Schott N.Y.C.
Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket

STYLE: 530


Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket

STYLE: 530

The 530 is a classic cool, no-frills leather jacket that looks perfect on the road or off the beaten path. Similar to the popular Model 141 but designed with a slimmer fit, this café racer motorcycle jacket is cut by hand from cowhide that was dye-drummed, creating a natural, pebbled appearance. As with all leather jackets, Schott uses only the best, highest quality leather for the 530. Durable yet supple with a soft, luxurious feel, your new jacket will feel like a second skin right out of the box, no break-in period required.

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    Schott believes in details. That’s why we’ve added a leather-trimmed inside breast pocket and unique, custom embossed "Schott" snap faces. The stand-up, mandarin-style collar with a snap closure protects your neck while the 100% cotton plaid lining feels smooth against your skin. You’ll find the three exterior zippered pockets with chain pulls useful for storing small but necessary items on the go. As always, the classic café racer motorcycle jacket style is still produced right here in the USA.


  • 26" length Café Racer leather jacket
  • Full Aniline, drum dyed, hand cut, drummed cowhide leather
  • Durable nickel plated brass hardware
  • Cafe Racer style "mandarin" collar with snap closure
  • Custom embossed "Schott" snap faces
  • Vintage style open zippered sleeve cuffs with wind flaps
  • Three outside zippered pockets with chain pulls
  • Leather trimmed inside breast pocket
  • 100% cotton plaid lining
  • U.S.A.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Model 530 leather jackets for men are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, plump & spongy hides. You will find this jacket to be very comfortable to wear the moment you first try it on! This leather is made with an oil and aniline finish that gives a rustic old look and a soft "hand". As with all of Schott’s high quality leathers, this medium weight cowhide is tanned and processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners.

    Motorcycle jackets need to be as tough as the people wearing them. You will enjoy the benefits of both stain resistance and added protection while riding on your classic motorbike or kicking back with friends at the local pub. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last.
    As with all our leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. In the same tradition used in the 50's, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the Model 530. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket to fit tighter than most for that classic bold and streamlined look. Offered in sizes XS to 4XL we suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit. Also please note that the absence of underarm footballs combined with Schott’s tighter cut arms make this a slim fitting jacket.

    The Schott Model 530 is proudly made in the USA. Our customers know that the quality and construction of our jackets are unparalleled. From the heavyweight thread we use to the strong American hands that do the crafting. We build our leather motorcycle jackets to the same indestructible standards as the old style leather medicine balls. One-hundred plus years of being the best is your assurance that Schott Brothers stands behind every jacket we make.


    The Cafe Racer leather jacket design that became mainstream in the 1960's was developed in England. As soldiers were returning home after WWII they caught the bug of souping up older, prewar motorbikes. These motorcycles were raced between local pubs and cafes which created the need for a streamlined, minimalist leather racing jacket. Traveling at times in excess of 100 MPH was a fairly dangerous proposition on the roads that were more like trails at the time. Heavy horsehide and of course a strong main zipper added a certain level of protection for these speed happy daredevils. One would imagine there were wagers made and records set during these early cafe racing days.

    Schott Brothers has produced a café racer leather motorcycle jacket since we produced model 666 RS for Beck in 1956. It was called a "Leather Racing Shirt" and cost $28.95 at the time. Schott also marketed our own racing jacket as the model 641XX. In the early days these leather jackets had symmetrical zippered pockets on the chest, an adjustable snap collar strap and zippered sleeve cuffs. As they were worn and abused many examples found today are missing any signs of the original inside linings.

    Rooted in tradition, the Schott Model 530 continues this cafe racer style from the 50's. Based on early racer designs the 530 has changed a bit but the overall concept remains the same. Design a tight fitting, no frills mens leather jacket with a cool, refined look. We feel our Café Racer’s accomplished this and make a profound statement. Schott continues production of the classic Café Racer motorcycle jacket style, as always, right here in the U.S.A.
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    Published: Fri, 2/19/2021 by R B
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    It’s my first leather jacket and straight away upon receiving it you could tell how hight the quality was. Theresa was really helpful in picking a size right for me because i sat in between a L and XL. It may be my first leather jacket, but it definitely won’t be the last.

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    Published: Wed, 2/17/2021 by Abraham Sanchez
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    This jacket is very high quality It was real noticeable right out of the box. This jacket is worth every cent you get your moneys worth. I have 8 Leather Jackets in my collection, and this jacket just went to the top. I can see this jacket lasting over 20 years, and more. Thank you Schott NYC you have set the bar real high. My wife and I agree looks like I wont be going anywhere else for a leather jacket. I will start getting rid of some of my collection. The other jackets don't feel right anymore the quality isn't there with my other leather jackets. I have jackets from HD,guess, and etc. Thanks again Schott NYC other companies should take a page from your book you guys clearly set the stage.

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    Published: Sat, 2/13/2021 by Arnold
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I had a knot in my brain before ordering this jacket because of all the reviews that are on the site. I measure 1.83 m (6”) for 79 kg (179 lb) and my chest circumference is 104 cm (41 Inch) I can wear this jacket with a T-shirt and the visual rendering is the one you see on the men model on the site (not the one with the, beard and the hair long because in his case I find the jacket too wide) ... I ordered an L (risky I am in France and the return would have been impossible) and the L is perfectly adjusted (exactly as the model is wearing from the site) with a light sweet hooded zips it also works (but couldn’t be thicker)
    This jacket is really nice !

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    Published: Tue, 2/2/2021 by Steve Millan

    This jacket is really great. High quality leather that feels like a baseball glove, will take some time to break in. Looking forward to wearing this for years to come!

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    Published: Sun, 11/15/2020 by GK

    Very nice! Fits, feels, and looks great!....good quality and can tell it will last.

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    Published: Sun, 11/1/2020 by -Dan D. from Rhode Island

    I was reluctant to buy this jacket online never having seen it in person. My concern was how a slim fit jacket would fit considering I’m 6’1” 270 lbs with a chest size of 50”. But, I decided to take the risk having bought a classic Perfecto during one of my trips to NYC a few years ago which I love.

    I followed the recommendation of the online sizing tool which suggested I buy an XXXL! I normally wear a XXL for everything else.

    I got the jacket about 24 hours later and I love it! The quality is so amazing and the leather is so supple. It’s also lite enough to wear during the warmer seasons of the year.

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    Published: Fri, 10/9/2020 by David Solis

    I have been eying this jacket, perusing the internet, watched video after video on this particular model, for about a year. I finally made said purchase, was holding off till it was decent enough outside to wear.

    I purchased a size Small, my chest is around 36 inches, I’m 5’6, honestly it had too much room. I could zip up easily, the sleeves went past to about my knuckles. I just didn’t like the fit of the jacket. Yes I could wear a thick hoodie, flannel, you name it underneath, and still have plenty of room. That’s not what I was looking for. I want a second skin, hugs the body, go to leather jacket.

    Well, I returned it for an XS and yes it was snug, it was hard to zip up, but it’s exactly what I wanted. I’ve read and have also been told that it’s important to size down, since leather does stretch. I will say that this may not apply to everyone. Don’t buy a jacket you just can’t fit at all.

    After a few outings, even wearing this jacket around the house, I’ve noticed it’s loosen up, it’s getting easier to zip up. The arms have slightly more room, overall it’s feeling better and better. The sleeves I prefer in length as opposed to the small, though I will have them shorten, but not by much!
    The leather is great, it’s soft but it’s not thin by any means. It feels broken in, yet there is still and will always be, more movement as you wear the garment.

    It has it all, the quality build, the smell, the noise leather makes when you move. The slim fitting profile, the subtle qualities of a Cafe Racer. It’s clean, no bells and whistles, no “fashion” gimmicks, just tried and true. If you feel out of place in a double rider motorcycle jacket, then this is it, seriously, look no further.

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    Published: Thu, 10/1/2020 by Sean
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I just received my brand new 530 in brown size large about an hour ago, perfect fit for me. For reference, I am 6'0', 190 lbs, 46.5 inch chest, 32 waist, athletic build and the large fits me like a glove. The leather is very soft, feels already broken in. I'm betting it will stretch just a little which is fine. Any bigger I would be swimming in it, any smaller and I would not be able to zip it up.

    This is my first from Schott, it will not be my last.

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    Published: Fri, 9/11/2020 by Jbell

    The jacket is beautiful and well made. But it is too short in length and sleeves for a tall guy. I bought a size Large for him. In coats he is a 42L. He is 6’4”, 185 pounds, lean and clothes fit him easily usually. The jacket was tight in the chest.
    I think this jacket might be ok for guys under 6’ tall. But he is thin, and it being tight in the chest was unusual.
    Of course it was returned.

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    Published: Tue, 9/8/2020 by Robert Fitzpatrick

    Very happy with the jacket. Excellent quality. Ordered from the UK and import duties/taxes + shipping added another $400, but still worth it

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