Saint Jacques was born in the South of France in 2016 from the desire to offer a stylish alternative to a standardized world of wetsuits. Saint Jacques transposes classic fashion to neoprene with advanced-design thinking and no compromises on performances.
This idea came from a very simple statement. As the wetsuits technology evolved over the years, allowing surfers to venture into colder temperatures, the stylish good old days look of the first watermen was long gone. At Saint Jacques, we claim that the wetsuits on the market don’t have to be either black or bright colored ones.
Saint Jacques has, for the first time, successfully transposed urban street fashion (polo shirts, stripey jerseys, tank tops) using new technologies to pattern neoprene wetsuits. Our innovative collections are designed in France, using premium materials to achieve perfect and practical cuts as well as refined finishes.
More than a trend the Saint Jacques ‘ Wet à Porter ‘ motto is a philosophy and a way of life.
The time has come: Let’s add style to performance.
Since its launch we have been building on the success earned from professional riders endorsements as well as watersports enthusiasts and now, we bring some French touch to all ocean lovers regardless their sports or the water temperature! Now you can perform riding a wave, enjoy paddling across a lake, kitesurf your soul away or simply smile watching the sunset goes down wearing one of our premium “wet-a-porter” wetsuits.
The Founders Team
Walter De Castro
Open-minded, jack-of-all-trades mastermind Frenchman behind the Saint Jacques Wetsuits project. He is a producer, designer, writer, composer, craftsman, dreamer and above all a mere player of his own existence.
An existence filled with the sound of waves, the beauty of nice swells and a strong desire to pursue his passion for surfing that started when he was 12 years old.
Surfing has since then shaped his life and now the time has come for his keen artistic eyes to shape our wetsuits with elegance and comfort.
A man with azure blue eyes and sun-kissed hair, Stan has been sailing with the wind and the waves since his earliest childhood. His quasi-mystical dedication for kite surfing forces him to live near the sea where he has alternatively been working in innovative sports brands for nearly 20 years.
Today on special mission as the executive soul of Saint Jacques he preaches a right to the difference. A long-term mission that requires dedication and unconditional commitment.
Freelance since time immemorial, member of the collective Factoid, Xavier Dorange has from the beginning of the adventure Saint jacques brought his support and skills to the project.
Development of the brand universe, e-Commerce, video, Print … He has all the technical and creative strings to his bow.
Longtime friends and partner of Surftrip he is now involved in many more aspects of the adventure and participates in its evolution and development.
Elegant and technical water sports neoprene. Enjoy the “Wet A Porter”designed in France
THE STAN IS A UNIQUE WETSUIT FOR AESTHETES AND TECHNICIANS.
Thought, developed and designed to expand our innovative concept of aquatic clothing, the Stan combines the ergonomics of an integral and the aesthetics of our collection. It synthesizes the idea that wetsuits don’t have to be all the same and can be inspired by fashion without compromise.Using the deep sublimation process, the durable impression patterns will not suffer premature wear especially in areas of intense friction for the practice of surfing or Kite. Bonded / sewn construction, reinforced knee pads, selective flex zones and compression zones, Chest Zip … Offering comfort, flexibility, thermal and robustness, the Stan is a unique wetsuit for passionate aesthetes and hardcore surfers.
Made for temperate water 10 to 18° Strech 8/10 Confort 9/10
THE LISA WETSUIT IS WORN BY SPORTY GIRLS BUT NOT ONLY
A sleek wetsuit design with high-waisted neoprene mesh waistband and a blue top with burgundy shoulders and arms. With its demarcation above the chest and its mini “V”, the Lisa’s design is directly inspired by the bustier discreet elegance. It features waterproof seam (GBS + inside tape), thermal & quick dry lining above the belt with 2mm superstretch for arms and shoulders to provide flexibility and smooth paddling. The Lisa wetsuit has a back zip flap and a backwash clearing the bust. The easy slip and increased chest comfort ensure an airtight wetsuit.
Made for temperate water 10 to 18° Confort 9/10 Strech 9/10
SLIM PANTS, A BELT AND A TANK TOP COMBINED TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF A CASUAL STREETWEAR OUTFIT
A combined tank top 3mm neoprene pants with demarcation belt and integrated lace. Very popular with longboarders and oldschool surfers this combination offers a perfect ease for paddling and good thermicity by covering almost the entire body. A play that will be difficult to do without you when you adopted it.
Made for temperate water 18 to 28° Warm 9/10 Confort 9/10
French Fashion , get your best style during your session with his wetsuits
The icon of marine clothing throws itself into the bath for the first time. A singular and unique version of the neoprene marinière adapted to the practice of all water sports (Surf / Paddle / Kite / Wake …) This Superstrech long sleeve top is slipped like a sweater with a slightly flared neckline. It guarantees you an ease of movement for the oar with its ragging sleeves and rotating seams on the arms. The glued / sewn assembly identical to the top-of-the-range combinations avoids the splashing of water at the junctions and seams. Its unique design with 7 white bands surmounted by 2 immediately recognizable red bands stands out in the uniform landscape of the current combinations. A touch of refinement without technical compromise for an alternative to ambient uniformity.
Made for temperate water 18 to 28° Warm 9/10 Strech 9/10
THE TIMELESS CLASSIC OF SPORTSWEAR FINALLY TRANSPOSED TO THE PRACTICE OF WATER SPORTS
Paulo has become the flagship of our range and is now available in several colors (blue, green, black, burgundy or gray heather). A flap collar, 3 opening adjustment buttons, a compression ribbon and a boardshort fastening at the waist.
An elegant and technical piece to avoid sunburn, irritation and keep warm in all disciplines.
Tip: Go directly to order a beer at the beach bar after your session, everyone will be enthralled.
Made for temperate water 20 to 28°
THE THEO, OLD FASHIONED TOP
What better way to row and move your arms without constraint than with a tank top. Theo is the thermal, anti-irritation, anti-UV piece reduced to its simplest form. Made of 2mm superstretch Limestone neoprene with its neo-marine look, it will become indispensable for your summer sessions.
Made for temperate water 20 to 28° Strech 8/10 Confort 9/10
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