Valstar

Suede Cowboy jacket in Amber brown

Regular price €1.395,00
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Valstar

Suede Cowboy jacket in Amber brown

Regular price €1.395,00
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"If you've been around a while, you know the deal with Valstar's western jackets. This versions a bit more slick, dialed down the cowboy to a few cleverly placed panels and seams, but holding onto that glorious larger collar from previous iterations. You're good to lean into the country and wear this with denim and boots, but it's just as suited to a pair of crisp black trousers and, well I guess also boots, but it's very versatile you get the idea."---Ludwin

Details
  • 100% soft lambskin; lining: 100% viscose
  • Western yoke and cuff details; two-way zipper
  • Two front welt pockets; two inside pockets
  • Made in Italy
Size & Fit
  • Regular fit
  • We recommend taking your usual IT chest size for best fit
SKU: VLSOUT121-046

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About this Maker

Valstar

Iconic Italian Maker with a Sartorial Approach to Outerwear

Valstar is mostly known today as the Italian company who came up with a casual, sporty take on the classic A-1 blouson – a type of flight jacket with a button front and stand-up, knitted collar. The A-1 was originally a military flight jacket worn by American fighter pilots, but in 1935 Valstar turned it into a sporty piece of outerwear, known as β€œValstarino”, that civilian men could wear in the city. It is now considered an icon of Italian design and has been featured in design exhibitions alongside Achille Castiglioni’s Arco lamp, the Alfa Romeo Giuletta or the Bialetti coffee pot.

Before coming up with this blouson design however, Valstar was actually an English maker of raincoats. In fact, Valstar first did business under the name English Fashion Waterproof, and continued to do so until 1911, when it moved to Italy, changed its name to Valstar, and became the first Italian manufacturer of rainwear.

Today, Valstar is a relatively small operation with a couple dozen employees and prides itself on taking a β€œsartorial” approach to outerwear, always spending a considerable amount of attention on selecting superior materials, from water-repellent leathers to English tweeds or Millerain cloth, as well as on all the construction details and trimmings, making their products some of the best pieces of outerwear manufactured today.

This sartorial approach also manifests itself in a flexibility to make an wide variety of material combinations. We were of course impressed with the craftsmanship of Valstar’s seamstresses, and took the opportunity to have some Valstarino blousons and jackets made in English wools, with luxurious flannel linings, horn buttons and all the better trimmings we would expect to see on tailor-made clothing.

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