Valstar

Valstarino in beige and brown lambswool gunclub check

$795.00 Regular price $477.00
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Final Sale 40% off

Valstar

Valstarino in beige and brown lambswool gunclub check

$795.00 Regular price $477.00
Unit price
per 
Final Sale 40% off
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"The Valstarino needs no introduction: a stylish take on the classic A-1 flight jacket, invented by Valstar in 1935, now an icon of Italian design. Its soft shell, button front and wool stand-up collar make it a rakish and comfortable choice for casual days. The check is handsome, the hue is tasteful and the fill is warm yet light enough to not weigh you down."---Kenshawn
Details
  • 100% Italian virgin wool
  • Slightly padded, ribbed cuff and collar
  • Fully lined in viscose; horn buttons
  • Two buttoned flapped pockets; buttoned inside pockets
  • Made in Italy
Size & Fit
  • Fits slim. Take a size up from your usual Italian size
SKU: VLSOUT104-054

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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 โ€“ 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 โ€œValstarinoโ€, 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 Castiglioniโ€™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 โ€œsartorialโ€ 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 Valstarโ€™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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