americana design. There is a Western flair in the series of nine intricately designed sterling-silver and 18-karat-gold buckles (starting at $1,490). Prices are higher for gold models, and some styles are available with sapphire and ruby accents. The belts are designed for anyone to wear; the buckles can be customized with a choice of gemstones or diamonds, and a selection of hand-stitched leather and exotic-skin straps is available. Attention is paid to the smallest details, from the initial models that Charles Krypell makes in his jewelry workshop to the straps sourced from the country’s finest tanneries, Horween Leather Company and Hermann Oak. The belts are packaged in wooden boxes emblazoned with the brand’s logo, further underscoring the contemporary nod to the Western theme. (212.752.3313, www.charleskrypell.com)