With four versions in light suede, there is one special alternative in a high-quality Nappa fabric. The Valstarino
jacket, or blouson, is an inveterate accoutrement in Italian wardrobes. In recent years, however, it has become
increasingly popular and referenced worldwide. This beautiful caffè-coloured iteration, albeit classic in style,
will ensure onlookers are mesmerized by its sheer elegance. As the mercury drops in the heart of Europe, a lined
jacket will be more appropriate and with this particular Valstarino, you’ll certainly look in control of your style,
whilst staying insulated. One of the best traits about the Valstarino is its adaptability in acting as the fulcrum
of your look. Refined, louche and yet marvellously sophisticated, the Valstarino completes the relaxed informal
appearance when worn with jeans or acts as an equally smart alternative to a suit jacket.
In today’s world of globalisation which is the foil for mass production, ensuring the entire craft process remains in
one country is no easy feat. But, since day one, Valstar has managed to do exactly that and its ateliers are based
in the regions of Tuscany, Veneto and Milan, where craftspeople apply ancient techniques stemmed down from no less
than three generations. With the crisp nature of the two front flap pockets, knitted cuffs, and stand-up collar,
even someone not necessarily in sync with the technicalities of these details can see why each piece takes an
artisan a full working day to put together. The suede versions are also lined, with colour options in tan, dark
brown, dark blue and an autumnal muschio hue.
Similar in silhouette to the Valstarino, the Coloniale zip jacket features a full zip fastening with ribbed hem,
making it a great every day option, especially during the change of season. Its sporty and lightweight aesthetic
encourages one to live fast in the jacket. Milan is a global capital of fashion and design, but for some reason,
whenever you pitch up at Malpensa airport the heavens open. Perhaps it’s why Valstar solely started off making
raincoats. The brand have not discarded the raincoat and in a very apt manner the appropriately named Segale Milano
raincoat is chic and lightweight to carry with you, for whenever those clouds do burst.
There really is no doubt that the Valstarino and other models will become your go-to jacket this autumn/winter,as
they also have the ability mould into your body shape and mature well with time and regular use.