Valstar was founded in Milan in 1911. The company originally made raincoats, but soon moved into the more lucrative business of making luxury driving and flying jackets for Italy's wealthiest families.

The company cemented its reputation in 1935, when it invented the 'Valstarino' blouson, an elegant reinterpretation of the American bomber jacket. Since that date, Valstar has become the gold standard for suede jackets, original and iconic.