at 07:12 AM
I can only confirm that by removing the belt it does lower the value of the jacket. In reality the hanging of the belt when not buckled is part of the classic look of this icon jacket. I do know through the years many jackets were sent into Schott to have the belts replaced after someone had cut them off. Hopefully other blog members will post their thoughts on the belt and in the end the finally decision must be yours and what you want. Gail
at 08:24 PM
What's the point of even wearing a Perfecto if you plan on removing the belt? Half belt is probably the most distinct feature of this jacket, it's a major part of it and it's exactly what makes your jacket a Perfecto so... I don't know man, I'd never remove mine.
Hey I just remembered something! Schott had produced a series of jackets with a snap at a bottom of the jacket, right next to the main zipper, and one on the belt, beside the buckle I believe it was, so one could easily secure a belt buckle while the belt isn't fastened. It's a great way to eliminate a dangling buckle and I'm sure that any tailor that works with leather should be able to install the two snaps for you.
at 11:37 AM
Every time you cut the belt off a Perfecto the gods kill a puppy. But +1 to what Monitor said. I remember seeing the same thing somewhere. See if you can get some Schott snaps and have a leatherworker set them. Arrow-Care would probably do it, too.
at 03:07 PM
We have heard a number of requests to remove belts, and we have started to offer some styles with no belt, but as said before we also have been adding snaps to many of our belted styles so you can snap down the buckle side. The other end of the belt you can just fold back and tuck into one of the loops. Thank you!
at 11:18 PM
Yup. My new 619 has a buckle snap and I agree; makes it easier to wear. But thats enough easierness for me. I haven't tucked in a shirt for decades - sure ain't gonna' tuck in a belt.
at 11:25 AM
Don't remove the belt and regret later. It's so classic and nice!
at 01:26 PM
i didn't do it, but i did find a clever way to have it.
just simply take the belt out of the eye-holes and just buckle it on the back. works great! :D
at 06:06 PM
I've seen some people doing that, too, but not on the original Perfecto from Schott - how the heck did you manage to squeeze the belt buckle through the loop!? It's a huge thing, it is!
I've also seen people sticking their belt buckles inside ticket pocket!
at 01:25 PM
I have a 525 with just the belt loops. I like the option of not haveng to deal with teh belt, but wish that Schott offered a full belt in the exact syle of the half belt, with the big buckle and metal reinforced holes.