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Question for Gail (or anyone)

Hello! Could you please tell me if Schott ever used a small black cloth tag that says "Schott" on the watch pocket flap of the Perfecto jackets (I'll attach a pic)? If so, any idea of a time range? Thanks!! - Dave

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Davenippon on 11/29/08 at 05:37 PM

Well, I may have answered my own question: I finally found another photo on the net that has the same pocket tag. The other jacket is one of the bomber jackets though. I guess I just want to reassure myself that the jacket I am looking at is legit because almost none of the pictures I can find of the Schott jackets online have this little tag on them. I will try to get the information from the inner pocket tag (lot # etc.)

Davenippon on 11/30/08 at 12:34 PM

Finally got the info from the pocket tag: Lot 1473 Bndl 032 118 46 I know you are busy with all these other questions, but if you have a chance, any info would be great. Thank you!

crippe on 12/01/08 at 03:37 AM

Dave, the little black tag was used in the 80's I think...pretty sure. Is that your jacket?

 

/Chris

Davenippon on 12/01/08 at 09:34 AM

Hello Chris and thank you for the reply.
No, it is not my jacket yet. . . . I am looking at buying it though.
It's a Perfecto 118 and from what I have been able to find online (here and other places) I agree that it looks like a mid-to-late 1980's jacket.   I have more pictures of it if you'd like to see. I hope I can buy it but it is being auctioned and I have a limited budget (or else I'd just buy a new one, ha ha ha.)

In good condition, what do you think a 118 from that time period should sell for?

DenSchott on 12/01/08 at 11:00 AM

Schott has such a good reputation that their jackets usually sell well on auction sites. The problem is when you "really, really" want one in particular, they go for much more. The Schott jacket you don't want always goes for much less! I always look around for a good or great used Schott jacket, but for some reason I always end up getting new. I'm looking around for a 118L in size 46, but that comes around on auction sites as often as an elephant for sale. So.....new it will probably be.

Davenippon on 12/01/08 at 11:46 AM

DenSchott, you are exactly right! Every time I see a Schott or a Vanson that is too small for me, it seems like they sell for a price I would be happy to pay. Every time I see one in size 46, they always seem to go for more than I can afford.
By the way . . . . you don't happen to be bidding against me for this one do you?  LOL

DenSchott on 12/01/08 at 12:48 PM

I know the exact jacket you are looking at. I'm not bidding on it because I really need a 46 Long. I just bought a 141 Long and it fits beautifully. The A-2 Schott jacket I have in XL fits perfectly, also. In fact, the 585 in XL is a perfect fit for me. As you can see, I like Schott. The biggest regret I have is letting go my 1928 Commemorative jacket a while back after I had a motorcycle accident. I don't ride anymore, but I still love wearing these jackets. I looked at Aero and I'm really tempted in having someone get me one for Christmas, but I don't think anyone around here loves me that much.

Gail on 12/02/08 at 01:55 PM

Hi Dave,

Sorry for the prolong reply to your post, but we were off 4 days for Thanksgiving, and now I am playing catch up. I see some of our members have been providing good info to you. The jacket is a 118 and it was in the mid-1980's we used these pocket logo labels on our jackets. Gail

Davenippon on 12/02/08 at 02:08 PM

Thanks!  I hope I will be wearing it soon  :)

zebach on 12/03/08 at 03:34 PM

I've also noticed a few jackets on the auction sites in sizes 38 - 42. When I was younger my first motorcycle jacket purchase was at a local store that made them for the CHP. The salesman helped me get into what he thought was the perfect size, probably a 38-40 I don't recall. It was tight and I outgrew it within a year. Thats one way to sell more jackets, I guess. This was back in the early 80s and unfortunately I had not heard of Schott at the time. I paid pretty close to whats being charged today and that was over 25 years ago. My first jacket now hangs in my nieces closet, ha. Recently I bought a style 100 in size XXL (48-50) on 11/09/08, and a style 117 in size 50 on 12/02/08. I think I'll really like the longer length of the 117. These larger styles are out there, I've picked up two in the last few weeks... It just takes a little patience and luck. I just wish I could attend the Schott Annual Sale this weekend, but thats clear across the country. Maybe next year. Happy hunting!!!

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Davenippon on 12/03/08 at 03:57 PM

You are not kidding regarding the factory sale ! ! !  I would love to get to that, but it's a looong way from Nashville.  My auction ends tonight . . . . I'll let you know how it goes.

zebach on 12/03/08 at 04:57 PM

An auction technique thats works well for me, is to submit a bid in the last few remaining seconds of the auction. The only bid that matters is the winning bid. I set my laptop on (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) time and it matches eBay exactly but I live in Pacific Time and eBay is here in Silicon Valley. You can also test by submitting a .99 cent bid on an item and then checking the time stamp of the bid.

Davenippon on 12/03/08 at 09:42 PM

GOT IT ! ! My first Schott and I am really excited! Thank you all for your info and advice. =)

zebach on 12/03/08 at 09:58 PM

Woohoo, early Christmas present!  Happy holidays.

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