Schott Perfecto 618 - Fit and other questions.
I am interested in buying a 618HH Horsehide jacket but I’m concerned about the fit based on the vintage 618 steerhide jacket I already own. It is size 48, with the motorcycle rider on the label. The label in the cigarette lighter pocket (see attached photo) has no bar code and reads: “2137 035” over the model “618” and the size “48”. The main zipper is “YKK” and the sleeve zippers say, “IDEAL”, spelled out vertically on the pulls. The back of the belt buckle says, “CENTURY CANADA” and “55272”. Can you tell me approximately how old this jacket is? Also, it has the snaps for the fur collar; but what size collar would it take?
As for fit, I normally wear a size 46 or XL suit or leather jacket, at 6’0” and 210 pounds with a 46” chest, no belly, and a weightlifter’s build. Your size selector recommends I would need a size 48 in a new 618 for a “Standard” fit. This jacket barely fits well enough in the chest, arms and shoulders for motorcycle riding, and it’s almost too short in the body. I’m not interested in looking like a hipster fashionista with a man-bun and skinny jeans who borrowed his little sister’s jacket, but I don’t want it any larger than necessary, either.
If I were to order a new 618HH, would the current size 48 fit the same as the one I have now? I understand there is an extra inch in body length that you say was added in 2012. I also see you make reference to the newer models of some jackets having an “updated” fit but there’s no clear explanation of what that means. From context it seems like “updated” means “enlarged” in some way. Can you tell me how? Thanks. I really enjoy this forum.