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Custom jackets

So how does this custom jacket business work out?  I mean besides the obvious. I have a so-so jacket from another company (THE SHAME!) that fits perfectly.  Could I send it in to use as a sizing guide?  I know they tell you to just take measurments but those dont take into account things like fit.  Gotta have slim shoulder and arms. Gail? Anyone?

blufer01 on 02/04/11 at 04:59 PM

sizing is big problem in leather world.

richgreene on 02/04/11 at 05:37 PM

Id hate to guess what a custom jacket would cost from thes guys,the regular prices just took a jump today.Besides no sleeve gusset backing,I imagine next will be no collars.The pocket zippers were the first to suffer.My 30 year old Schott has bigger openings.A smaller zipper and lack of sleeve leather probably saves them 2 bucks on these insanely priced goods. I hope the Textile workers got a hefty raise. Custom Jacket ???? Ha Ha

Jason_Schott on 02/04/11 at 06:06 PM

I would suggest that you work out the details with Gail so we know exactly what you are looking for, what we can do and agree on the price before you send it, but sending a jacket with the desired fit is always helpful. Thank you!

Jason_Schott on 02/04/11 at 06:12 PM

Rich, I understand your concern. It concerns us too. Unfortunately, the prices of raw materials have gone crazy over the last year or so! Cotton prices are up around 50%, wool prices have gone up 30-40% and leather is around the highest price ever for raw hides. I think with the financial collapse of the last few years many of the suppliers closed and the capacity to make fabrics decreased. We've heard a number of comments from people missing sleeve gussets, and I have to say it surprised us a bit. Frankly, it's something we need to look into. The funny thing is that it's actually MORE expensive to make sleeves without the gussets, and it was an attempt to make a better jacket, but I think it hasn't been perceived that way by many people. Some people prefer it, but we are still looking into it. I would expect we'll be adding gussets to many of the future styles.

richgreene on 02/04/11 at 08:17 PM

Jason,Ive been wearing your jackets for over 40 years ,my 1st 613 costing something around $45.00, Of course thats when I was probably making $7.00 an hour and adjusting for inflation theyre probably priced about the same. I just wonder why the Horsehides you make under contract to youknowwho are made with detail and quality that your older models used to be.I got a 686 from you and its great,not a true motorcycling jacket but I knew what I was getting into (See My Review). It looks killer zipped, but unzipped it lookd like something Cher Bono would like. Regardless,Theyll probably bury me in one. Best Regards, Rich South Euclid Ohio

ecfanaddict82 on 02/04/11 at 09:01 PM

they dont cost as much as a Lewis at least.

richgreene on 02/04/11 at 10:21 PM

By the time youve served your sentence in 20 months they might be.I dont know why anyone would patronize those Bloody English anyway . Dont you remember your history about the revolutionary war ?

ecfanaddict82 on 02/05/11 at 09:08 AM

true.  Cant trust the slimey limeys.

ecfanaddict82 on 02/05/11 at 09:08 AM

I kid of course.  I'm a total anglophile.

wolverine on 02/08/11 at 05:42 PM



Do yourself  a favor when it comes to sizing....take that jacket you are thinking about sending to Schott and measure the crap out of it.  Then measure another  jacket that may or may not fit you.  Then consider what you have on at the time you are trying them on.  Give this some careful thought becaue your  life might  just depend on it someday....just kidding.   Justr realize that most  of the M/C jackets that Schott handcrafts....I like that word....are meant to be very from fitting.  This means that if you break your leg and gain 15 pounds or go to college and put on your "Freshman 15" the jacket that once fit you comfortably is need to reel yourself in and STOP EATING LIKE A PIG.


At the moment I own about 20 Schott m/c jackets(tagged sizes from 38 to 44).  Some of them are tight with a t-shirt and some of them I can wear  2 sweatshirts underneath and still have room to move. and in some cases the size 40 measures out to be larger  than the size 42....DO NOT TRUST TAGGED SIZES!!!!!!

Yes,  I am a bit of a retard...opps, I mean special case in that I have so many jackets but what I am trying to tell you is that I know my size RANGE base on the 5 basic measures and can very accurately predict how a jacket will fit me  on any given  Sunday based on these measures and how many cheeseburgers I happened to eat that day before actually trying it on....yes I am that good.


If you are looking for one jacket to fit in all conditions I seriously suggest that you get one with a zip out liner or go vegan....


Best of luck





richgreene on 02/08/11 at 08:37 PM

First of all a gusset is a triangle piece that either expands or adds strength. Thts what those pieces are at the sleeves on at  the wrists that zip up on maybe at least 1 of your "about 20" of your jackets. Thanks for keeping the company afloat. Also,the best way to gey a good fit is to try the damn thing on first.


castillian500 on 02/19/11 at 04:04 PM

Jason -  How much cotton is in a Schott Biker or Bomber Jacket ?  Leather I expect is way up but beef products ( like meat ) are not skyrocketing and I know that leather is to the bovine product prices  are like raw land is to real estate developers but these products are not inelastic on the demand side of the equation.  I just heard that cotton ( up 150 % to a 15 year high in the last 18 months ) prices will force a $ 4.00 increase in a pair of Levis which is about 6 %.

Bonnie100th on 02/21/11 at 12:49 AM

Well...well...well... Our friend Rich knows what the gussets are for and even their shape. Quite impressive... Besides Schott does not need you, Wolverine or me to keep the company afloat.

richgreene on 02/21/11 at 01:41 PM

Just informing the guy that didnt know. I also told one Rebel Without a Clue what the sleeve zippers were there for. He also didnt know, Later !

Jason_Schott on 02/23/11 at 06:27 PM

Don't sell yourselves short. You guys are very important to us and we greatly appreciate your patronage, your opinions and the amount of time you spend helping other people on here!

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