at 12:23 PM
BTW, I have no idea why those photos posted. They're not mine??
at 07:56 AM
First I must tell you we have had the problem of photos being posted on posts that for some reason appear. I have contacted Jason Schott as he has been on top of this problem and is working with the web master to have the problem solved.
Now onto your inquiry, I need a little more information on what you are looking for in a jacket, so I can guide you a little better in your selection. We have many styles that are similar in design, but do have different options. Since you do not ride are you looking more for a fashion fit, like the tight fit of the style #519? Is your preference in leather a smooth appearance rather then a pebble appearance of the leather? Do you want a quilt or a light weight body lining, a heavy or a mid-weight leather, would you prefer a jacket that is vintage in appearance with that worn look already. Once I have a better idea on what you want in a jacket I can direct you better in your choices.
at 08:57 AM
I think I'd prefer a fashion fit, close to the body. I like the look of a worn-in jacket, but I'm also willing to let that occur naturally if needed. I live in Norfolk, Virginia, so it's not arctic, but it can get plenty cold in the winter. It doesn't need to be a super warm jacket, but I think a quilted lining would be fine.
The style of leather is where I get hung up. From the photos, I'm just not sure the pebbled leather is 'cool' enough. :) I like the classic look of the smoother leather, especially when it has some wear to it. However, I HAVE seen a few photos on Instagram of employee's 519s that have been broken in, and I think they look pretty good!
I think I'm leaning towards the 519 despite my concern about the pebbled leather. Other people on the Schott forum have raved about it's fit and it being 'rock and roll.' The bottom line, is I'd like for whatever I end up with to be the last leather jacket I need to buy. . . I want something solid, heavy duty, and lasting. Lastly, I'm 6'2" 190lbs, athletic build, broad shoulders, thin waist, and I want the jacket to fit well, so it doesn't look like I'm wearing a big garbage bag.
Gail, I really appreciate your help. I've heard great things about you!!
at 09:38 AM
Based on your height and athletic build I see two areas of concern. Being 6'2" tall the jacket may be too short on you in both back and sleeve length, we recommend at your height a jacket in a "Long" size. The second issue is your atheletic build, you will need to purchase a jacket that fits your shoulder and chest, but will probbaly be too large at the waist for you. I suggest you contact Jerri in customer service and request the measurements for the jacket style #519, the Per22 and the 118L (long size). This will give you an idea of the differences in the jackets such as the Per22 has a 27", #519 is 26" and the 118L is 28". I am also concerned with the measurement of your arms as the #519 has very tight sleeves. Measure your chest from under your arm and around your body to determine your chest size and what size you will need in a jacket. Once you determine your size you can check the size with the specs for each jacket style. Sometimes with an athletic build you need to have the jacket tailored to accommodate your waist size. I have listed Jerri"s direct email address to request the measurement specs for these jackets.
at 07:03 AM
I have the 519.
It´s a great, great jacket and I love it.
Attached you´ll find some pics you asked for.
at 08:49 AM
Ever decide between the two styles? I too find myself in the predicament of which to get. 519 or Per 22. I'm 6'1, 215, 44" chest.
at 08:34 AM
I did! I got the PER 22 and it's AWESOME. Best leather jacket I've ever had. . .and probably have ever seen. The quality is amazing.