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: Tue, 10/22/2019 by DMC

    I've owned several leather jackets over the years, and this is, by far, the best jacket I have ever owned! The fit is awesome, nice weight, and I love the design. Can't wait for the cold weather!

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    LOVE MY 530

    Published: Fri, 10/11/2019 by Jeff K

    Love my 530 jacket. It’s refreshing to find a top-quality product from a top-notch American company that’s all you hoped it would be!

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    Published: Fri, 7/12/2019 by Foxy

    This is my second Schott Jacket. I outgrew my 141 some years ago and sold it on eBay,
    It was a huge cost for the 530 and with import duties to the UK, but worth every penny. The quality is superb and it looks like it will outlast me and be passed on !
    It’s built solid with very thick supple leather and strong heavyweight zipper. Sizing was Bob on.

    Being a biker I have other expensive bike leather jackets, but compared the the 530 they seem inferior and lesser quality leather.

    Hope this review is of use.

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    Published: Wed, 6/12/2019 by Johnny Finn

    First time I put this on, my wife told me "Finally, a leather jacket that looks like it's made for you!"

    I'm 183 cm tall and weighing about 92 kg. My jeans size varies between 34-36 inches. I'm
    wearing a size Large.

    Over a t-shirt it looks maybe even too roomy, but once I put on another layer like a light sweater or a hoodie, I don't think a medium would have fit me.

    OK, so PROS and CONS:


    - Heavy, tasty smelling, thick leather.
    - Zippers feel heavy duty and smooth
    - Hand and inside pockets are big enough to actually store something
    - Looks bad ass with it's sort of half-shiny, pebbled appearance


    - Outside breast pocket. Just big enough to fit my wallet, but still kinda awkward to fit my hand inside to pull it out. I probably end up not using this pocket at all.
    - It's not really a slim fit. I suggest you try it on before buying.
    - Jacket lining. The cotton has some piling up. I don't know if it will last.
    - Loose thread in the middle of stiching.

    And finally, the price in europe I paid for this during a sale was 800 Euros! Normal pricing 1000+€.

    You decide if the price is on point or not.

    Final thoughts: This jacket isn't for people with skinny, model like bodies, but rather for athletic/beer bellied/bigger/older guys.

    Oh and if you buy this item in 2019, the label's gonna say "Made in USA of imported materials", not just "made in USA".

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    Published: Wed, 4/17/2019 by Tyler Auffhammer

    I've been searching the perfect leather jacket for the past few years. I've tried other, less expensive brands and have not been impressed. I wanted something with heritage, amazing quality, a great fit, and, of course, made in the USA. I am 5' 10" and weigh 185 pounds, so I ordered the Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket in medium. When I received the jacket (after 2 days!), it was too tight. I emailed customer service and they responded (quickly) with measurements and advice to go up to large. I returned the jacket and once they received it, I had the large in two days time.

    The jacket is wonderful. It's heavy (but not burdensome), made of high quality, and smells like fresh cowhide. The price point in high-end, but I can envision this being a daily wear jacket for the rest of my life (barring a drastic weight change; reminder: lay off the potato chips). The arms are a perfect length, even having a tad extra for riding my Harley-Davidson. Everything is made with fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, from the zipper to the pockets and thread.

    Although it's a lot to spend on a clothing item, even in the price point there is not much competition. I would not change anything about this jacket and would advise anyone looking for the same to buy it now and you won't regret it.

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    Published: Wed, 4/3/2019 by Davis Gentry

    Great jacket, looks and feels fabulous. About sizing. I am 5'5", with a 40" chest and 30" waist. Narrow shoulders, proportionate arms. A small fits snugly across the chest, well across the waist. Shoulders a bit large, sleeves a bit long. I will be having the sleeves shortened after a few months of wear.

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    Published: Thu, 2/28/2019 by TW Amsterdam
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful

    Wow, I've just received my 530 a few hours ago. This is THE jacket i've been searching and hoping for. The leather is thick, strong but also very supple . It molds to your body instantly! I have to say I was very much in dubio regarding sizing. Because I live in Amsterdam it's quite a hassle to return the jacket for a different size. My dimensions are 6ft, 163 pounds and 39.5" chest exactly. That puts me in between an S and M. Decided to take my chances and went with a Small and boy am I glad I did! Fits like a glove with still room underneath for a shirt or sweater. Arm length and shoulder seem custom made.
    Then the delivery was outstanding, from hitting the enter button for purchase to having this thing of beauty on my shoulders took less than 30 hours! I am not much an aficionado of writing reviews, however this jacket deserves one. Thank you Schott NYC for your craft!

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    Published: Wed, 2/6/2019 by HW

    Cann't say more. This jacket is perfect, as in all Schott products! Love it.

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    Published: Sat, 1/5/2019 by Johnathan P

    Probably and best quality leather jacket I've ever seen. The leather is impeccable and the craftsmanship is unmatched. The fit is okay. I am 5'9" 220lbs and needed an XL. The sleeves in my opinion run way too long, probably by 2" inches too long. The sleeves can also be a little more fitted but overall it's a good leather jacket. I plan on purchasing one in black, but I need to see if I can get the sleeves shortened first otherwise I'll just stick to one of them

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    Published: Tue, 11/6/2018 by B. Abbott

    After looking at dozens of jackets on the internet, I decided that the Schott 530 was the style I was looking for. I have a bit longer torso than most for my height, so I was concerned about the length of the jacket, and considered going with a custom made one from Schott. When I inquired about that, I was informed that custom ordering was closed for the season, so I took a chance and ordered the medium size 530 in brown. I am 6'0 tall and 170 lbs. and the jacket fits great and is 'just' long enough. The quality of the leather and it's finishing is superb. I love the jacket and if I were to change anything on it, it would be to have a zip-out quilted liner so that I could wear it even more throughout the year!

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