Founded in Milan, in 1911 Valstar is said to be the first company to produce raincoats in Italy. However, today the brand is better known for the Valstarino jacket. The Rake has offered some sumptuous versions of over the years, but this summer we have more than half a dozen iterations of the iconic flight jacket on TheRake.com to peruse over.
The Valstarino, created in 1935, is a garment that boasts exquisite levels of craftsmanship, an uncompromising use of the finest skins and materials, plus a silhouette that, for 90 years, has remained thoroughly on-point. As a testament to the brand's expertise, it was recognised with Italian royal warrants, becoming the official supplier of HRH Princess of Savoy in 1939 and the Duke of Ancona in 1942.