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Size 38 - does it fit?

I bought me a vintage size 38 618 model, it's from the 80's. Do you guys think the size is right for me? It feels comfortable but it kinda looks to broad on the shoulders i think...my shoulders do not end where the snaps /sew end. Or is that the way it should be? I have the possibility to get a 618 in size 34 too. Should i go for it? I'am 170cm tall and kinda skinny.

Note: I'am not planing to wear the jacket zipped up or ride a bike with it. 

 

 

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Silasws77 on 04/23/16 at 11:34 AM

Get the 34 mate, I don't think a 36 would offer much difference in how it fits so I'd go with the 34 and just break it in if it's a little tight.

Vectrex on 04/24/16 at 10:51 AM

So you think the 34 would fit me better? I think the shoulder snaps should not stay diagonally away like on the pictures. I think if the 34 offers smaller shoulders the snaps would be straight on my shoulders.

Silasws77 on 04/24/16 at 11:31 AM

Vectrex wrote:

So you think the 34 would fit me better? I think the shoulder snaps should not stay diagonally away like on the pictures. I think if the 34 offers smaller shoulders the snaps would be straight on my shoulders.

Yeah I do. And I agree about the snaps, would look better on your shoulders.

Vectrex on 04/24/16 at 11:46 AM

Is the difference between 38, 36 and 34 significant? Because when i read about the sizes online it seems that the only differences are 1-2 centimeres on sleeve/lenght and more centimeters on the shoulders. 

Silasws77 on 04/24/16 at 12:55 PM

In my experience the size differences are noticeable every two sizes down, but in between sizes I haven't really noticed much of a difference for whatever reason.

PeterSilecchio on 04/24/16 at 02:49 PM

Hi

Thats So Funny You Asked the Question on Sizes. 

I found a Mint SCHOTT Style 125 in Size 46

I could not Pass Up the Jacket, it was listed for a Great Price and Like New Condition.

The Funny thing is I usually wear a Size 50.

Tried on the Jacket and it was a Perfect Fit,Except for the Belly Area. Need to loose some weight. 

Now it was Used So maybe it Streached Out Some from its original shape?

When I get a Chance I want to go to the New York City Store and Try on some New Motorcycle Jackets Made By SCHOTT. And Try on Different Sizes in Different Styles. 

I would Truly Enjoy the Experience.

Good Luck, Hope You Find the Right Size.

 

Peter

 

 

Vectrex on 04/24/16 at 03:38 PM

PeterSilecchio wrote:

Hi

Thats So Funny You Asked the Question on Sizes. 

I found a Mint SCHOTT Style 125 in Size 46

I could not Pass Up the Jacket, it was listed for a Great Price and Like New Condition.

The Funny thing is I usually wear a Size 50.

Tried on the Jacket and it was a Perfect Fit,Except for the Belly Area. Need to loose some weight. 

Now it was Used So maybe it Streached Out Some from its original shape?

When I get a Chance I want to go to the New York City Store and Try on some New Motorcycle Jackets Made By SCHOTT. And Try on Different Sizes in Different Styles. 

I would Truly Enjoy the Experience.

Good Luck, Hope You Find the Right Size.

 

Peter

 

 

According to this forum the leather does not stretch out. The only thing leather does is break in, which is a different thing. You got lucky, yes! I have no idea about my size because i have a weird size that is like womans XL, which means i have extreme slender hips and slender shoulders but tall like a normal 170cm male. So thats why i think the 34 will fit. PS: the sizecharts of 618 and 125 are very different.

PeterSilecchio on 04/24/16 at 04:09 PM

Hi

Yes I have a Total Different Shape then You.

My Upper area is big and my waist is small. Like a 50" Chest and a 38" Waist.

I used to lift weights when I was younger.

I Hope it Works Out Great For You.

Peter

Gail on 04/25/16 at 07:25 AM

In regards to size, you listed your height of 170 cm, your height does not determine the chest size you need in a jacket. The only time your height plays a part in sizing is if you need a jacket in a "long" size because you are tall. Based on 170 cm you are actually on the shorter side at 5'6", which will help you in a smaller jacket as your sleeve length is not that long. Looking at your photos and the tight slim jeans you are wearing you like a tight fit in your clothing. While down sizing in a jacket the jacket will become tighter, but you also need it not to be so tight that it is constricting. I suggest you measure your chest from under your arms and around you body, this measurement will be your actual chest size in a jacket. Since you want a tight fit down sizing by one size should accomplish that fit for you, down sizing two sizes may become too small for you. When anyone is looking for a certain fit and look in a jacket they actually need to try on the jackets in the different sizes to check how each size fits and looks on them. 

Gail

Vectrex on 04/25/16 at 09:13 AM

I see, thanks for your answer. That means every size (34,36,38) is the same lenght, if the size doesn't matter?

My chest is 97cm, which means 38 must be the perfect size for me...but on the pictures it seems like the shoulders are to broad (and it also feels that way)

 

Anyway i will try the 34 and if it fits i will post a photo to show the difference. Maybe i can help other slender people with this thread too.

Gail on 04/26/16 at 06:27 AM

In the vintage style 618 the back length of the jacket for sizes 32-38 was 24". The sleeve length on the jackets will vary a 1/2" per size, going from a szie 38 to a size 34 will mean the sleeve will be 1" shorter.

Gail

Vectrex on 04/26/16 at 08:53 AM

I see, thanks you really know anything about these jackets! :)

Vectrex on 04/26/16 at 09:49 AM

Gail can you tell me when the 34 was made? It all points to late 80s/early 90s but the small white size tag under the brand tag is very uncommon. Normally the size is printed on the american flag but with this jacket it is not. I browsed the forum and couldn't find ANY picture of someone showing a jacket with that size tag. What is the deal here? I hope i didn't got a counterfeit. Is it possible that this was an production error and you sewed the sizetag extra on it (like the sewing machine went out of blue yarn or something)?

PS: Main zipper YKK, sleeves IDEAL.

 

 

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Gail on 04/27/16 at 07:05 AM

This is an authentic Schott jacket. Based on the pocket ticket not having a barcode and the Lot #5231 confirms the jacket was produced in the late 1980's and prior to 1993. The reason for the small size 34 tag is because of the size. The USA flag labels with size have to be ordered in increments of 10,000 pcs. per size. At that time we did not sell enough jackets in smaller sizes to warrent purchasing that amount, since then we now do have the USA flags w/size in all sizes. The use of a separate size tag on styles were used with a plain USA flag, when flag with size was not available in a size.

Gail

Vectrex on 04/27/16 at 09:05 AM

Thanks Gail, you are the best!

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