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