Parajumpers was born in Italy in 2006. A meeting with a serving member of the 210th Rescue Squadron in an ill-famed bar in Anchorage, Alaska provided inspiration for Massimo Rossetti’s creations. The men of the 210th Rescue Squadron are highly trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the wildest, most remote and hostile corners of the Globe. They are the PJs - short for PARAJUMPERS. Rossetti decided to pay tribute to the Parajumpers and combined his love for adventurous travel with his love of fashion to develop one of the most avant-garde and disruptive outerwear collections.
Great focus has always been put on fit and overall design of the coats, in collaboration with some of the most expert professionals within the Italian fashion industry. From the very beginning, it was clear that Parajumpers items were built to last and were never going to be seasonal trendy pieces, reflecting perfectly Massimo’s ethos as a person and as a designer. Rossetti, along with his collaborators, has successfully designed garments which are both functional and good looking, always aiming to create clothes which are everlasting, both from a style and from a quality and functionality point of view. All the unique hardware is inspired by elements of search and rescue.
Long lasting style and great quality go hand in hand with research and innovation, both in materials and construction techniques. From the very beginning, Parajumpers has invested a great amount of energy in product development, and now counts on some of the best performing materials and modern production techniques, partnering with the best textile mills in the world. Water repellency is widely implemented, through different types of multi-layer fabrics, lamination and water repellent treatments. Parajumpers has many different types of paddings, from down to synthetic, and various filling/stitching techniques, which allow us to range from lightweight garments to heavy coats that are made for really cold climates.