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Ever purchase something that so greatly exceeds your expectations it instantly becomes one of your top 5 favorite things you can not live without?
I could probably write a small book about this jacket but I'll keep this review brief; the Schott 596 "Rancher" has to be the best kept secret of the Schott line-up. It is built with the classic Schott quality we all expect and demand from the price point, yes, but this is truly an heirloom piece. I expect it to last at least my lifetime, and my son will probably get a few decades out of it as well (and he is 5 currently).
The jacket is heavy like a cowhide jacket should be, but not to the point it weights you down. The leather is stiff but supple and should break in with a fantastic patina over time. I love the flannel lining of the interior of the jacket, which feels like your favorite shirt or blanket.
The sheep collar is a big reason I chose this jacket, and why I suspect most people are looking at this particular style. It's absolutely wonderful- incredibly warm, hugging the back and side of your neck without being restrictive. It pops off easily with 6 snaps, and I was beyond impressed that the entire removeable collar is also top grain leather, even the inside, and the snap attachment points.
With the sheep collar removed this jacket has an entirely different look, making it much more "dressy" like a delivery jacket. Truly two jackets in one. My only gripe here is the snap for the inside center of the collar leaves an exposed metal button on the inside of the jacket that touches the back of my neck. On a cold morning I can feel it. Would be nice if there was a piece of the flannel lining that covered this, but ultimately it is not a big deal.
For fit, I'm 6'6" 215lbs athletic taper, and the Large fits me exceptionally well, if not a little baggy in the belly but great around the chest. For someone of my height, the Schott "fit finder" will tell me nothing fits, but I found this to be in the range of acceptable. The length hits right about my hips but the sleeves are a touch short when I reach my arms, like driving, for example. This is pretty common for me so something I am used to. I pulled in the side buckles to the tightest setting to shore up the bagginess of the belly and it fits like a nice tailored jacket without being restrictive.
I was on the fence about this jacket for a while but ultimately very happy I pulled the trigger. Also, incredibly fast shipping- ordered on a Monday and received in Colorado on a Thursday! Thank you, Schott!
I bought this jacket while on Sale, great value.
It is quite a head turner. Love the removable sheepskin collar.
When it’s removed it gives the jacket a whole other look. The leather on this jacket is amazing, soft but very strong, it feels different than my 3 other Schott jackets.
I went by the fit guide and chose a Large even though it recommended an XL.
It fits good, an XL would have given me more room to layer but, I can still wear a button up shirt and tee underneath.
Side pulls are a nice touch too.
Maybe Schott can answer this question.
My label says Perfecto🤷♂️ Has picture of a bull with horns? What leather is this jacket? I know it says cowhide on the site, but this label is throwing me off.
I thought these were known as Rancher.
Doesn’t take away from the jacket, it’s fantastically well made. Heavy, great lining too. Can’t believe there’s not more reviews on this. I bought the Luggage colour and it’s quite a bit more dark than in the pictures, which I like.
Great jacket, happy out from Irish customer.
Great quality jacket, well made. I followed the sizing chart and the result was a spot on fit seeing that I was going after a more relaxed size. Highly recommend Schott. I have two of their jackets and the quality is superb. The timeliness of the order was extremely good as well.
One of my favorite leather jackets of all time. It's heavy and warm, but the leather is soft and feels like it's been hanging in your closet for 15 years. The collar easily snaps off and gives you a completely different look, so really like having two jackets in one!
The leather on this jacket is beautiful. It looks rugged with almost a pebbled-like texture but when you touch it, you notice how soft the leather is which makes the jacket super easy to move in. The stitching work on the jacket is also impressive, my favorite details are the cuff stitching around the wrists and over the back of the shoulders where it kind of V’s in a little. The flannel liner is warm but not overly warm to where you’re uncomfortable wearing the jacket indoors but kept me warm in 30 degree weather. The shearling collar snaps off so you can wear it in seasons other than winter too! Side note: I was unsure of the front zipper pockets over the chest but I promise they are much cooler looking in person! Don’t hesitate, buy!
Firstly, i have never worn a cow hide jacket. The first thing that struck me about this jacket was its weight, almost 6 lbs. i had to return the jacket the first time because the texture of the leather was not the same throughout the jacket. Directions for the return were very easy. Told them what was wrong with the jacket and the new jacket came exactly how i asked for, uniformed texture and color.
After wearing the jacket for almost a week, i am impressed, the built quality is great, except some minor issues. The vintage look of this leather jacket is unique. Although i would have liked the sleeves to be a little more tight, but not a big issue. The jacket comes a little below my waist, which i like.
Over all a great jacket, which is expected at this price range. Has a very masculine impression, the sheep collar adds to its rough looks. Great jacket. I will surely come back to Schott for my next jacket. Cant beat American made...
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