Where it all beganPaul Golbert, the company's founder, is born in Paris, France into a family of shoemakers.
Arrival in MontrealOn March 3rd, Paul, his wife Rachel and their 4 year-old son Jacques, immigrate to Montreal, Canada.
Pajar is Founded
Paul founded the Pajar brand using the first letters of his name, his wife's name, and his son's name: PAul, JAcques, and Rachel, respectively.
Paul is one of the first pioneers within the footwear industry to import Italian, French and Spanish footwear to the Canadian market.
First Showroom OpenedThe year Montreal welcomed the world to Expo 67, Paul Golbert opened up his first showroom in downtown Montreal.
Paul opens his own factory on the corner of Coloniale and Mont Royal in the Plateau district of Montreal. One of the first boots created at the Montreal Factory was the iconic Zig-Zag style with sheepskin lining, thus the Apres Ski boot was born! This shearling boot laid the foundation for Pajar as one of the world’s leaders in Shearling boot production.
Jacky JoinsPaul’s son Jacques joins the company after graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Lausanne. He also trained at France’s École de la Chaussure.
Export to USA
Pajar becomes one of the first Canadian brands to export to the U.S.
Pajar wins the Canadian Footwear Association Award for best Women’s Casual Footwear.
Pajar Loves Skiing!Pajar becomes the official provider for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
Gold Award WonPajar wins Gold award for best children’s winter boots from the International Shoe Association.
La Griffe D'or AwardPajar Canada receives the La Griffe D’or Award, the Oscars of the Canadian Fashion Industry for Best Designer/Manufacturer for footwear. This prestigious award ceremony was televised to over one million spectators.
Michel, Jacques' son joins the Company followed by his sister Elise and brother David. All three children graduated from Ars Sutoria design school in Milan, Italy.
Expanding into EuropePajar Canada begins its European expansion and quickly established its presence in prestigious retailers such as Harrods in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Kadewe in Germany.
World Wide Prestige
Ars Sutoria, Italy’s most recognized trade magazine references Pajar as the "Rolls Royce" of Canadian Boots.
First Pajar StorePajar opens its first Concept shop in Maastricht, Holland.
Pajar begins licensing other complementary products beginning with outerwear apparel and accessories. Pajar Boots are worn by the Volunteers in the Opening Ceremonies at the Vancouver Olympics.