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James Dean's (exact style) Schott leather jacket

I need to know the exact style of Dean's Schott leather jacket he owned. I can't seem to find out what it was. Thank you. Johnny R.

Gail on 10/24/11 at 09:59 AM

We actually made 2 styles, the JD-1 was the Limited Edition replica jacket, which was Horsehide leather with a Mouton Fur collar and had a heavy removable belt. The style JD-2 was the Collectors Edition in a Steerhide leather, Dynel pile collar, and the belt was optional, sold as an accessory.

raheemirving on 09/29/12 at 04:18 PM

Was his jacket the One Stat or the 618 ? I'm looking for this jacket as well. What was his style jacket in this picture ?

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Gail on 10/01/12 at 08:53 AM

I am sorry but I was unable to open the picture up that you wanted me to look at. Under the "search" option on our blog type in James Dean jacket you will be able to view several posts. These posts will have photos showing the jacket we produced in 1985 for the James Dean foundation  marking the 30th. anniversary of his death. Gail

johnnyrocket on 10/01/12 at 09:38 AM

Here is a nice link to a Dean leather jacket site that gives further details on this exact type of James Dean's jacket. http://www.filmjackets.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2568&sid=1fe98f47d28223652500ea7c2c3ca709&start=30 Johnny R.

Scottyrebels on 02/28/17 at 12:35 AM

Hey johnnyrocket to answer your ?

and your need : you quest is a futile one. 

The reason: jimmy didn't wear a perfecto. 

Jimmy wore a "Sportclad" , a sun brand by J. C. Penny . 

Jimmy also wore a what many believe to be a CHP  Style jacket , as immortalized in Phil Stern's photos.

I've done more research than healthy in my quest to find answers you seek and have yet to identify a Perfecto in ANY of the photo's of jimmy Dean wearing his leathers . 

My belief: just another way of capitalizing on a legendary person of pop culture to boost quarterly marketing quotas . 

A shameless tactic. One by a company that has absolutely no need to do so , the products speak volumes alone on their merits in style, quality, craftsmanship, and dedication to providing us , the motorcycle riders for whom these ARE crafted for , first and foremost as well as the secondary fashionistas. 

I've got no issue being wrong and admitting  this as well as offering Schott Bros. An apology for my ill information , & my conclusion based on my findings after hours upon hours of research, data crunching, scientific experiments and most crucial: 

countless hours interviewing the like if jimmy's cousin Marcus Winslow, who declared in a most authoritarian & disapproval tone that such was not the case, but a false one . 

Tsk, tsk Schott Bros. Tsk, Tsk,......

jimmy's spinning like a high speed dradle in his grave. 

I believe the remedy for such shenanigans & ruffian tactics are documents for which Jimmy Dean's "perfecto" provide conclusive evidence to the contrary . 

I mean no disrespect to the company. I love 'em . A staple of my diet and one In which most pride is taken when I slip on my Perfecto. I can almost see Marlon Brando when I look in the mirror in high admiration for my handsome looks cemented when said jacket is on , when Walking the streets, john travolta opening "Saturday night fever" . On occasion when I'm feeling chipper and cheeky I'll slip on the Bee Gee's soundtrack and my strut becomes even more profoundly sexy , confident , and swanky , even whilst wearing a pair of platforms like Travolta did . "Ah ah ah ah Staaayyin' Aliiiivvve, ei ie ei, Stayin' Ali-E-Ive"

your welcome

scotty 

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Scottyrebels on 02/28/17 at 12:49 AM

Scottyrebels wrote:

Hey johnnyrocket to answer your ?

and your need : you quest is a futile one. 

The reason: jimmy didn't wear a perfecto. 

Jimmy wore a "Sportclad" , a sun brand by J. C. Penny . 

Jimmy also wore a what many believe to be a CHP  Style jacket , as immortalized in Phil Stern's photos.

I've done more research than healthy in my quest to find answers you seek and have yet to identify a Perfecto in ANY of the photo's of jimmy Dean wearing his leathers . 

My belief: just another way of capitalizing on a legendary person of pop culture to boost quarterly marketing quotas . 

A shameless tactic. One by a company that has absolutely no need to do so , the products speak volumes alone on their merits in style, quality, craftsmanship, and dedication to providing us , the motorcycle riders for whom these ARE crafted for , first and foremost as well as the secondary fashionistas. 

I've got no issue being wrong and admitting  this as well as offering Schott Bros. An apology for my ill information , & my conclusion based on my findings after hours upon hours of research, data crunching, scientific experiments and most crucial: 

countless hours interviewing the like if jimmy's cousin Marcus Winslow, who declared in a most authoritarian & disapproval tone that such was not the case, but a false one . 

Tsk, tsk Schott Bros. Tsk, Tsk,......

jimmy's spinning like a high speed dradle in his grave. 

I believe the remedy for such shenanigans & ruffian tactics are documents for which Jimmy Dean's "perfecto" provide conclusive evidence to the contrary . 

I mean no disrespect to the company. I love 'em . A staple of my diet and one In which most pride is taken when I slip on my Perfecto. I can almost see Marlon Brando when I look in the mirror in high admiration for my handsome looks cemented when said jacket is on , when Walking the streets, john travolta opening "Saturday night fever" . On occasion when I'm feeling chipper and cheeky I'll slip on the Bee Gee's soundtrack and my strut becomes even more profoundly sexy , confident , and swanky , even whilst wearing a pair of platforms like Travolta did . "Ah ah ah ah Staaayyin' Aliiiivvve, ei ie ei, Stayin' Ali-E-Ive"

your welcome

scotty 

 

wolverine on 02/28/17 at 06:39 AM

OMG....a response to the above seems necessary...

 

back in the 80's when Schott did their full line of JD outerwear lets just keep in perspective that they were attempting to design and build REPLICAS/reproductions.  They made no claim to have stitched the original jacket actually worn by James Dean.  I have to say that they did it right at least from a legal standpoint by working with and through the JD Foundation.  

 

but here's the kicker...when they showed up at the JD estate/museum they brought with them a talented painter/illustrator since my guess was they were not allowed to take any photos.  A few days were spent looking at old pictures and redrawing them in watercolors...I know this as a fact because I have a few of these.  

 

Based on these drawings of old historic photos and probably actual paintings Schott went to work recreating a line of replicas.  I also have a Distributors annual catalog of this year that has the pictures of this entire JD line that I will try to post up...it should be on here...if you want to criticize the Schott Company, their lack of scanning these old catalogues would be a good grippe.

 

The black M/C style jacket you are asking about was similar to the CHP jackets of the day.  No shoulder epuletts, and a clean uncluttered look.  Removable belt, two hand warmer pockets, shirt collar type collar, no grommets/holes for a cop badge.  I could go on but that's what pictures are for.

Gail on 02/28/17 at 08:32 AM

Scotty, if you have done extensive research then you may have missed that on the Anniversary of James Dean's death, the James Dean Foundation contacted Schott, we "did not" contact them! They wanted a quality USA made jacket to represent the anniversary jacket for James Dean. As far as what Brand name jackets he wore such as the JC Penny/Sportclad we know JC Penny did not manufacture jackets and I suspect was an imported style. The CHP style jacket as shown in photos, does not display the main label, so who knows who manufactured the jacket. Since you seem to want to slap our hands inwhat you think Schott did wrong, I am posting the write up that was posted in the James Dean Catalog, and the styles included in the line, so you will have another piece of information to add to your research and the correct information.

Gail

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Gail on 02/28/17 at 08:34 AM

Not sure why he photos posted sideways but if you tap each photo it will enlarge and make reading much easier.

Gail

Scottyrebels on 03/08/17 at 02:53 PM

To all whom read the latter paragraph's on my post :

beginning with my "interview" I'd certainly NOT bother this man with such a mundane question. 

This is what's known as dry humor: A joke. I got enough issues being ostisized by the people around me ( I.E, THE SHEEP ). Understand, i do not need to add to this, I'm totally comfortable being a weirdo oddity, however I'd never subject myself to this kind of self humilition, not even on halloween, haha. Christ am I grateful not to have suffered through the '70's when platforms , leisure suits, WIIIIIDDDEEE Collars and bellbottoms ruled and rocked along to the sounds of disco and worst of all: THE BEE GEE'S. No offense meant, just my personal view & gratitude and Gail, you have apparently proven me incorrect.  Therefore I AM WRONG, I owe you, The Schott bros. company , its hard working staff, and the family an apology :

I am sorry , I shall be more respectful.

humbly your's & cheers and much love to all,

Scotty

Scottyrebels on 03/08/17 at 03:10 PM

Oh, forgot, the photos where incorrect and don't know why they're sideways (???) .

where can I find a copy of this book ? Is it available for sale? 

Thanks Gail,  I ain't brown-nosin' but you've always been great towards me and my questions and helpful . I feel ty having offended you, the company and the people. 

Always your fan & friend,

scotty

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Gail on 03/09/17 at 08:12 AM

Scotty,

The photos I posted were from a special 2-page catalog Scott had made for the James Dean collection in 1985. I think the only copies that are still around would be a copy in our files of the old catalogs and possibly the one I have. I have the copy because I have worked at Schott since 1981 and have kept all my catalogs through out the years. For older copies I had to make copies from our files so I had information available on the different jackets back to the 60's. I know you are a collector, but unfortunately we do not have any catalogs that we could send you. My only suggestion would be to print out the photos I sent you for a copy of the catalog.

Gail

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