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 drum dyed, 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.


    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, 11/17/2023 by David

    As with everything from Schott, this jacket is perfect. Love the leather, the fit, the look. Wouldn’t change a thing. Should have got one of these a long time ago. Classics never go out of style.

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    Published: Wed, 11/15/2023 by J.S. White

    The 530 is so damn cool!!! The cut, the color, the smell, the craftsmanship, the customer support - Everything about Schott is SUPERB!

    My husband is 5'10" about 215lbs with a 46" chest.

    He is normally a L or XL in everything he owns (XL in every jacket and coat he owns) but the L and XL were too tight and he couldn't lift his arms and it was too snug around his torso. The 46" chest indicated for the XL is literally his chest size, he couldn't wear anything but a T-shirt underneath and he looked silly in it. I thought it would stretch with use but it was explained to me that isn't the case. The leather will soften up a little more over time and contour with you body shape but it won't stretch.

    We ordered the 2XL and it fits him perfectly!! If you are in the fence with XL or 2XL you might want to go with a 2XL so you have the freedom to wear anything you want underneath.

    The jacket is perfect for the chilly autumn/early winter season here on the Maine coast.

    The liner is so nice. We love the plaid. It's a darker pattern than other photos we saw online where the liner looks almost like a mustard color pallete. Our liners in all the jackets were tried look exactly like our photo. It's very attractive!

    One thing to take note of is the color of one of the jackets didn't look like the dark "oil rubbed" look on the website. It was more like a medium tan. So when you order I would suggest you call up the customer service number and indicate you want the make sure the brown matches the dark brown on the website, unless you aren't as particular. I specifically lived the website color because it matches his car interior and I wanted it to match.

    It's my understanding that color might vary a little based on the leather itself. It's an organic thing and dyes might look differently on each item. That's just my understanding of it.

    The jacket is absolutely stunning and my husband looks quite hot in it, which makes us both very happy. Five stars all around!

    I'm hooked on this website and ordered his a sweater and a leather wine carrying tote. I think all of his future gifts will come from here now that I know how to size him.

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    Published: Fri, 10/6/2023 by George gegechkori

    This is THE LEATHER JACKET! Its rugged, quality and stylish appeal will please any true admirer of leather jackets. The fit is excellent for a guy my size (I am 6’6” and 215lbs) without any issues related to fitting, length and overall comfort. The quality and craftsmanship is superb and show just how much effort went into the making of this great masterpiece! The price point for this quality is a steal, especially knowing that it will outlast any other brand name jacket that is out there! Plus you are going to own a piece of Americana that is truly historical!

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    Published: Thu, 9/28/2023 by George gege

    This is the best….period!

    Unbelievable and out of this earth quality, the cut, the quality, the fabric and the weight! Have had many many leather jackets, this one came in mail today and I almost wore it inside my home! Really, if you are looking for an eternal jacket that will last you, your children and grandchildren, look no further, you have arrived!

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    Published: Mon, 9/18/2023 by Sam

    Excellent leather, great fit, nice to see made in the USA making a product with high standards

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    Published: Sun, 9/17/2023 by Poul Urch

    This jacket is a real find! It's perfect for fall and spring, and I can't rave enough about its stylish design and comfort. If you are looking for a quality jacket, then, without a doubt, I recommend paying attention to this model.

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    Published: Tue, 6/27/2023 by Anthony
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

    high quality jacket. i like that its waxed so i can easily wear it when its raining. the zippers have a good feel and i like the classic flannel style red and black lining

    im 6 ft 1 and 190 pounds and i ordered size M and it just fits perfect. the leather is extremely high quality and it has a nice matte finish. overall its a very durable jacket and i think its gonna last me a very long time.

    customer service was also very fast and helpful. i would definitely order again

    very fast delivery to Hamburg ,Germany within 3 days ,

    (230 euro custom fee but that's ok because it is to protect the economy)

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    Published: Sat, 6/3/2023 by mats

    love the jacket. super quality, fantastic fit and very sharp look.

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    Published: Fri, 5/12/2023 by Mike Hartpence
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Ordered the cafe racer in a S but was a tad too small. Exchange was very easy and I couldn't be happier. This was my first Schott jacket and you can really feel how well built it is. I have no doubt with care this will last decades.

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    Published: Tue, 4/25/2023 by Steve Hirsch
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    I have owned several Schott jackets over the last 40 (!) years and this is one of the best. The fit and quality are up to Schott's usual standard -- the leather is really beautiful. I think it's a street jacket, I'm sure I'd wear something else for a ride or anything where I might take a fall or scrape, but there other jackets for that. Having said that, though, I'm pretty sure it will weather well over the years and look good after it's seen some use.

    As always, Jerri Reyes and her associates were very helpful in altering the jacket.

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