Jim Strong | Seasoned Swami & Superstar

Mr. Strong began his honorable 36 year career as a cobbler at age 20, learning all aspects of the trade from his father-in-law, diving hands-first into damaged shoe soles, leather rips, and challenging dye work before quickly expanded his horizons with custom leather work shortly thereafter.


The custom repairing of rips is his forte, along with leather re-dyes. He’s been at for decades and has spent his last 30 years working as trusty go-to artisan for a roster of prestigious retail clients like Saks Fifth Avenue, Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Louis Vuitton, Tods, Charles Jourdan, Versace, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Bruno Magli, Roger Vivier, and Oscar de la Renta. The renowned retail epi-center at Bal Harbor Shops is his old stomping ground.