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618 vs. 626

How much more "slim" is the 626 than the 618? Particularly in regard to the sleeve length and width? Thanks

richgreene on 12/04/10 at 08:49 PM

Im interested in one also,but the key word is fitted.The 618s run small but not fitted. I wear a 46 but a 48 in a 618 is just right,but Not fitted. Im going to call Schott Monday and get the dope from the salesman. Good Luck

allgonoslow on 12/05/10 at 02:10 PM

Please post what you find out from the Schott people - curious how "Fitted" actually translates in terms of measurements. Again, especially in the sleeves.

richgreene on 12/06/10 at 04:14 PM

The lady at the order desk was kind of vague and couldnt tell me how it compared with a 618 other than its tailored.I went for it anyway,just dont remove the hang tags before you try it on in case you have to return it.

richgreene on 12/11/10 at 06:14 PM

Got the 626 today, It s more form fitting than my 618,but overall feels good,right length if youre over 6'  I wrote a review under its picture,but Shott probably wont post it until mon. after they check out the post for negativity..Its lighter but mainly from the lack of the quilting,NOT thin leather.

leroy74 on 12/14/10 at 01:20 PM


Would this be the right jacket if I live in socal and want something to wear in 60 and 70 degree weather? I want that Ramones/70's springsteen look, but also want to be able to wear it pretty often...especially if I am spending $500 on it.

richgreene on 12/14/10 at 03:17 PM

It would be perfect if you ride,I lived in LA for a few years and never wore a leather when not riding. It is a lot lighter than my 618  though.Its cut a little narrower than a 618,No problem unless youre built like Arnie.

leroy74 on 12/14/10 at 04:31 PM

I actually don't ride, so it would be purely a fashion statement. Do you think the 613 is too warm for socal? Im looking for a fitted jacket, so that makes the 626 sound appealing? Any chance you could post a pic so I could see something other than the one on the website? Thanks for your help

richgreene on 12/14/10 at 05:07 PM

I dont know, I think youd be better off with a vest,The 626 is still pretty warm,Ive been breaking it in in Cleveland weather. It looks just like the factory scan

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