From Levis to Bolid’Ster. The history of jeans, from cotton plain weave to Armalith Skin.

From 1853 to 2018, from Levis to Bolid’Ster, from plain weave cotton to l’Armalith 2.0 Skin…

The 2018 collection is now available.

“I have always been fascinated by jeans.

Among all contemporary textiles, it is the one with the richest history.

The first pair of jeans was born in the USA in 1853 in the middle of the Gold rush, thanks to Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis.

In 1873, they introduced copper rivets to reinforce the stress points:
To me it is the starting point of denim innovation.

Jeans transcend all social classes: bikers, rockers, punks & all counter-culture since its creation have embraced it, from blue-collars to white-collars.

Jeans are iconic.

In 1969, I was born & Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
Thanks to him I invented in 2003 “ARMALITH”, a high performance & abrasion resistant fabric, made by including an aerospace fiber within a single layer.

It’s been nearly 15 years since I’ve started working on this fabric to give it the authentic look of genuine jeans.

With such a fabric, I launched in 2015 the brand which is only committed to safety, comfort and style: BOLID’STER.

Since the manufacturing is French Made we have an eye on every details.

Thanks to your support, we have never stopped pushing the project ahead.

We recently developed a special sewing thread to warranty full resistance to our seam lines.
This year, we’ve designed water-repellent new colored jeans and a modern slim fit with room to move.

From yarn spinning to rivet, everything is done locally; with the greatest respect for nature, people and their work.

It is the first armored jeans, it is the most reliable jeans.
It is THE jeans. ”