Classic Perfecto Steerhide Leather Motorcycle Jacket 618

Material: Deluxe Heavy Steerhide

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Our 24" Classic Perfecto Motorcycle Leather Jacket in Deluxe Heavy Steerhide features a belted front, bi-swing back, underarm footballs, zippered pockets and sleeves, with insulated nylon quilted lining. Union Made in the U.S.A by LOCAL 169 of WORKERS UNITED A/W SEIU. We suggest you order this style number one size larger.

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Hello from Belgium

Finally i found a store in Belgium that sells the Schott Perfecto 618.

I am so glad i finally got the original one. It is a jacket for life....!!!
Published: Tue, 3/24/2009 by LAMBERT
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This is luxury
I just received my Perfecto 618 jacket. I can't believe how fast it was shipped. I only ordered it on Ocotber 30 (Saturday), and it was delivered on November 3 (Wednesday) here in the UK.
It is such a terrific feeling when you open the box and see that iconic jacket for the first time. Make no mistake, this is a premium jacket. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the jacket is so comfortable, and is built to last. It looks outstandingly cool, and keeps you warm.
I am definitely a fan of Schott NYC, and would be purchasing more of their products when I get a chance. This is a premium product, made of the finest materials, and is definitely very hard-wearing. I would recommend this jacket to anyone. I know mine has made me a very happy chap!!
I hope Schott NYC continue with the good work, and it is so good to finally buy a US jacket actually made in the US. I would give this ten stars if they were allowed.
Published: Wed, 11/3/2010 by Imran Ali
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The Original
I bought my 618 about 3 years ago through a local retailer who sold Schott jackets, with the help of Gail i was able to get the right size and i thank you for that. This is truly a work of quality American craftsmanship and even a work of art thats hit pop culture in so many different ways, just take a look at all the knock offs and youll see what i mean. I love knowing that the classic jacket on my back is the first of its kind, Schotts are are like the way Levis are to jeans, they are the creators of a truly famous and original style. If your looking into getting a nice jacket, dont fret about spending your hard earned dollars on these, you REALLY WILL be satisfied, ive always told people (after they compliment my jacket!) don't let the numbers scare ya, with Schott you really do get what you pay for! Support great people making great products!
Published: Tue, 9/28/2010 by Nick.
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Higly Recommended!
I was interested in buying an asymmetrical leather jacket and after my search I discovered Schott NYC. My first reaction was that these jackets are out of my reach but I saved money and finally ordered it from Silvermans here in the UK. I had considered some cheaper alternatives to this jacket as well but the history of this jacket and positive reviews made me want to go for it. Well, this jacket is just amazing! Few months back, I got myself a G-Star Raw leather jacket which cost me a few hundred pounds less than this, but that jacket doesn't even come close to Schott's quality of leather and overall feel.

I ordered it from Aberdeen, Scotland on Friday. It was dispatched on Monday morning and got delivered the same day. I didn't expect the delivery time to be less than 10 hours! As far as the size is concerned, I was quite worried about it. The many discussions on Schott NYC forum regarding sizing problems and queries made me apprehensive about the size. I emailed my chest measurement and height (37' and 5'8" respectively) to Schott NYC and they recommended that I should order a 38. I ordered a 38 and it fits me perfectly!

Well, if you're considering buying an asymmetrical leather jacket, I would highly recommend the Perfecto 618. Don't go for cheaper alternatives. Save the money and go for the Perfecto, you won't regret. :-)
Published: Mon, 10/1/2012 by Muhammad Zaid Wani
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Perfecto 618 steerhide
Woohoo wow! i must say i was an avid fan of a world famous vintage british made motorcycle jacket for many years untill purchasing this baby! the schott perfecto 618-SH far out classes that one on the hardware side and leather quality,the zippers are far superior in ruggedness as all i remember from way back was the zippers failing after one year,i have absolute faith the schott hardware will not,breaking this baby in is gonna be like a bucking bronco ride,yeehargh come on lets roll!but seriously,i am very pleased with the quality from schott,and believe you me,i take a lot of persuading to change brands and was almost tempted to stick with the former british one,i did a lot of reading up on the company's history and checked out real vintage ones to see how they have survived the test of time,i will mention i was completely impressed,then i took a look at my old motorcycle leather in it's forlorn state of thirty years of wear with it's dilapidated hardware,or what was left of it,ie:zippers replaced and broken pullers,and thought ,hey!i have made the right choice!but let's be fair to the old jacket and it's makers,it was great in it's time,i loved it,i probably still do,but one niggling fact is always the factor of choice,yes, you got it,price and value,schott beat the price by a long way,and gave the best quality possible at this very time,so here's to a very American product,fantastico brilliance,and thank-you,sorry old faithful british leather,but i still love you too!!!and to schott,i will be in touch for that faux fur collar soon(well,you gotta have the gismo's as well ain't ya!!)regards from,Jacqui.
Published: Sun, 2/12/2012 by jacqueline spicer
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Look like Brando or look away
I finally bought a 40" Schott Perfecto 618 from Silvermans in London - a UK military store. I'd tried one on in Nice, France earlier in the year. I'd looked at the Legendary Black Stallion and the Aero Leathers "Elvis Harley", both copies of the Buco original, as worn by Julian Casablancas, singer in The Strokes. Well, the Aero Leathers jacket costs £635, or about $900, so bollocks to that. It also weighs about 5 kilos or 12lbs, which is ludicrous. Plus it would take 5 years to break in. I put on the Steerhide Perfecto, and it was er, perfect. Instant Brando Wild One. I have worn the Wild One look (white t-shirt, Engineer Boots, narrow jeans with turn-ups (cuffs) since 1979, and I can honestly say I was not doing it justice until last night. But be warned, you cannot get away with wearing this style if you are remotely overweight.
Published: Tue, 10/25/2011 by Mark Mark
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
It might be hot in our country but still..damn this is the best jacket I ever had! The fit is perfect, it's just the right size for me! I would definitely use this everyday! Thanks Gail for helping me out!
Published: Mon, 9/6/2010 by Clyde
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what can i say !!!!!!!!
Tanks for a great jacket it`s "perfecto". Fits like a glove, tanks Gail for your patience! The jacket is one of the best craftmen ship i have seen and the quality it`s outstanding ! GABBA HEY
Published: Wed, 4/15/2009 by KLAS IN SVANSKOG SWEDEN
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Hello from France,
I received the Perfecto, I am very very happy, it's all I expected! I'll wear it all days!

Thank you a lot.

Published: Fri, 3/20/2009 by Alex
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The best jacket in my life!
I bought it from online here in Hong Kong at 31/3/14. And I received it at 3/4/14. It was really fast! The jacket is fit and slim! I love it and maybe will buy the 618 later! Hope that there will be a shop here in Hong Kong.
Published: Wed, 4/9/2014 by Roy Yu
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Seeing is Believing
This 618 is truly AMAZING! A little stiff at first but trust me, you wear these jackets and they mold to your body. It is becoming buttery soft with a cool grain to the leather. Compliments everywhere I go, dont hesitate buy this brand it is the only one, Number 1.
Published: Fri, 4/4/2014 by Michael P
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Perfecto sez it all...!
Just got new jacket at today's warehouse sale. Only one thing is better than the price and that is the quality of the jacket. Got a #618. Size was fairly spot on...I wear a 44 or 46 and I purchased a 46 and it fit like a second skin (but comfortable). Today in NJ it was 35 degrees and I wore it riding without a heated liner and was warm. This jacket is bullet-proof (but don't try it literally). My father sold Schott products when I was a boy and I remember the brand. Glad my local paper ran an article about Schott and also mentioned the sale. Great day for Me!
Published: Sat, 12/7/2013 by Jon Radin
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Reeks of manhood and badassitude.
I can remember the moment I first put it on. Me first putting on bleached jeans and army boots. I open the box, getting lost in my passion for this particular moment. I avert my eyes from the jacket, wanting to savor the moment for when I actually get to put it on. I put on the shirt first, removing the seal that embodies it. It is the softest shirt I have ever worn. Then, I gaze upon the work of art that lies before me. There it is. The one thing I have been waiting for. The one thing that will define and perfect my image. First, I feel the leather, trembling at the touch of its raw texture. Then I smell it, and it reminds me of how my love for leather jackets was born, and how I first imagined what my initial jacket would be like. I smile in joy at the sight of all this. Finally, the moment is here. I close my eyes while I get ready to put it on. I bite my lower lip while I slip my arms into the sleeves. The fit is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. This is what I've been waiting for. I groan in delight. Excited, I say: "It's perfect." I stroke the leather of the jacket I have just become one with. I zip up the sleeves and jacket itself. I strap the belt, almost fainting at the loud, metally noise the buckle produces. I walk up to the mirror, admiring the person looking back at me. This isn't me. This is someone different. I love it.

Now that you've got a basic idea of what this jacket can do to a man, let me move on to the technical stuff. I have been iffing a lot about which size to get. I usually wear a Size 36/Size 38/ Size 40. Every jacket wears differently, and not all measurements are the same. I have a slim, athletic build. I weigh about 140 pounds, my chest size is 37-37.5", I'm 17 years old and my height is 5 feet 9 inches. I e-mailed Jerri measurements, and I was advised to order a Size 38. This is one inch bigger than my actual chest size. Once I got the jacket, I found the fit to be beyond perfection. I could have gotten into a Size 36, but that would've been to small on me in a year or two since my body isn't fully fullgrown & I work out a lot. I need to thank Jerri for answering all of my many, many queries (believe you me, there were a lot).

Schott NYC is an amazing company, who deserve to have been business for so long. They truly are the best in this area. I cannot stress that enough. These jackets are quite expensive, in my case it was 7 times as expensive as the jackets I usually buy, as I always buy my jackets second-hand. But not anymore. Oh, no. I've already got my eyes set on the legendary 641HH, one of Schott's finest & classiest jackets on the market. Now, I can not emphasize this enough, so bear with me here. BUY. THIS. JACKET. This jacket redefines the word 'badass'. Not only is it extremely tough, wellfitting and of the highest quality leather I've ever experienced; this jacket is cultural heritage. You owe it to yourself to purchase this bad boy. I had to wait 6 weeks till I got my jacket, seeing as how my size was out of stock on the day I decided to order it. I would have waited two years, if I had to. If you call yourself a true envisioner of what manhood's supposed to be like, I know you'll do the right thing ;).
Published: Fri, 3/22/2013 by Mendel Boaz Brandt
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Most Amazing Jacket Ever!!!
Just received my 618. All I can say is WOW! I've been on bikes my whole life and have owned some really nice jackets but this one beats them all hands down. The leather is perfect. No scars or bad spots. It's thick enough to keep you warm and protect you if you lay it down. I ordered one size bigger than my Schott 740N peacoat and it fits perfect. Worth ever dollar. Thanks Schott!
Published: Sat, 10/27/2012 by David Suratt
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Great jacket and service.
I usually wear a 38, but this jacket ends up fitting me best as a 36. I'm a bit of a smaller guy with a bigger chest, so the length and width of the sleeves worked better on the 36 and there is still plenty of room otherwise. It fits me snugly and I prefer a fitted jacket, but honestly I could probably go down to a 34 without much problem. I am 5'8', 145 lb for reference.

Got the brown one and it's a great, dark rich shade of brown.
At first I had the 618HH in the 38 but it was just too stiff and bulky for my frame, and there weren't any available in 36. I know HH is nice but I actually prefer the finish and the leather in this jacket over the 618HH, now that I've got it. Customer service was great, prompt and when paying this much for a jacket you should be happy with it. I am for sure. Looks like it has many years ahead of it.

Only 4* because I've only owned for a week. We'll see how it is down the road and if it holds up like it seems like it will I'll happily change to 5.
Published: Thu, 9/13/2012 by peter
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Absolutely Flawless
Wow, got mine in the mail just a couple hours ago. Totally, 100% perfect. The leather is better than anything else I've ever seen. It's like the interior of a fine italian sports-car. For those wondering about this inside of the jacket (which I did, when I was considering it), it's pretty damn good. There's one 'mesh' sort of pocket on the lower left hand side. Reminds me of military-grade waterproof nylon. It's not really a 'reach in and grab it' pocket, like certain other jackets, but it's still great, and easily fixable, if anything goes wrong.Plus, it doesn't weigh down the jacket at a funny angle wen wearing it open.

Let's see. What else... Oh! My only complaints. The belt. Overall, it's leagues better than my other two jackets, but it's probably the weakest part of this divine jacket. The end of the belt, the pointy end, was sewn well. I'm not worried about it, necessarily, but the stitching could have been done closer to the edge, as I have a bit hanging over. Nothing serious, just a little tip. The rivulets could be a little more solid too. Again, grades better than a lot of other jackets, but I would feel a little better if they were more solid. I don't know if the 618 has the snap on the buckle that keeps the buckle from swinging around, but mine doesn't. That would be useful, especially in the summer, when I'm wearing it open. No big deal, I can just tuck it around itself.

Overall, 10/10. I realize this is a "heritage" style, which means you try not to change too much about it, and I'm totally fine with it. If you want modern, you're probably buying a 118 anyway. Thanks Schott. You've really got a great business, and I feel proud to wear my perfecto. Not only because of it's iconic and striking style, but because it's American made, with American hands on American soil. For me, at least, this was a feeling reserved for fine military clothing, until now. I'm going to love telling people about you guys.
Published: Fri, 6/8/2012 by Elan Spector
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Perfect leather jacket
I ordered it on 8/12/2011 and i received the jacket on 12/12/2011 here in Hong Kong.
I was satisfied with the perfect quality of the jacket, the customer service and also the delivery time of the jacket!
It keeps me warm when I ride on my motorcycles.
Published: Mon, 12/19/2011 by Tomy Cheng
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Worth every penny.
After 20 years of owning knock offs, I finally caved and got the original 618. I don't know why I waited so long. Out of the box it was stiff of course, but I know in no time at all I'll break it in.

You can't get any better than the original 618. It just screams "Gabba Gabba Hey!" Not sure if even want to puncture the hide with all my punk buttons or keep it raw a la Joey Ramone ca. 1976...

I'm even more thrilled that after all this time, it's still made in the 'ol USA. HEY HO, LET'S GO!!!
Published: Sat, 4/23/2011 by EnnuiEffect
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The best jacket ever...
Hello from singapore

i would like to thank the people of schottsnyc in producing such an amazing jacket. received the jacket today and the leather is beautiful and immaculate. the fit is perfect for me. leather is still stiff but i believe it will season over time. shipping was lighting fast and many thanks to Jerri for being patient in answering my many queries.
this is the best jacket ever and the quality is second to none. i hope to get another one in the future and i know that my first choice will be SCHOTTS...

thank you from singapore.
Published: Thu, 3/17/2011 by Mohamed Fauzly
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