CBS This Morning featured our jacket in the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibit "Items: Is Fashion Modern?" that continues until the end of January.
Schott NYC and 3sixteen Collaborate on Monochromatic Spring Perfecto Jacket
3sixteen, a NYC-based denim brand founded in 2003 has partnered with iconic outerwear manufacturer Schott NYC to produce a collaborative leather jacket. This undertaking combines the Schott family's extensive heritage and expertise with 3sixteen's understated design sensibilities to yield a clean, minimalist double rider jacket that is both tough as nails and guaranteed to wear in beautifully over it's life time.
The jacket’s silhouette is a modernized, slim fit version of the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket, originally designed by Irving Schott in 1928. With its slightly lengthened body and slimmer arms, the jacket has a fashion-forward fit that is equally at home in both casual and riding functions. Additionally, eliminating the belt and the epaulet star on the classic Perfecto and employing matte black hardware for all zippers and snaps yields a monochromatic, easy-to-wear look.
The 3sixteen x Schott NYC Perfecto is made of premium naked cowhide, a leather with a slight sheen and supple hand that will age beautifully. Unlike traditional finished leather that has a rigid shiny topcoat, naked cowhide has no finish and open pores, resulting in a softer feel and an easier break-in period. The jacket is lined with raw Japanese selvedge chambray fabric that will provide for comfortable, lightweight, year-round wear. The lining features a busted-seam detail that runs up the back to show the self edge of the fabric. Lastly, a custom leather patch commemorating the collaboration is sewn into the lining above an inside pocket.
As a final touch, 3sixteen employed Josh Warner of Good Art HLYWD to design and manufacture a custom .925 sterling silver “snap-cap” to apply to the signature snap on the back of the jacket, which is traditionally used to attach an optional sheepskin collar. Good Art’s snap cap is an original design consisting of a female portion made of solid brass inserted into a solid sterling silver cap top. The snap caps are individually crafted by hand end-to-end in Good Art’s Los Angeles foundry. Each snap is then boiled in sulfur to give it a unique gunmetal finish: the sulfur creates a black oxidation layer on the snap which, over time, will wear down to reveal the bright silver underneath - not unlike the patina that is achieved on a pair of raw denim.
The lookbook was shot by Julian Berman and features LA-based actor and longtime friend Milo Ventimiglia. Each jacket is hand cut and sewn in Schott’s family-owned manufacturing facility in New Jersey. Only 100 units were produced and will be available on Thursday, June 9th, via the following retailers for $950 USD
Schott NYC Flagship (New York, NY)
Rivet & Hide (London) Schott LA Flagship (Glendale, CA)
Our SperW white was featured in the January issue of Vogue Magazine twice.
Model Imaan Hammam is showing off the white Perfecto over a white dress to demonstrate "Being Yourself."
Later on in the issue, the jacket is shown in it's native habitat, NYC.
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Buzzfeed.com featured Schott NYC as an American Brand everyone should know
Schott NYC was listed as one of the Made in America Clothing Brands You Should Know by Buzzfeed. Commenting on the "High-quality leather jackets appreciated by fashion bros and old-school bikers alike." We agree!